Free online data cleaning courses

Posted by g.law on 12 May 2020 - 9:41am
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The Bayes Centre (University of Edinburgh), with support from the Scottish Funding Council, is offering a programme of free online courses that aim to give the workforce the tools to upskill and reskill in the field of digital data.

The Bayes Centre is committed to supporting the development and delivery of data-related training to a wide range of learners as part of the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) Programme within the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal. 

The courses are designed for learners with little or no computational experience, the courses will cover data cleaning with spreadsheets and OpenRefine, and data analysis with R, Python and SQL.

The workshop model is based on Data Carpentry, which is a community of certified instructors who teach workshops, and contributors who maintain lesson materials. The instructors come from a range of backgrounds with sound experience in dealing with data.

We create a friendly learning environment to empower our learners and enable data-driven good practice. The workshops are highly interactive and hands-on.

These workshops are normally taught in person, but most of us have significant experience with online teaching and collaboration. In these new circumstances, we will need to take extra care, and we will ask you for extra attention, so that everyone’s experience is positive and fruitful.

You can find the details of all the upcoming workshop in here:  https://www.ed.ac.uk/bayes/about-us/our-work/education/workforce-development/courses/data-carpentry

*These workshops are part of the Data Skills Workforce Development, and we are able to offer 15 places free of charge due to funding from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Upskilling Fund. The courses are available free of charge to learners who meet one of the following Scottish Funding Council (SFC) fee-waiver criteria:

• living in Scotland or the rest of the EU (except England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for the last three years for reasons other than education.

• working for a Scottish employer (an employer which is based in or has a significant presence in Scotland)

Please note that full-time students are not eligible.