Research Technology Training Courses

Research Technology Services runs over 40 instructor-led courses throughout the year covering High Performance Computing (basics to advanced), Excel for researchers, data cleaning and visualisation, programming with R, Matlab, Python or Julia, and much more.

In addition, we hold monthly Hacky Hour sessions where you can just drop in, ask questions and get help with all of your digital research questions (coding, data handling, etc.).

2019 Research Technology Training Course Calendar 

Date Course Name Registration
12 Feb Introduction to Programming using Julia Register
19 Feb Using Excel for Your Research Data Register
26 Feb Introduction to Programming using R Register
5 Mar Intermediate to Advanced Programming in R Register
11 Mar Software Carpentry: An Introduction to Unix, Python and Git - Day 1 (BYOL) Register
12 Mar Software Carpentry: An Introduction to Unix, Python and Git - Day 2 (BYOL)  
18 Mar Intermediate to Advanced Programming in Python (BYOL) Register
26 Mar Using Databases and SQL Register
26 Mar Managing Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap Register
2 April Learn to Program Using MATLAB Register
8 Apr Using Excel for Your Research Data (BYOL) Register

To stay up-to-date with our latest training courses please check the online shared Research Technology Training calendar.

More information about face to face and online training for researchers is given in the Info link in the previous table.  Many of our training courses are provided by Intersect Australia.

If there is a course that you would like run, or if you have trouble finding a location for a course that you yourself are organising, please contact us.

2018 Training Courses

These are the courses we ran in 2018.

2018 Research Technology Training Course Calendar 

Date Course Name Registration
20 Feb Introduction to Programming with Python Info
1 Mar Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers Info
5 Mar Advanced Programming in Python Info
12 Mar Introduction to Unix for HPC Info
19 Mar Introduction to Programming with R Info
20 Mar NCI User Support and Training – Day 1: Introduction, Data collections, VDI  
21 Mar NCI User Support and Training – Day 2: Julia, Optimisation  
10 Apr Introduction to Linux and High Performance Computing (4 hours) Course notes
10 Apr Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions (3 hours) Info
16-17 Apr Software Carpentry (2 days) Info
23 Apr Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers Info
30 Apr Using Databases and SQL (3 hours) Info
9 May Introduction to Programming with R Info
14 May Introduction to Programming with Python Info
21 May Cleaning and Exploring Data with Open Refine (3 hours) Info
21 May Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables (3 hours)  
28 May Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers Info
4-5 Jun Software Carpentry (2 days) Info
12 Jun Intermediate to Advanced Programming in R Info
14 Jun Intermediate to Advanced Programming in Python Info
18 Jun Introduction to Programming with MATLAB Info
25 Jun Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers Info
9 Jul Powerful Text Searching and Matching with Regular Expressions (3 hours) Info
16 Jul Introduction to Programming with R Info
23 Jul Introduction to Unix (3 hours) Info
23 Jul Using Databases and SQL (3 hours) Info
7 Aug Getting Started with HPC Info
13 Aug Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers Info
20 Aug Parallel Programming for HPC Info
27 Aug Intermediate to Advanced Programming in Python Info
3-4 Sep Software Carpentry (2 days) Info
5 Sep Deep Learning Training and Inference on GPUs (sponsored by NVIDIA)  
18 Sep Managing Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap (3 hours)  
18 Sep Using Databases and SQL (3 hours) Info
25 Sep Introduction to Linux and High Performance Computing (5 hours) (run by UNSW, hosted at Macquarie University) Course notes
27 Sep NCMAS Information Session with Dr Roger Edberg  
2 Oct Excel Fu: Excel for Researchers (UNSW Canberra) Info
3 Oct Introduction to Programming with Python (UNSW Canberra) Info
4 Oct Research Data Management (3 hours) (UNSW Canberra)  
4 Oct Using Databases and SQL (3 hours) (UNSW Canberra) Info
5 Oct Data Visualisation with Google Fusion Tables (3 hours) (UNSW Canberra) Info
9 Oct Introduction to Programming with Python Info
22 Oct Intermediate to Advanced Programming in Python Info
29 Oct Introduction to Programming in R Info
5 Nov Intermediate to Advanced Programming in R Info
19 Nov Introduction to Programming in Julia Info
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