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September 2021

Collecting Web Data

September 29 - September 30
Zoom

Web scraping is a technique for extracting information from websites. This can be done manually but it is usually faster, more efficient and less error-prone if it can be automated. Web scraping allows you to convert non-tabular or poorly structured data into a usable, structured format, such as a .csv file or spreadsheet. But scraping is about more than just acquiring data: it can help you track changes to data online, and help you archive data. In short, it’s a…

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Learning to Program: R

September 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm AEST
Zoom

Learn about the fundamental concepts in programming using R and apply them to analyse a sample research dataset. About this event Promo codes To celebrate the launch of this new service, for a limited time Intersect is offering discounts to all registrants! Choose the applicable code from below to receive up to save up to 50% off the regular price of $640! Use code EARLYINTRO-HDR and pay only $320 Use code EARLYINTRO and pay only $420 Use code INTRO-HDR and pay only $480 All prices listed…

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October 2021

2021 ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit

October 13

The 2021 ARDC Digital Research Skills Summit (Skills Summit) is being facilitated by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) in partnership with members of Australia’s skills community and the Australasian eResearch Organisation (AeRO). This year’s Skills Summit aims to build on the outcomes of the highly successful Australian eResearch and Data Skills Summit 2020. Sessions will include: 2020 Skills Summit Working Groups’ will report on their key activities and deliverables, and what’s next for each group. Announcements on national initiatives such as…

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Excel for Researchers

October 21 - October 22
Zoom

Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data. While aimed at novice Excel users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data.

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Data Entry and Processing in SPSS

October 26 - October 27
Zoom

This hands-on training is designed to familiarize you with the interface and basic data processing functionalities in SPSS. We will examine several “must know” syntax commands that can help streamline data entry and processing. In addition, we will explore how to obtain descriptive statistics in SPSS and perform visualization. This workshop is recommended for researchers and postgraduate students who are new to SPSS or Statistics; or those simply looking for a refresher course before taking a deep dive into using…

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November 2021

Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R

November 4 - November 5
Zoom

 R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation using the dplyr package), as well as how to convert your data from one format to another (Data Transformation using the tidyr package). You will also explore different types of graphs and…

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International Data Week 2021

November 8 - November 12

The International Science Council’s Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), and the Research Data Alliance (RDA) are delighted to announce that the 2021 edition of International Data Week (IDW 2021) will be held on 8–11 November 2021 in Seoul, South Korea. IDW 2021 will be hosted by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), committed by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Seoul Metropolitan Government, National Library of Korea, and National Assembly Library, with the support of the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Korea…

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Getting started with HPC using PBS Pro

November 11 - November 12
Zoom

 Is your computer's limited power throttling your research ambitions? Are your analysis scripts pushing your laptop's processor to its limits? Is your software crashing because you've run out of memory? Would you like to unleash to power of the Unix command line to automate and run your analysis on supercomputers that you can access for free? High-Performance Computing (HPC) allows you to accomplish your analysis faster by using many parallel CPUs and huge amounts of memory simultaneously. This course provides…

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Data Manipulation and Visualisation in Python

November 18 - November 19
Zoom

Python has deservedly become a popular language for scientific computing. It has all the friendly features and conveniences you’d expect of a modern programming language, and also a rich set of libraries for working with data. In this workshop, you will explore DataFrames in depth (using the pandas library), learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation), as well as how to deal with missing values and how to combine multiple datasets. You will also…

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Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
Zoom

Would you like to enable secure and reliable data collection forms and manage online surveys? Would your study benefit from web-based data entry? Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) might be for you. This course will introduce you to REDCap, a rapidly evolving web tool developed by researchers for researchers. REDCap features a high level of security, and a high degree of customisability for your forms and advanced user access control. It also features free, unlimited survey distribution functionality and a…

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