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Workshops and Training

Northwestern IT Research Computing Services collaborates with campus partners to offer members of the Northwestern research community opportunities to develop data and computing skills, as well as learn about the services and resources that support research activities on campus. 

Remember to follow us on Twitter @NUITResearch and subscribe to the NUIT-RESEARCH listserv for information about research and training opportunities happening on and off campus.



Summer Data Science and Programming Workshops

Do you want to improve your programming skills? Ever wonder how to explore data in Python? Or why people keep telling you to learn R? Want to learn what a database is? How to navigate in a terminal or use GitHub? Then there’s a summer workshop for you!

Workshops are open to Northwestern graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. A smaller set of Python and R workshops on the Chicago campus are being planned for September; look for an announcement in July.


Online Training

DataCamp Online Courses

Access to DataCamp is available for researchers interested in learning or improving their skills with R, Python, SQL, spreadsheets, command line, and git through interactive, self-paced courses. Space is limited, and access is granted quarterly.

For more information and a link to the registration page, see DataCamp Access.

Safari Books Online

Northwestern University Libraries provides access to Safari Books Online.  This includes many popular books on programming, software development, and other technology topics.  It also includes online tutorials.  Students, faculty, and staff can register for an account with a Northwestern email address; access the link from the Northwestern network or VPN. 

LinkedIn Learning

Northwestern offers access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly courses for students, faculty, and staff.  Courses cover a wide range of technology and business topics including databases, programming, and data analysis. 

For more information, see the Human Resources LinkedIn Learning page.

Other Resources

Northwestern R User Group

The R User group meets monthly to learn more about R and network with others using the R statistical computing environment.  All members of the Northwestern University community using, or interested in using, R at all experience levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Upcoming meetings and more information.

Text Analysis Working Group

The Text Analysis Working Group is a group of Northwestern students, postdocs, faculty, and staff who meet regularly to learn computational text analysis skills together. Participants from all fields are welcome.

Upcoming meetings and more information.


Last Updated: 13 September 2019

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