Program for Accessing Research Training (PART)

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The Program for Accessing Research Training (PART) is designed to prepare UTM students interested in enrolling in the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) or other research opportunities available on campus. Participants can also acquire foundational skills needed to succeed in graduate studies.

PART consists of Core, Quantitative, and Qualitative training modules. Each module features four hours of instruction, a homework exercise or assessment, and a feedback form.

PART is open to students in all fields and disciplines. No prior research experience or training is necessary. Students who complete PART can receive a CCR notation on their university transcript. CCR eligibility requirements are listed below.

How to Participate

Register for PART, to be added to the PART Quercus shell. You can participate in the modules that interest you. You can complete one, or as many as you wish. 

Register for PART

PART Summer Institute Schedule

Each module features four hours of online classroom instruction and a homework exercise or assessment, as well as a feedback form.

PART is offered online during the Fall and Winter semesters, with a Summer Institute that includes all modules, offered at the end of April.


May 1

 May 2

May 3

May 4

May 5

10am – 12pm ET Conducting Literature Searches pt. 1 Annotated Bibliography/Literature Review Writing pt. 1 Conducting Literature Searches pt. 2 Annotated Bibliography/Literature Writing pt. 2 Research Ethics (10am) Communicating your Research (11am)
12pm – 2pm ET   Writing Graduate School Applications pt. 1 Working with Supervisors pt. 1 (Grad) Writing Graduate School Applications pt. 2 Working with Supervisors pt. 2 (ROP)

2pm – 4pm ET

Transcribing and Coding pt. 2


Leading a Focus Group pt. 2 Statics pt. 2 Conducting Interviews pt. 2 Data Analysis pt. 2
5pm – 7pm ET   Lab Protocols pt. 2      

PART 2023 Summer Institute Schedule PDF 


Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Eligibility Requirements

PART participants are eligible to receive a certificate of completion and the CCR notation on their university transcript if they:

1. Complete all three of the following Core Modules:

  • Annotated Bibliography/Literature Review

  • Conducting Literature Searches

  • Research Ethics

2. Complete one of the following Core Modules:

  • Communicating your Research
  • Working with Supervisors
  • Writing Graduate School Applications

3. Complete two Quantitative Modules OR two Qualitative Modules:

Quantitative Modules:

  • Special Topics in STEM
  • Special Topics in the Social Sciences
  • Lab Protocols
  • Data Analysis
  • Statistics

Qualitative Modules:

  • Conducting Archival Research
  • Conducting Interviews
  • Transcribing and Coding
  • Special Topics in the Humanities
  • Leading a Focus Group 

    4. Submit a written reflection piece at the end of the program. 


    CCR Time Commitment:

    The total time commitment to complete the CCR requirement is approximately 44 hours including workshops, homework, and feedback.

    CCR Attendance Information:

    Please allow up to two weeks after the conclusion of the final workshop in the series for your attendance to be updated in the online system.

    The PART Summer Institute 2023 is your final opportunity to obtain CCR in the program’s current form. If you have previously completed PART modules in previous semesters/years and are interested in obtaining CCR for your participation, you must complete the CCR requirements for PART during the PART Summer Institute 2023.

    Please contact if you have questions about CCR requirements and PART in general.