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Research Computing Workshops

Created: January 9, 2018

Research Computing Services and Northwestern University Libraries will be offering a variety of workshops during the winter quarter on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses, as well as providing access to online training.

There is no cost to attend most of these workshops, but registration is required. 

Visit the workshop series website for more details and to register.

Researcher’s Toolkit - Evanston

The Researcher's Toolkit is a technology workshop series designed to help Northwestern researchers improve scholarly productivity and efficiency.  The series is a collaboration of Research Computing Services and Northwestern University Libraries.  All topics are suitable for a general audience and are most beneficial if you to bring your laptop.  Workshops are held on Wednesdays in Mudd Hall.

  •  Strategies and Tools for Managing Your Scholarly Identity: January 10, 3-4:30 PM
  • Resources for Text Mining and Analysis: January 24, 1-2:30 PM
  • Introduction to Version Control and Git: January 31, 3-4:30 PM
  • Web Fundamentals: February 7, 3-4:30 PM
  • ICPSR: Resources and Services: February 21, 3-4 PM
  • Starting a Scholarly Journal: March 7, 3-4 PM


Computational Skills for Researchers (CSR) - Evanston

CSR workshops help researchers expand their technical skills by covering topics such as using Quest, programming, and data analysis.  Some of these workshops cover intermediate and advanced skills and may require prior familiarity with programming or specific software programs.  Workshops are held in Mudd Hall.

  • Intro to the Command Line: January 18, 3-5 PM
  • Intro to Quest: January 23, 3-4:30 PM
  • Intro to vi/vim: February 6, 3-4 PM
  • Intro to D3: Tuesdays February 20 and 27, 3-5 PM ($10 refundable registration fee)


Computational Skills for Informatics (CSI) - Chicago

Hosted by Research Computing, Galter Health Sciences Library, and NUCATS, the CSI workshop series on the Chicago campus covers both general and domain specific computational topics to help researchers improve their workflows. 

  • Introduction to the Command Line/Bash: February 8, 3-4:30 PM
  • Introduction to Bash Programming: February 15, 3-4:30 PM
  • Introduction to High Performance Computing on Quest: February 22, 3-4:30 PM


DataCamp - online

Research Computing provides access to DataCamp's paid courses for researchers looking to learn R, Python, and SQL.  Spots are limited.  See the link for additional information and to request access.

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