There have been a few new, free online training resources for researchers released lately, so we thought with summer here it would be worth a roundup.
From a focus on working with data and data management to a broader range looking at different aspects of working openly, there should be something for everyone.
- Data Tree is a new free online data management training course, funded by NERC. It’s especially aimed at PhD students and early career researchers in the environmental sciences, but useful for anyone who wants to learn new data skills. It includes ways to engage and share data with business, policymakers, media and the wider public.
- FOSTER Plus is a 2-year, EU-funded project, carried out by 11 partners across 6 countries, with the aim of developing Open Science. Their draft Open Science training courses have just been released for use and public consultation, so early users have a chance to shape their development. Courses include What is Open Science?, Open Science and Innovation, Data Protection and Ethics, and Open Access Publishing.
- We posted about the UK Data Service’s data skills modules back in May, but if you didn’t have time then, take a look now. They have introductory sessions on Survey Data, Longitudinal Data and Aggregate data.
- We also posted before about the CESSDA ERIC Data Management course which takes you through each step of the research process working with data, from planning to publishing.
If you get a chance to work through any of these and have feedback that you’d like to share, please let us know so we can pass it on. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org