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Digital Workshop: Data Carpentry Ecology (24-28 April 2023)

Would you like to improve your data skills? Do you know how to analyse, visualize and manage data in order to help your research conduction?


Digital workshop of the University of Göttingen open for ENLIGHT students

From the 24th to 28th of April, the University of Göttingen offers a digital workshop on ‘Data Carpentry for Ecologists’ that will provide you with basic data skills and an introduction to the use of data tools (OpenRefine, R) necessary for conducting research. This workshop is open for Bachelor, Master or PhD students from all ENLIGHT universities, particularly within the fields of Ecology, Biology, Forestry and Agriculture. Participants are encouraged to help each other and apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

As a result of this workshop, students will have learned the following:

  • Data Organization in Spreadsheet: Basics of how to organize tabular data, handle date formatting, carry out quality control and quality assurance and export data to use with downstream applications.
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine: Explore, summarize, and clean tabular data reproducibly.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization in R: Import data into R, calculate summary statistics, and create publication-quality graphics.
  • Data Management with SQL: Structure data for database import. Query data within a relational database.

Participants who complete the assessment of the workshop will receive a digital badge of the University of Göttingen within the competence area of digitalisation. The badge illustrates a digital proof of competence, is verifiable online and can be shared on social media or used in application processes. For further information on the UGOE digital badge please click here.

Are you interested?

Please register for this digital workshop by 14th of April 2023 via the following zoom registration. Be aware that the workshop will be open for max. 18 participants from all ENLIGHT universities.

If you have any further questions, please contact Birgit Schmidt, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dates: 24 – 28 April 2023

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