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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 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.

November 19, 2013
Coordinator:
Allison Bloodworth
D-Lab is hosting a focus group to scope out grad students' research data infrastructure needs. This is a joint effort of UC Berkeley's Research Information Technologies & Educational Technologies groups. Led by Allison Bloodworth (ETS), the focus group's goal is to to understand student needs around research data management, research computing, and learning environments.
November 19, 2013
Coordinator:
Jeffery Loo, Erik T. Mitchell

The safe storage, careful documentation, and open sharing of data are important research objectives.  They are foundational data management practices for maximizing the impact of your work and meeting the data requirements of national funding agencies.  

November 19, 2013
Coordinator:
Joshua Bloom

Info session co-sponsored by D-Lab and the School of Information:

November 19, 2013
Coordinator:
Chris Krogslund

This 2-hour workshop is geared towards users with previous knowledge of Stata looking to carry out data analysis in R.  It will offer participants a side-by-side comparison of how the same analytical procedures can be implemented in both environments.  Topics to be covered include data manipulation, summary statistics, classical hypothesis tests, regression, regression diagnostics, and plotting

November 12, 2013
Coordinator:
Karthik Ram

This 3-hour workshop is geared towards R users hoping to learn some advanced skills. I will introduce participants to various ways to deal with large datasets (using dplyr, data.table, RMySQL), ways to acquire data from the web, and also how to build, document, test and deploy your own R packages. Previous experience with R is assumed.

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