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Workshops and Learning Resources

Are you looking to learn new data or computational skills? We provide regular workshops, access to online learning resources, and guides to help you learn new skills and use our services effectively.


We offer workshops throughout the year. Regular workshop topics include:

  • Using Quest and other computational resources
  • R and Python: introductory skills, packages for working with data, data visualization, statistical and machine learning models
  • Visualization tools and frameworks
  • Using AI tools to support coding tasks
  • Git and GitHub
  • Command Line
  • Data storage and management best practices and tools

View and register for an Upcoming workshop

Or contact us to request customized workshops or training for your group.

Subscribe to the NUIT-RESEARCH listserv to receive announcements about upcoming workshops.

Learning Resources

  • Resource Guides: Research Computing and Data Services team members have curated lists of free books, videos, online courses, tutorials and other materials to help you learn R, Python, SQL, git, and more.
  • O’Reilly Online Learning: Northwestern University Libraries provides online access to many popular books and other resources covering programming, software development, data visualization, machine learning, and other technology topics. Register for an account with a Northwestern email address by clicking “Institution not listed?”; once you have an account, you can log in directly.
  • LinkedIn Learning: Northwestern Human Resources provides access to courses on a wide range of technology topics, including databases, programming, and data analysis.
  • Quest User Guide and Documentation: your guide to using Northwestern’s high-performance computing cluster.

Talk to a Consultant

Are you looking for help from a person instead? We can meet with you one-on-one to answer questions on using computational and data resources and methods in your research.