Introduction to AI tools for researchers

Workshop dates

Workshops will be held on the following dates. Please click the link to book your place via SuperSaas - you will need to register for a password if you are using this for the first time.

  • Workshop dates for Autumn 2024 will be added shortly

Please note: all our workshops are subject to a minimum registration requirement. If this is not met the workshop will be cancelled and you will be offered a place on an alternate date.

Workshop description

Since the release of ChatGPT in November 2022, there has been a significant amount of commentary on the impact Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) tools will have on Higher Education, particularly in relation to teaching and learning. A much smaller focus has been on the impact GAI will have on researchers and the research cycle. Allied to this, there are now a raft of AI tools available for researchers to support specific tasks – from tools that help with discovering and reading academic literature, to those that assist with academic writing and the selection of journal venues. How does a researcher identify and evaluate these tools?

In this session, participants will develop an understanding of the opportunities and risks of using AI tools in the research process. Time will be dedicated to exploring how AI Tools might be used to augment research processes to create efficiencies, as well as critically evaluating any potential ethical risks that might be associated with using AI tools within a research context. Finally, attendees will be equipped with a framework for evaluating AI Tools, with the framework explored through the demonstration of a selection of AI Tools.

This workshop covers topics which primarily fall under domain A1 of the Researcher Development Framework.


PGR students and beyond.


Our workshops and online courses are designed to be inclusive, catering for a wide range of disabilities. We provide accessible documents and a live transcript for online workshops as standard.

Please contact if you have any additional support requirements, and we will be happy to provide assistance.

Further help

The Research Skills Team can also offer one-to-one appointments and bespoke workshops on this topic.


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