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An Introduction to R: Software For Statistical Analysis, with Dr Simon R. White, MRC Biostatistics Unit, and Dr Adam P. Wagner, University of Cambridge.

GNU R is (freely) available for all major platforms (Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac, etc.) and is growing in popularity in academia and beyond for carrying out statistical analysis and data manipulation.

The aim of the course is to introduce participants to the basics of statistical analysis and the open source statistical software GNU R.

Participants will actively use R throughout the course, during which they will be introduced to principles of statistical thinking and interpretation by example, exercises and discussion about a range of problems. The examples will be used to present a variety of statistical concepts and techniques, with no focus on any specific discipline.

Participants Without a Raven Password: If you do not have a Raven's account and would like to attend this course, or have other booking queries, please email Adam Wagner (apw40@medschl.cam.ac.uk).

An Introduction to Scientific Writing (workshop) Mon 9 Feb 2015   09:30 Finished

This course will focus on the structure of good scientific writing, first at the micro-level of sentences and paragraphs and then at the macro-level of abstracts and entire papers. Writing exercises will form an important part of the day. We will look at into the practical process of writing, the nature of scientific publishing and the importance of editing. The day will finish with a group editing session in which the students apply the ideas they've learnt to editing each other's work. For this students will write a 300-word abstract about their mini-dissertation in advance. The course instructors are Mark Buchanan and Justin Mullins, two highly experienced scientific writers/editors.

Because pre-course work is required, bookings must be made by 9 Jan 2015 and cancellations cannot be accepted thereafter.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Perl.

During this course you will learn the basics of the Perl programming language, including how to store data in Perl’s standard data structures such as arrays and hashes, and how to process data using loops, functions, and many of Perl’s built in operators. You will learn how to write and run your own Perl scripts and how to pass options and files to them. The course also covers sorting, regular expressions, references and multi-dimensional data structures.

The course will be taught using the online Learning Perl materials created by Sofia Robb of the University of California Riverside.

The course website providing links to the course materials is here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

This course provides a practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs and customize more complex code to fit their needs.

Course materials are available here.

Please note that the content of this course has recently been updated. This course now mostly focuses on core concepts including Python syntax, data structures and reading/writing files. Concepts and strategies for working more effectively with Python are now the focus of a new 2-days course, Data Science in Python.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

An Introduction to Solving Biological Problems with R Tue 11 Jun 2019   09:30 Finished

Please note that this course has been discontinued and has been replaced by the Introduction to R for biologists.

R is a highly-regarded, free, software environment for statistical analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we give an introduction to the R environment and explain how it can be used to import, manipulate and analyse tabular data. After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset using the materials and references provided.

The course website providing links to the course materials is here.

Please note that although we will demonstrate how to perform statistical analysis in R, we will not cover the theory of statistical analysis in this course. Those seeking an in-depth explanation of how to perform and interpret statistical tests are advised to see the list of Related courses. Moreover, those with some programming experience in other languages (e.g. Python, Perl) might wish to attend the follow-on Data Analysis and Visualisation in R course.

This event is supported by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) grant (BB/P022766/1).

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

This sessions aims to demystify the UL and its colllections for students of Economics and Development Studies. A brief presentation will tell you all you need to know about finding and borrowing books and will be followed by a tour of the bookstacks.

An introduction to University Finances and the Finance System. The course covers the following areas:

  • An overview of University Finances
  • The Finance System
  • The Account code structure
  • Support for financial activities
  • Accessing CUFS

This course should work fine in most modern Smartphones and on tablet devices too.

Once you've booked onto this course you will receive an email with the web link to access the materials.

Annual Departmental Safety Officer Update Mon 1 Jul 2019   09:30 Finished

An annual update for Departmental Safety Officers.

Annual Leave Briefing - All Staff new Wed 16 Oct 2019   11:30   [More dates...] [Places]

The HR team will be holding a number of briefing sessions covering the new E-days system, demonstrating how it works and some of the key principles that sit alongside it, such as flexible working. They will also be an opportunity to take questions.

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Date Availability
Wed 16 Oct 2019 14:30 [Places]
An overview of Amicus (online version) Self-taught Booking not required

This overview should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. You can view it as many times as you like, or complete certain sections and come back later.

This overview will showcase some of the benefits and give you a sneak peek of functionality within Amicus.

A short video with sound is included at the beginning of the overview. Headphones or speakers will be required for this part.

We hope you enjoy it.

An Overview Of Qualitative Data Collection And Analysis new Tue 15 Oct 2019   11:00 In progress

With such a large variety of qualitative research methods to choose from, creating a research design can be confusing and difficult without a sufficiently informed overview. This module aims to provide an overview by introducing qualitative data collection and analysis methods commonly used in social science research. The module provides a foundation for other SSRMP qualitative methods modules such as ethnography, discourse analysis, interviews, or diary research. Knowing what is ‘out there’ will help a researcher purposefully select further modules to study on, provide readings to deepen knowledge on specific methods, and will facilitate a more informed research design that contributes to successful empirical research.

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

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Mon 25 Nov 2019 14:30 [Places]
Mon 2 Dec 2019 14:00 [Places]
Mon 2 Dec 2019 14:30 [Places]
Mon 2 Dec 2019 15:00 [Places]
Tue 3 Dec 2019 14:30 [Places]
Tue 3 Dec 2019 15:00 [Places]

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

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Tue 26 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Tue 26 Nov 2019 11:00 [Places]
Tue 3 Dec 2019 10:00 [Places]
Tue 3 Dec 2019 10:30 [Places]
Tue 3 Dec 2019 11:00 [Places]

These 30 minute small group sessions are an opportunity for you to obtain support for searching databases and using referencing software. General advice and support will be offered, and any specific queries will be addressed.

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Thu 7 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Thu 21 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]
Thu 21 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Thu 28 Nov 2019 10:00 [Places]
Thu 28 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Thu 30 Jan 2020 10:00 [Places]
Thu 30 Jan 2020 10:30 [Places]

These twenty-minute sessions are chance to practice searching medical/scientific databases, use referencing software, and have your questions answered about literature searching for your dissertations.

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Wed 23 Oct 2019 14:20 [Places]
Wed 23 Oct 2019 14:40 [Places]
Wed 23 Oct 2019 15:00 [Places]
Wed 23 Oct 2019 15:20 [Places]
Wed 23 Oct 2019 15:40 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 14:20 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 14:40 [Standby]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 15:00 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 15:20 [Places]
Fri 25 Oct 2019 15:40 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 14:00 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 14:20 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 14:40 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 15:00 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 15:20 [Places]
Thu 31 Oct 2019 15:40 [Places]
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Training Self-taught Booking not required

The University and all its staff have a responsibility to ensure that neither their conduct, nor the conduct of any person or organisation entering into any contract or arrangement with the University contravenes the Bribery Act 2010.

This online course guides you through the scope of the Bribery Act and Criminal Finances Act and highlights some of the situations that you should be aware of.

AP: eInvoicing in Accounts Payable Self-taught Bookable

An Introduction to the University's eInvoicing system, how it works and what actions/processes are completed by the department.

This on-line course will enable end users to understand the basics of accounts payable, including processing basic invoices and expense claims.

This course builds on the knowledge gained in AP Part 1. The delegates will learn how to match invoices to purchase orders, add in freight charges and process invoices from other departments. The course also covers international payments including accounting for VAT and foreign currencies. Delegates will also learn more about month end procedures and AP Reports.

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Date Availability
Wed 1 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Thu 2 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]

This on-line course enables users to learn how to Secondary Approve invoices within the Accounts Payable module.

Apprenticeship Engagement Event Tue 15 Oct 2019   10:00 Finished

An information event about three apprenticeship cohorts being offered across the University:

  • HR Level 3
  • HR Level 5
  • Learning Mentor Level 3
  • Various Construction and Engineering Apprenticeships
  • Digital

There will be a presentation from the apprenticeship training providers selected to deliver these programmes - West Suffolk College, Cambridge Regional College and Firebrand.

The event will involve short presentations lasting around 1 hour and 10minutes. The remainder of the event will be an opportunity to raise any questions with the training providers.

Archival Photography: An Introduction new Wed 12 Jun 2019   11:00 Finished

This session focusses on providing photography skills for those undertaking archival research. Dr Oliver Dunn has experience spanning a decade filming documents for major academic research projects. He will go over practical approaches to finding and ordering materials in the archive, methods of handling and filming them, digital file storage, and transcription strategies. The focus is very much on low-tech approaches and small budgets. We’ll consider best uses of smartphones, digital cameras and tripods. The session is held at the Digital Content Unit at the University Library.

The Accounts Receivable (AR) module of the University’s Finance System (CUFS) deals with managing customer information and managing income generated from sales and donations.

In this course we will be looking at some of the key aspects such as:

  • creating external invoices
  • creating internal invoices
  • receipting income relating to invoices
  • receipting other income

We will also provide you with some basic information relating to banking procedures and to the University’s Online Store (also known as eSales).

This course covers the essentials for keeping your AR accounts in order. In addition to showing you how to make corrections, receipt foreign currencies and the required month/year-end reports we will also show you how you can save time by setting up memo lines, sales persons and receivable activities for your department.

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Tue 28 Apr 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 21 Jul 2020 09:30 [Places]
Asbestos Awareness Refresher Training Mon 16 Nov 2015   14:30 Finished

Annual refresher training in asbestos awareness is mandatory under the Control of Asbestos Regulations. People such as those listed below should initially attend our Asbestos Awareness course and then take a refresher course annually.

Asbestos Awareness Refresher Workshop Mon 15 Apr 2013   14:15 CANCELLED

Annual refresher training in asbestos awareness is mandatory under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. This workshop is the third part of the Safety Office’s ongoing Asbestos Awareness Training Programme. The Workshop is aimed at frontline staff who MUST have attended the two earlier parts of the programme. It presents a practical and pragmatic approach to managing asbestos in departments.

Asbestos Awareness Training Wed 13 Nov 2019   09:00   [More dates...] [Places]

This training will provide delegates with a basic knowledge of asbestos awareness, the risks and the legal requirements under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

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Wed 13 Nov 2019 13:30 [Places]
Assertiveness in Action new Fri 18 Oct 2019   09:15   [More dates...] [Full]


Do you find yourself saying ‘Yes’ when you really mean to say ‘No’? Or do you get the impression people think you’re rather too direct? This course will teach you to avoid both extremes and to build constructive working relationships through assertiveness – a form of behaviour that demonstrates your self-respect and your respect for others.

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Wed 24 Jun 2020 09:15 [Full]
Assistive Technology: One-to-One Training Wed 23 Oct 2019   10:30   [More dates...] [Places]

This session is provided for University staff who have an Occupational Health referral or for students who have a Disability Resource Centre referral for specialised one-to-one support. Bespoke sessions cover support for users with:

  • Mobility issues, such as an upper limb disorder, where ergonomic keyboards and mice or speech recognition software may be required
  • Visual impairment requirements where magnification or text scanning to alternative format can assist users to view a computer screen or read and listen to text
  • Specific learning difficulties, who may find speech recognition software or mind mapping software useful

A session typically fall into 2 categories:

  • Looking at available hardware, software or IT techniques that can aid in the development of tailored strategies and solutions to help users independently access computing facilities
  • Providing training for Assistive Technology software packages to help users progress with the software

At time of booking please specify the following details in the Special Requirements box

  • Name of person that referred you
  • A brief outline of type of assistance required e.g. software training, workstation evaluation or general support and advice
  • If you require wheelchair access to the venue

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Date Availability
Wed 16 Oct 2019 10:30 In progress
Wed 16 Oct 2019 14:30 [Full]
Wed 23 Oct 2019 14:30 [Full]
Wed 30 Oct 2019 10:30 [Places]
Wed 30 Oct 2019 14:30 [Places]
Wed 6 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Wed 13 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Wed 20 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Wed 27 Nov 2019 10:30 [Places]
Athena SWAN: Recruitment and Induction new Thu 13 Jun 2019   12:30 Finished

This session will give an overview of recruitment best practice and how to attract a more diverse range of applicants.

We will look at how to write an advert, further information documents, shortlisting and interview processes.

There will be discussion around best practice in inclusive induction and probation processes.

Athena SWAN Smart Action Planning new Tue 12 Nov 2019   11:00 [Places]

This session will help departments develop appropriate actions for the issues identified fro the self-assessment process and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender equity.

Athena SWAN: SMART Action Planning new Tue 19 Mar 2019   12:00 Finished

This workshop will help Departments to develop appropriate actions for the issues identified in the self-assessment process, and to make action plans SMART and effective tools for achieving gender balance.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Tue 4 Dec 2018   09:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 1 Nov 2018   11:30 Finished

To support our departments working towards Bronze and Silver Athena SWAN awards, this session will provide in-depth help with the different aspects of applying.

E&D team members will cover data collection, analysis and presentation and action planning including examples of best practice across the University and troubleshooting common problems.

Athena SWAN Support Session new Thu 7 Nov 2019   11:00 [Places]

Supporting departments working towards Athena SWAN awards, this in-depth session will help with the different aspects of applying including data collection, analysis and action planning.

E&D team members will help troubleshoot common problems and will share examples of best practice across the University.

Atlas.ti new Wed 5 Feb 2020   14:00 [Places]

These two sessions will provide a basic introduction to the management and analysis of qualitative data using Atlas.ti. The sessions will introduce participants to the following:

  • consideration of the advantages and limitations of using qualitative analysis software
  • setting-up a research project in Atlas.ti
  • the use of Atlas.ti's menus and tool bars
  • importing and organising data
  • starting data analysis using Atlas.ti’s coding tools
  • exploring data using query and visualization tools

Please note: Atlas.ti for Mac will not be covered.

This course will introduce ATLAS.ti a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

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Wed 19 Feb 2020 09:30 [Places]
Tue 16 Jun 2020 09:30 [Places]
Automated External Defibrillator Training Mon 22 May 2017   14:00 Finished

Training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR process.

Automated External Defibrillator Training Mon 11 Jul 2016   14:30 Finished

Training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR process.

Training on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and CPR process.

This training is available to departments on request.

This instructor-led fee based course has been commissioned by the UIS through a third party company.

Learn how with Windows PowerShell 4.0, you can remotely manage multiple Windows based servers and automate day to day management and administration tasks.

The course is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 and while it is specifically focused on Windows PowerShell v4.0, is also relevant in v2.0 and v3.0 Windows PowerShell environments.

This five day course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills, using hands-on instruction and practice, to use Windows PowerShell 4.0 for administering and automating administration of Windows based servers. It focuses on primary Windows PowerShell command-line features and techniques, and will provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Microsoft products, including Windows Server, Windows Client, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, SQL Server, System Center, and more. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any one of those products, although Windows Server (which is the common platform for all of those) will serve as the example for the techniques being taught.

In this five day course you will learn to execute and monitor scripts more efficiently through more robust session connectivity, workflow capabilities, enhanced job scheduling, and Windows PowerShell Web Access. Learn Windows PowerShell with greater ease through improved cmdlet discovery and simplified, consistent syntax across all cmdlets. Write Windows PowerShell scripts quicker and more intuitively through the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) that enables script sharing, which connects IT pros to a larger Windows PowerShell user community. Learn all this and more in this five-day Microsoft Official Course in Windows PowerShell 4.0.

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

This Autumn School aims to familiarise biomedical students and researchers with principles of Data Science. Focusing on utilising machine learning algorithms to handle biomedical data, it will cover: effects of experimental design, data readiness, pipeline implementations, machine learning in Python, and related statistics, as well as Gaussian Process models.

Providing practical experience in the implementation of machine learning methods relevant to biomedical applications, including Gaussian processes, we will illustrate best practices that should be adopted in order to enable reproducibility in any data science application.

This event is sponsored by Cambridge Big Data.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

Bacterial Genome Assembly and Annotation in Galaxy new Thu 8 Jun 2017   09:30 Finished

The workshop will cover the basics of de novo genome assembly using a small genome example. This includes project planning steps, selecting fragment sizes, initial assembly of reads into fully covered contigs, and then assembling those contigs into larger scaffolds that may include gaps. The end result will be a set of contigs and scaffolds with sufficient average length to perform further analysis on, including genome annotation (link to that nomination). This workshop will use tools and methods targeted at small genomes. The basics of assembly and scaffolding presented here will be useful for building larger genomes, but the specific tools and much of the project planning will be different.

This workshop will also introduce genome annotation in the context of small genomes. We’ll begin with genome annotation concepts, and then introduce resources and tools for automatically annotating small genomes. The workshop will finish with a review of options for further automatic and manual tuning of the annotation, and for maintaining it as new assemblies or information becomes available.

This session will include an introduction to the Galaxy platform.

This event is co-organized with EMBL-ABR and the Genomics Virtual Lab. Course materials can be found here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Learn how to create and deliver an effective presentation.

Most postgraduate researchers benefit from giving presentations about their research by gaining feedback, sharing their ideas and/or findings, and raising their profile in the research community. Therefore, learning how to present your research effectively is an important skill to develop during the course of your doctorate.

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Tue 4 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]
Mon 27 Apr 2020 14:00 [Places]
Basic Quantitative Analysis (BQA 2) Mon 11 Nov 2019   10:00   [More dates...] Not bookable

This module follows on from Foundations in Applied statistics, and will teach you the basics of common bivariate techniques (that is, techniques that examine the associations between two variables). The module is divided between lectures, in which you'll learn the relevant theory, and hands-on practical sessions, in which you will learn how to apply these techniques to the analysis of real data.

Techniques to be covered include:

  • Cross-tabulations
  • Scatterplots
  • Covariance and correlation
  • Nonparametric methods
  • Two-sample t-tests
  • ANOVA
  • Ordinary Least Squares (OLS)

For best results, students should expect to do a few hours of private study and spend a little extra time in the computer labs, in addition to coming to class.

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Mon 11 Nov 2019 10:00 Not bookable
Wed 13 Nov 2019 10:00 Not bookable
Wed 13 Nov 2019 10:00 Not bookable
Wed 29 Jan 2020 09:00 Not bookable
Basic Reporting (CamSIS Search, Queries and Reports) Wed 7 May 2014   14:00 Finished

CamSIS Search is a tool used within CamSIS to create lists of students and update student data. This course will show you how to understand the data structure and how to use CamSIS Search to create student lists. You’ll also learn how to run reports and queries within CamSIS.

Basic statistics and data handling Wed 28 Feb 2018   09:30 Finished

This three day course is intended to open doors to applying statistics - whether directly increasing skills and personally undertaking analyses, or by expanding knowledge towards identifying collaborators. The end goal is to drive confident engagement with data analysis and further training - increasing the quality and reliability of interpretation, and putting that interpretation and subsequent presentation into the hands of the researcher. Each day of the course will deliver a mixture of lectures, workshops and hands-on practicals – and will focus on the following specific elements.

Day 1 focuses on basic approaches and the computer skills required to do downstream analysis. Covering: Basic skills for data manipulation in R. How to prepare your data effectively. Principles of experimental design and how this influences analysis.

On day 2, participants will explore the core concepts of statistics – so that they can begin to see how they can be applied to their own work, and to also help with better critical evaluation of the work of others. Covering: Basic statistics concepts and practice: power, variability, false discovery, t-test, effect size, simulations to understand what a p-value means.

On day 3 we will continue to explore core concepts of statistics, focusing on linear regression and multiple testing correction.

Course materials are available here.

This event is supported by the BBSRC Strategic Training Awards for Research Skills (STARS) grant (BB/P022766/1).

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Basic Student Financials in CamSIS Thu 27 Feb 2014   14:00 Finished

An introduction to how financial data is stored in CamSIS, and how to diagnose problems.

Becoming a Productive Writer (Life Sciences) Wed 27 Nov 2019   10:00   [More dates...] [Places]

As a researcher, you are expected not only to run experiments, but also write regularly. Establishing a writing regular routine can be difficult, especially when experiments are running well. This half day workshop will explore the different writing techniques, tips and tricks, productive writers use regularly to keep on track with their writing commitments.

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Wed 5 Feb 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 26 Feb 2020 10:00 [Places]
Fri 28 Feb 2020 14:00 [Places]
Wed 11 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 25 Mar 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 6 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 27 May 2020 10:00 [Places]
Wed 24 Jun 2020 10:00 [Places]

Across all AHSS disciplines (and within) there are varying views of what research is. Following the work of Thomas Kuhn, these views form what are commonly referred to as ‘research paradigms’, entailing a variety of epistemological (study of knowledge) and ontological (study of being) assumptions that ultimately underpin and guide how we carry out research (method).

Though not a definitive means by which to conceptualize meta-research, this course offers the ‘research paradigm’ as a heuristic and expedient entry point into key terms and concepts often encountered by research students and the tactic assumptions underpinning them. This can and often does result in an ability to understand the significance of one’s own research, the research of others and the broader intellectual context in which both are situated.

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Tue 3 Dec 2019 09:30 [Full]

Explains how the Behavioural Attributes Framework is to be used in annual SRDs within Estate Management

A Being An Ethical Researcher session for Energy Tech / Nuclear Energy MPhil students

An introduction to research ethics and integrity, discussing ethical considerations in research, how to conduct ethical research and a practical approach to ethical review process.

A training session for Engineering for Sustainable Development MPhil students in the Department of Engineering.

An introduction to research ethics and integrity, discussing ethical considerations in research, how to conduct ethical research and a practical approach to ethical review process.

Being an ethical researcher (Engineering ISMM Mphil) new Wed 23 Oct 2019   11:00 Not bookable

A session for ISMM MPhil students in the Department of Engineering.

An introduction to research ethics and integrity, discussing ethical considerations in research, how to conduct ethical research and a practical approach to ethical review process.

An RDC session for 1st Year PhD students (Division D), Department of Engineering.

An introduction to research ethics and integrity, discussing ethical considerations in research, how to conduct ethical research and a practical approach to ethical review process.

This session will take place in the Civil Engineering building.

Giving presentations is an essential skill for a researcher, be it in your deparment, at a major conference, or in your next job interview! You know your subject but sometimes issues of performance and clarity stop you being your best. Perhaps you can't project your voice, perhaps you are terrified of the Q&A, perhaps you feel your slides let you down, or perhaps you just don't know what to do to get better.

This is a highly interactive workshop that requires you to throw yourself into the activities. Everyone will be involved as we apply some of the material from the online Presentation and Performance toolkit and try it out in a safe and supportive environment.

The workshop is especially designed for those who feel less confident with the performance aspects of giving presentations. If you are comfortable standing up and talking in front of others then we recommend starting with the online materials.

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Date Availability
Mon 23 Mar 2020 13:00 [Places]
Bibliographic Searching for TRS Researchers Tue 29 Oct 2019   11:30 [Places]

Introduction to Bibliographic Searching in Theology and Religious Studies will give a brief overview of the issues of searching for publications in general, and follow this up with searching the specialist Theology and Religious studies bibliographic database ATLA and Index Theologicus.

Big Data and Cloud Computing new Fri 1 Jun 2018   09:30 Finished

Recent advances in genomics, proteomics, imaging and other technologies, have resulted in data being generated at a faster rate than they can be meaningfully analysed. In this course we will show you how cloud computing can be used to meet the challenges of storage, management and analysis of big data. The first half of the course will introduce cloud infrastructure technologies. The second half will cover tools for collaborative working, resource management, and creation of workflows. The instructors will demonstrate how they are using cloud computing in their own research.

N.B. If you sign up for this course, you will be automatically registered for an AWS educate account, which will provide you with sufficient AWS credits to complete the course exercises. If you decide to continue using cloud computing after the course, you will need to either purchase more credits or apply for a grant from programs like: AWS Cloud Credits for Research, Microsoft Azure for Research or Google Cloud Platform Education Grants.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

In this course we will introduce web-based, open source tools to analyse and interpret high-throughput biological data.

The main focus will be g:Profiler - a toolset for finding most significant functional groups for a given gene or protein list; MEM - a query engine allowing to mine hundreds of public gene expression datasets to find most co-expressed genes based on a query gene; and ClustVis - a web tool for visualizing clustering of multivariate data using Principal Component Analysis (PCA) plot and heatmap.

MEM and g:Profiler are ELIXIR-Estonia node services.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Bioinformatics: Analysing mapped NGS data with SeqMonk Fri 31 Oct 2014   09:30 Finished

SeqMonk is a graphical program for the visualisation and analysis of large mapped datasets such as ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, and BS-Seq. Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

  • This course will cover all aspects of The analysis of DNA Methylation using Sequencing. It will cover the primary analysis, mapping and Quality Control (QC) of BS-Seq data and will talk about common pitfalls and complications. It will then cover exploratory analysis of Methylation looking at different methods of Quantitation' and a variety of ways of looking more widely at the distribution of Methylation over the genome. Finally the course will look at statistical methods to predict differential Methylation.
  • The course will be comprised of a mixture of theoretical lectures and practicals covering a range of different software packages.
  • By the end of the course students should be able to perform an analysis of Methylation Data all the way from raw sequencing to the selection of interesting targets.
  • Further information, including a Timetable, will soon be available.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

This course provides an introduction to the tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing high-throughput sequencing data. We will present workflows for the analysis of CHip-Seq and RNA-seq, as well as tools to annotate and visualise results derived from other sequencing experiments (such as DNA resequencing) Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Bioinformatics: An Introduction to MATLAB new Thu 28 Aug 2014   09:30 Finished

A two-day course designed to introduce MATLAB and some basic programming concepts. Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking here.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Perl. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Perl programs and to understand more complex Perl programs written by others. The course will be taught using the online Learning Perl materials created by Sofia Robb of the University of California Riverside. Further information is available.

The Course Web Site providing links to the course materials is here.

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This course provides a gentle and practical introduction to the writing of Python programs for the complete novice. Participants are lead through the core aspects of Python illustrated by a series of example programs. Upon completion of the course, attentive participants will be able to write simple Python programs from scratch and to customize more complex code to fit their needs. Further information is available here.

The Course Web Site providing links to the course materials is here.

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This course provides an introduction to the R programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics. A variety of examples with a biological theme will be presented. Further information is available here.

The Course Web Site providing links to the course materials is here.

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Bioinformatics: A Practical User Introduction new Mon 22 Jul 2013   09:30 Finished

This course sets out to introduce simple computing tools for molecular biologists. It is intended for users with a reasonable background in molecular biology but little or no experience of using the available computer resources. The course is based around an investigation into the disease aniridia. We have chosen a well researched human topic as it allows us best to demonstrate how information can be obtained both by analysis of raw sequence data and by interrogation of information resources where previously determined facts are organised and stored. Further information for this session is available.

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An introduction on how to search EBI databases using sequence search tools. The workshop will introduce tools such as BLAST, FASTA and PSI-BLAST; explain how they function and the ways to make effective use of them to locate different types of biological data and information. Further information is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This session provides an introduction to the European Nucleotide Archive (ENA) record of the world's nucleotide sequencing information, covering raw sequencing data, sequence assembly information and functional annotation available from the Europian Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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An understanding protein structure is vital for the elucidation of its function. Information gleaned from the three dimensional structures of proteins is used to understand the biochemical and functional roles of such molecules in life and for the design and discovery of drug molecules for a variety of diseases and illnesses such as cancer, influenza and tuberculosis.

The Protein Data Bank (PDB) is the central publicly accessible repository of all experimentally derived macromolecular structures. Containing over 80,000 structures of proteins and nucleic acids the PDB is an essential scientific resource.

The PDB is managed by a consortium of international organizations collectively known as the worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB). The Protein Data Bank in Europe (PDBe) is one of the founding members of the wwPDB along with the RCSB Protein Data Bank in the USA and Protein Data Bank Japan(PDBj) in Japan.

In addition to serving as a deposition site for data deposited to the PDB, the PDBe also provides services for the search and analysis of the collective wealth of data contained within the PDB. Further information is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This workshop will introduce open-source tools for creating, representing and analysing molecular interaction data. Practical sessions will explore the EMBL-EBI IntAct database and use Cytoscape visualise protein interactions. Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This workshop will introduce open-source tools for creating, representing and analysing molecular interaction data. Practical sessions will explore the Reactome pathway database, showing participants how to navigate molecular reactions and the pathways they form. Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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An introduction the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). The workshop will introduce ways to navigate the website, search EBI database resources and access useful information and metadata. It will also highlight additional resources such as Train Online. Further information is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This session provides an introduction to the tools to access and analyze Metabolomics data available from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Further information for this session is available here.

The session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This session provides an introduction to Network Analysis at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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In this session we will introduce the major protein databases available from the EBI. The use of the UniProtKB database will be especially considered. Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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Bioinformatics: EMBL-EBI - Small molecule resources Fri 10 Oct 2014   09:30 Finished

An introduction to the chemical biology resources available from the EBI. The workshop will cover ontology and bio-activity data, structure representation and tools for protein-ligand investigation. Further information is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This session provides an introduction to the tools to access and analyze Transcriptomics data available from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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Bioinformatics: Ensembl API Workshops Tue 2 Dec 2014   09:30 Finished
  • This workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website.
  • The workshop covers the Core (Day 1), Variation (Day 2), Functional Genomics (Regulation) (Day3), and Compara (Day4) databases and APIs.
  • Each database schema and API design will be presented in association with practical sessions in which the participants will write their own Perl scripts.
  • Further information concerning course content is available.
  • This course is comprised of 4 one day sessions.
  • The first Core API session (or equivalent experience) is a mandatory prerequisite to the other 3 sessions.
  • Please specify which of the optional sessions you wish to attend when booking. The default is "all three of them".
  • Participants are requested to give us a little information about their background & requirements by registering here.
  • The course fee, for those participants required to pay, will be £100 independent of the number of sessions attended.
  • The course timetable can be viewed here.

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Exploring Protein Sequence and Functional Information with UniProt.

The Universal Protein Resource (UniProt) is a comprehensive resource for protein sequence and annotation data. UniProt aids scientific discovery by collecting, interpreting and organising protein information in one site so that it is easy to access and use. It provides tools to help with protein sequence analysis as well as links to more than 150 other biological databases to help you access additional information. This course is a guide to the UniProt resource, covering the types of data it provides and how to access the data using the UniProt website. It will go through the protein information and analysis tools available in UniProt in a series of presentations and hands-on exercises.

Further information, including a detailed timetable, is available here.

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Bioinformatics for Principal Investigators Mon 16 Sep 2019   09:30 Finished

The aim of this workshop is to provide principal investigators with an introduction to the challenges of working with biological data and to the best practices, and tools, needed to perform bioinformatics research effectively and reproducibly.

On day 1, we will cover the importance of experimental design, discuss the challenges associated with (i) the analysis of high-throughput sequencing data (utilising RNA-seq as a working example) and (ii) the application of machine learning algorithms, as well as issues relating to reusability and reproducibility.

On day 2, we will put into practice concepts from day 1, running a RNA-seq data analysis pipeline, going from raw reads through differential expression analysis and the interpretation of downstream analysis results. Challenges encountered at each step of the analytical pipeline will be discussed. Please note that day 2 is optional.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

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Bioinformatics: Genome Annotation with Artemis new Thu 25 Sep 2014   09:30 Finished

Annotators from the Pathogen Genomics Group at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute give a comprehensive introduction to the latest Genome Analysis software (Artemis and ACT). Further information is available here.

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Bioinformatics: Genomics in Medicine new charged Fri 27 Sep 2013   09:00 Finished
  • 'Bioinformatics: Genomics in Medicine ' has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

This course, devised by Life Technologies in conjunction with internationally regarded experts, offers a unique learning opportunity for healthcare professionals who are looking to gain knowledge and practical guidance in genomics and pharmacogenomics. No laboratory work will be involved. The course will be comprised of lectures, demonstrations and discussion activities and will focus on how modern DNA sequencing technologies are impacting clinical medicine. Further information is available here.

Booking for this event:

Raven password holders may book a provisional place on this course for themselves. It would be helpful, and save time if they would also follow the procedures for people without a Raven password, specified as follows.

To apply for a place on this course, please fill in your details here

A place will be reserved for you and you will be contacted as soon as your application has been reviewed.

Successful applicants will be provided with details of how to make payment of the course fee of £200 within 2 working days. Your reservation will be confirmed on receipt of the course fee.

Bioinformatics: Interpreting Phylogenies Fri 26 Apr 2013   09:30 Finished

This introductory 1-day course is for people who have recently started working with molecular phylogenetic trees, either estimating their own, working in collaboration with others who estimate them, or reading articles that include trees. Further information is available.

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This course aims to introduce researchers to software and techniques for the analysis of RNA data. More information is available here.

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Galaxy (http://galaxyproject.org/) is an open, web-based platform for data intensive life science research that enables non-bioinformaticians to create, run, tune, and share their own bioinformatic analyses. This introductory course will cover Galaxy's basic functionality, simple data manipulation and visualization. This event is mostly targeted at first time users. Further information is available from the course website.

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Bioinformatics: Introduction to Metabolomics Wed 19 Nov 2014   09:30 Finished

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the applications, laboratory equipment and online bioinformatic portals for metabolomics research. Further information is available.

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The course will cover, at a basic level, building phylogenetic trees based on molecular sequence data. This will include the general context and uses of tree-building, choosing models of DNA and protein evolution, tree-building methods including distance, parsimony, maximum likelihood and Bayesian MCMC, and confidence in results. Examples will be worked through using MEGA. Further information can be found here.

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”To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.” - R.A. Fisher

Modern genomics technologies are able to deliver an unprecedented amount of data rapidly. However, without due care and attention early in the experimental process, such data are meaningless if they cannot adequately answer the intended research question. This course is aimed at those planning high-throughput genomics experiments and highlights the kinds of questions they should be asking themselves. We we also review key statistical concepts that underpin the design process and are referred to throughout further Bioinformatics training courses.

Timetable

  • 12:30 - 13:30 - Introductory Statistics (Lecture) - Mark Dunning
  • 13:30 - 14:15 - Exploratory data analysis (Discussion) - Mark Dunning
  • 14:30 - 15:30 - Experimental Design (Lecture) - Roslin Russell
  • 15:30 - 17:00 - Experimental Design (Discussion) Roslin Russell, Mark Dunning

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This session provides an introduction to Mass spectrometry Proteomics at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Further information for this session is available.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

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This course covers state-of-the-art tools and methods for system biology using biological data of different types. The participants will learn about the basis of modelling large-scale datasets as logic networks, as well as a more detailed approach using deterministic and stochastic modelling. At the end of the course the basis of three dimensional modelling of protein-protein interaction will be covered.

The course timetable can be found here.

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Bioinformatics: Microarray Analysis with Bioconductor Wed 29 Jan 2014   09:00 Finished

This course introduces researchers to a multidisciplinary approach to microarray data analysis. Attention is devoted to the design of microarray experiments, data normalization and quality control as well as to statistical analysis. Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

This session provides an introduction to the IntAct and Reactome database systems. Also to the analysis tools for molecular interaction data available from the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI). Further information for this session is available here.

This session is one of a series of short introductions to EBI Services, run together, but bookable separately (see Related Courses section below).

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Bioinformatics: Molecular Phylogenetics Wed 10 Dec 2014   09:00 Finished

The course will provide training for bench-based biologists to use molecular data to construct and interpret phylogenies, and test their hypotheses. Delegates will gain hands-on practice of using a variety of programs freely available online and commonly used in molecular studies, interspersed with some lectures.

Course timetable is available here.

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This course provides an introduction to the construction of high quality Multiple Sequence Alignments (MSAs) and the computation of phylogenetic trees from those alignments. Further information is available here.

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This course provides an introduction to next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis methodologies. Lectures will give insight into how biological knowledge can be generated from RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and BS-seq experiments and illustrate different ways of analyzing such data. Practicals will consist of computer exercises that will enable the participants to apply statistical methods to the analysis of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and BS-seq data under the guidance of the lecturers and teaching assistants.

Further information is available here.

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  • Nowomics - Access to the latest data and papers relevant to your research
  • Nowomics is a new website to help biologists stay up to date with the latest data and papers relevant to their research. Try it here.
  • Nowomics tracks new papers and many types of data in online repositories. You ‘follow’ the genes and processes you work on to see a Twitter-like news feed of new papers, annotation, interactions, curated comments and more.
  • For each gene you can also include information from orthologues and related genes directly in your news feed.
  • Data are currently included for human, mouse, rat, fly and plant.
  • This short workshop will show you how to use the Beta version of Nowomics to find the latest information for genes & keywords, how to set up your personalised news feed and configure email alerts. We’ll also demonstrate new portals to help researchers working on Drosophila or Arabidopsis find the latest and most popular papers.

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Bioinformatics: Protein Structure Modelling new Mon 24 Mar 2014   09:30 Finished

This practical-based course will deal with all aspects of the prediction of protein structure, concentrating on the prediction of secondary structure, fold recognition and comparative modelling of structures. Computational aspects of protein structure determination, validation and analysis will be covered. The course will be a mixture of talks and guided practicals. Further information is available here.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by linking here.

Bioinformatics: Python for Bioinformatics new Thu 8 Mar 2012   09:30 Finished

This course introduces the use of Python for Bioinformatics applications. Further information is available.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by email.

Bioinformatics: Python for MRI Applications new Mon 21 May 2012   10:00 CANCELLED

This course introduces coding in Python at a basic level and the construction of simple software tools for MRI analysis. Further information is available.

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