Program for Accessing Research Training (PART)


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 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.

Winter 2023 Schedule is available here!

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.

    Note that PART can be completed over multiple years so long as you are registered as a U of T undergraduate student. Modules completed are cumulative; therefore, you do not have to repeat modules already completed, even if you completed them in previous years.

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