Research Guides

Courses and Workshops

Data Services at the University of Miami Libraries offers a "Working with Data" workshop series every semester. This series of seminars and workshops is designed for students who will be undertaking research in any discipline.
Dr. Cameron Riopelle Data Analysis Software Instruction
Presented by Dr. Cameron Riopelle, Head of Data Services

Gain introductory experience with data analysis in a variety of new software environments, particularly R, SPSS, SAS, and Tableau, paired with discussions of statistical analysis and data science best practices.

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Dr. Timothy Norris Research Data Management Series
Presented by Dr. Timothy Norris, Data Scientist

This workshop series will provide students with strategies to increase productivity (efficiency), enable proper data stewardship (security), and help students exceed data management expectations and requirements in the research environment (compliance).

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Dr. Jorge Quintela GIS Software Instruction: Introduction to ArcGIS Online
Presented by Dr. Jorge Quintela, GIS and Data Specialist

This workshop will introduce you to ArcGIS Online, the ESRI’s cloud-based mapping and analysis platform. You will learn how to create interactive maps, how to add, manage and share content, and how to perform basic spatial analysis procedures with your data.

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Kineret Ben-Knaan Introduction to Google Data Studio and Microsoft Power BI
Presented by Kineret Ben-Knaan, Research & Assessment Librarian

This workshop series will introduce participants to using different data visualization tools. Participants will learn how to connect to diverse datasets and create visual dashboards that can be shared with colleagues.

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James Sobczak Introduction to Zotero and OpenRefine Series
Presented by James Sobczak, STEM Librarian

Gain introductory experience organizing information through the use of reference management software (Zotero) and data cleaning tools (OpenRefine).

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Software Carpentry – Teaching Basic Lab Skills for Scientific Computing
Teaching basic lab skills
for research computing
Python Workshop - 02/27-28/2020 - Map Room RSMAS Library - RSMAS
R/RStudio Workshop - 04/1-2/2020 - Flex Learning Space Richter Library 1st Floor
Open Hours
The Data Services team holds open walk-in office hours at the Richter Library, the Calder Medical Library, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Stop by and introduce yourself and ask questions!

Open Hours schedule:

Calder Medical Library, Miller School of Medicine: Tuesdays 1-4pm

RSMAS Library, RSMAS: Thursdays 1-4pm

If you can't make the open hours, you can always schedule an appointment for a consultation at the Data Services YouCanBook.Me page or through email.
Learn software for research
Full list of current software/languages supported by Data Services (alphabetical):

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