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ENLIGHT online workshop: Data Carpentry for Ecologists (24-28 Apr 2023)

From the 24 – 28 April 2023, the University of Göttingen offers a digital workshop on ‘Data Carpentry for Ecologists’ that will provide you with basic data skills and an introduction to the use of data tools (OpenRefine, R) necessary for conducting research. This workshop is open for Bachelor, Master and PhD students from all ENLIGHT universities, particularly within the fields of Ecology, Biology, Forestry and Agriculture. Participants are encouraged to help each other and apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

As a result of this workshop, students will have learned the following:

  • Data Organization in Spreadsheet: Basics of how to organize tabular data, handle date formatting, carry out quality control and quality assurance and export data to use with downstream applications.
  • Data Cleaning with OpenRefine: Explore, summarize, and clean tabular data reproducibly.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization in R: Import data into R, calculate summary statistics, and create publication-quality graphics.
  • Data Management with SQL: Structure data for database import. Query data within a relational database.

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