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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RCS Representation at Harvard Technology ABCD Meeting

April 18, 2018
Bob Freeman PhD, Director of Research Technology Operations at RCS, and a member of the Harvard Research Computing Council, will be giving a talk at the Harvard Technology ABCD meeting held on May 4th from 12pm - 2pm to discuss how research computing is changing at HBS, and examples of research that have benefited from RCS assistance. If you are interested in attending this meeting, please visit:

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GIS Institute Summer 2018 Call for Applications

March 21, 2018

Please see this exciting opportunity from the Center for Geographic Analysis below: 

Twice a year the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) offers a two-week program of intensive training in geographic information systems (GIS). The program is designed for Harvard graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and faculty who want to learn spatial analysis and apply GIS methods in their research. No previous GIS training required. See GIS Institute for more information.

The next offering...

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