2024-2025 Virtual Pre-Training Dates:
Pre-training Day 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Pre-training Day 2: Thursday, May 9, 2024
Pre-training Day 3: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Pre-training Day 4: Thursday, May 16, 2024
Pre-training Day 5: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
In early May, the fellows will start their online training. The objective is to introduce the program and lay a foundation for collaborative, reproducible data science foundation which will serve them throughout the year long training.
Modern data science requires researchers to work together, using workflows and tools that facilitate computational reproducibility, project management, and collaboration. However, researchers with domain expertise often lack formal training in data science, which can lead to non-reproducible analyses lacking clear organization and documentation, and without a good system for sharing and reviewing code with others. In pre-training workshops, fellows will build essential skills and good practices for working with data (e.g. how to store and organize datasets), organizing projects and building reproducible workflows, exploring and analyzing data (e.g., in scripted code and/or R Markdown), and collaborating and managing projects with git and GitHub.