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This is an archive of our past training offerings. We are looking to include workshops on topics not yet covered here. Is there something not currently on the list? Send us a proposal.

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February 11, 2014
Coordinator:
David Eifler

Zotero is a powerful, open-source reference management tool. For the first hour, the presenter will demonstrate the key Zotero features: importing and creating new references; managing references; inserting citations into a manuscript; and formatting bibliographies in hundreds of styles. The demonstration will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session.

February 11, 2014
Coordinator:
Leora Lawton

While a doctoral degree from Cal is most helpful in securing a tenure-track position, the truth is that not everyone wants to go that route, and there aren’t enough positions for everyone who completes a PhD.  Non-academic careers offer a great deal of flexibility in terms of topic area, preferred geographic location, and compatibility with spousal careers.

February 6, 2014
Coordinator:
Colleen Kohashi , Diana Holt

The Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS) serves as the institutional review board (IRB) at UC Berkeley. CPHS has transitioned from a paper-based process to a web-based system called Berkeley eProtocol. This training will guide participants through the process of submitting a protocol for CPHS/OPHS review and approval.

February 6, 2014
Coordinator:
Jon Stiles, Dav Clark

This workshop will cover the characteristics, types and strengths  of education-oriented data from administrative, survey, and digital exhaust/social sources.

February 4, 2014
Coordinator:
Nick Adams

The D-Lab invites you to a late afternoon info session!   February 4th, Tuesday, @ 5pm

February 4, 2014
Coordinator:
Adrienne Tanner, Colleen Kohashi , Leon Wong

The IRB Process training includes, how to write protocols for different levels of review, how to complete consent forms, and IRB staff will provide guidance on policies. IRB staff will discuss what types of research requires review, in addition to the following topics:

February 4, 2014
Coordinator:
Tani Prestage

This workshop provides an introduction of historical research cases and ethical principles, and a discussion of federal regulations overseeing human subjects research. The session also emphasizes the role of consent in research and investigator responsibilities.

January 25, 2014 to January 26, 2014
Coordinator:
Pat Hastings

This two-day INTENSIVE workshop will cover (in a teaching computer lab environment, using the the General Social Survey as a common dataset): Getting data into StataStata specific tools and resources (do files, logs, help files, etc)Coding and cleaning data (making new variables from old variables; labeling variables and values, etc) Collapsing dataDescriptive statistics (tables and graphs)Cros

January 23, 2014

Are you interested in helping to build a database on federal court cases? Do you want to learn some programming and data management skills while you're at it? This semester, D-Lab will host a working group where interested students can help build a large and comprehensive database on litigation in federal district courts.

January 18, 2014 to January 19, 2014
Coordinator:
Pat Hastings

The workshop will cover (in a teaching computer lab environment, using the the General Social Survey as a common dataset):
 
Getting data into Stata
Stata specific tools and resources (do files, logs, help files, etc)
January 14, 2014 to January 17, 2014
Coordinator:
Clara Cohen, Chris Krogslund

The workshop will provide an intensive introduction to R, spanning a total of 12 hours of instruction over 4 days.  Topics to be covered include:

January 13, 2014 to January 17, 2014
Coordinator:
Dav Clark

This is five days of training to get you on the on-ramp to scientific computing. Please sign up only if you'll commit to attending all the sessions, since we have really limited space for this offering.

January 13, 2014
Coordinator:
Dav Clark, Rochelle Terman

An introduction to fundamental aspects of computing with data, including the following topics:

December 10, 2013
Coordinator:
Dav Clark, Rochelle Terman

Git is a powerful tool for keeping track of changes you make to the files in a project. You can use it to synchronize your work across computers, collaborate with others, and even deploy applications to the cloud. In this workshop, we'll learn the basics of understanding and using Git, including working with the popular "social coding" website, GitHub.

December 6, 2013
Coordinator:
Cyrus Dioun

This workshop will familiarize attendees with the Undergraduate Research Assistanceship Program (URAP) and the benefits and challenges of working with undegraduate research assistants. Expect to learn about:

URAP logistics and bureaucracy

Recruiting undergraduates

Which projects/tasks are (in)/appropriate for undergraduate research assistants

December 5, 2013

The D-Lab invites graduate students from the Haas School of Business to an information session. The D-Lab provides students with the resources to learn how to collect, manage, process, analyze and store both quantitative and qualitative data.

December 5, 2013

The D-Lab invites students from the Berkeley School of Public Health to a lunchtime info session. The D-Lab provides students with the resources to learn how to collect, manage, process, analyze and store both quantitative and qualitative data.

December 3, 2013
Coordinator:
Benjamin Bartlett

Web scraping is a powerful and increasingly important tool for social science researchers. It allows users to automatically download the content of websites as plain text files for use in data and text analysis. This workshop series is a thorough introduction to web scraping using the python package scrapy.

November 23, 2013 to November 24, 2013
Coordinator:
Lynne Williams, Matt Davis

UPDATE: Please see the course website here. Materials for the site are in a GitHub repository.

Our goal is to help scientists and engineers become more productive by teaching them basic computing skills like:

November 21, 2013

The D-Lab invites students from Berkeley Law's program in Jurisprudence and Social Policy to a lunchtime info session. The D-Lab provides students with the resources to learn how to collect, manage, process, analyze and store both quantitative and qualitative data.

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