Trainings and Workshops

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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2018 ICPSR Summer Program

April 18, 2018

Please see this exciting summer program to improve and learn new research methodologies below: 

The 2018 ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research is offering over 80 courses on a broad range of methodologies and techniques that are relevant for research in the social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Both four week and three-to-five day workshops are offered throughout the summer at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus. For more details, visit: ...

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2018 Summer Institute in Computational Social Science

April 18, 2018

Please see this exciting summer program to improve and learn new research methodologies below: 

This one-week Summer Institute on Computational Social Science (SICSS) will be hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder from Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17.

SICSS attendees will participate in an intensive project-based survey of collecting digital trace data, analyzing data using applying network analysis and text processing methods, and making stronger causal inferences from observational data. For more details, visit: ...

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Spring 2018 Compute Grid Training Dates

February 8, 2018
If you've recently requested a grid account, we'd like to remind you that compute training attendance is mandatory within the first two months of account creation. NOTE: If you are a guest collaborator on the grid, please keep expect to see an invitation for a training webinar in the coming weeks. The training will cover integrated technologies of the grid, job information/control, and choosing resources efficiently. Please email us if you are able to attend any of the hour long sessions below:

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Spring 2018 Hands-on Workshop Dates

February 8, 2018

In partnership with Harvard IQSS, these hands-on workshops are offered to help researchers improve both organizational and analytical skills, and produce quality work. The workshops are free and are open to all Harvard and MIT affiliates. They will be held at Harvard main campus, on 1737 Cambridge Street - CGIS Knafel Building in Room K018. For more information or to register, click on the links below (registration is required).

Friday 2/9, 9:30am -...

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