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Data Management Skills for Open Science: Cancer Research UK & UKRN Workshop

24/02/2021 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Applications closed

We are not accepting further applications for this workshop as all places have been filled.


We are offering a one-day short course on data management skills for Open Research online in February 2021. It is open to researchers at all career stages, and across all quantitative disciplines in the biomedical sciences (broadly defined). The workshop is free, supported by Cancer Research UK. We especially encourage researchers funded by CRUK to apply. The course aims to teach researchers how to make their work more reproducible, open and robust through the use of data management tools such as R and Git. Attendees will come away with an overview of how open/reproducible data pipelines work, and why they are important, as well as hands-on experience delving into specific tools. The workshop will include four main components:

  • Core concepts in reproducibility.
  • Literate programming with R Markdown.
  • Using GitHub for reproducible research.
  • Putting it together: Creating reproducible workflows with OSF.

The draft programme can be found here: Data Management Skills for Open Science – Workshop programme

Course Prerequisites

The course will require some previous knowledge of basic programming in R, which participants can easily access through a multitude of existing courses offered through their home institutions and/or through online platforms such as SwirlStats or Data Carpentry. Participants are expected to have access to a laptop computer during the workshop.

How to apply

Applications for this workshop have closed, as all places are filled.

Note that as this workshop is sponsored by Cancer Research UK, we will give priority to applicants who are CRUK-funded. If you have any questions about the course (e.g. about your eligibility or course content), please contact us (contact@ukrn.org)


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Online workshop