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Cambridge Global Challenges


Data Tree is a new free online self-paced course, funded by NERC (Natural Environment Research Council). It aims to equip researchers with appropriate knowledge for research data management, along with ways to engage and share data with business, policymakers, media and the wider public.

The Data Tree course is especially aimed at PhD students and early career researchers, but would be useful for any scientist who wants to develop the right data habits, including thinking of end users of your data.

The course will be launched with a series of free, fun and interactive workshops that will each explore a key theme in more detail. We want smart and picky PhD students and early career researchers to come along.

  • 21 June 2018 - Communicating with the media and public (Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation)
  • 29 June 2018 - Publishing papers and data (Institute of Physics, London)
  • 2 July 2018 - Data visualisation (University of Birmingham)
  • 10 July 2018 - Engaging with public policymakers (University of Bristol)
  • 18 July 2018 - Communicating with business (University of Leeds)

Registration deadline for all workshop is five days before the event.

Funded by NERC through the National Productivity Investment Fund, the course is targeted at eliminating the data management skills gap and improving communication between academia, industry and policymaking. Data Tree is delivered by the Institute for Environmental Analytics and Stats4SD and supported by the Institute of Physics.


For more information, or to register to attend a workshop, please see the Data Tree website.

Thursday, 21 June, 2018 - 12:30 to 16:30
Event location: 
Edinburgh (and others)
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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