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RCS Presents Returns

September 14, 2020

RCS is pleased to announce that RCS Presents, our series of monthly lunchtime technical trainings, is returning this fall. In this series, RCS staff members and guest speakers discuss topics that can be used to enhance one's research, with a focus on research methods, statistical approaches, and computing tools or workflows.

To kick off the academic year, RCS Senior Statistician/Data Scientist Victoria Prince
 will give a series of presentations on causal inference methods...

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Fall 2020 Training Schedule

August 26, 2020

RCS, in partnership with Harvard IQSS, is pleased to offer a series of workshops throughout this semester to help researchers improve organizational and analytical skills and produce quality work. These workshops are free and open to all Harvard affiliates (registration required).

To view the schedule, learn more details, or register for workshops, please take a look at our training calendar!

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Live HBSGrid Demos

July 9, 2020

Software modules have arrived on the HBSGrid! The modules provide users with flexible access to multiple versions of software (e.g., Python 2.7, Python 3.6, etc.), software in home folders and project folders, and settings defaults for specific projects. One no longer has to use only the software version that was previously installed on the Grid.

On Tuesday, July 14, at 2 PM, Bob Freeman will present a special live demo on how to start using these modules, how these will work in NoMachine, and best practices around their use. No registration is required...

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Monthly Live Coding Demos

July 1, 2020

While we work remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis, RCS is presenting a live coding session followed by office hours on the first Tuesday of every month2–3 PM. Drop in to watch an RCS staff member demonstrate a technique, share a tip, or work through a problem, and then stay to ask any and all questions related to research computing! No registration required.

Members of the HBS community can find more information, including Zoom meeting details, on our...

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Research Data Management Training Materials Available

August 1, 2019
RCS recently partnered with Research Staff Services and Baker Knowledge and Library Services to provide incoming Research Associates with a new training on the Research Data Management (RDM) lifecycle. The training covered best practices for research projects from planning for data acquisition to data archiving. Materials from the training, including slides and handouts, are ... Read more about Research Data Management Training Materials Available

Better Data Communication

July 26, 2019

Members of the RCS team recently participated in Harvard’s Analytics Staff Consortium (ASC) event “Better Data Communication,” presented by Jon Schwabish, a leader in the area of policy-relevant data visualizations.

Dr. Schwabish outlined actionable and practical tips for visualizations and presentations that focus on

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