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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

Learning Hub

The NCEAS Learning Hub is a place where researchers can learn the latest environmental data science skills and technologies, participate in a learning community, and streamline their research to inform solutions more efficiently.

Build your capacity in environmental data science, synthesis, and reproducible research.

Open, reproducible research is becoming ever more critical for answering today’s complex environmental questions at the scale and speed needed for solutions. 

Our courses, resources, mentored programs will help you rise to this need and get up to speed with the best practices and tools for collaborative data science. They will help you increase your efficiency, productivity, transparency, and collaborative capacity as a researcher - ultimately helping your research work better for society.

  • Take a Course

    Whether you are just beginning, self taught, or looking to expand your skills in open science collaboration, our intensive courses fast-track you towards a new level of efficiency.

  • View Resources

    Open access to our course curricula, tutorials, and other resources to support self-guided development of best practices and knowledge in data science and science communication.

  • Get Mentorship

    Immerse yourself in the culture of open data science and develop new skills through our collaborative mentored teams like Openscapes or as a Data Science Fellow.


The NCEAS Learning Hub is a welcoming and inclusive environment for data-oriented researchers from academic institutions, government agencies, NGOs, and other organizations and from all stages of their careers. Our offerings are applicable to a wide range of programming languages and skill levels.

If you are interested in attending our 5-day short course in Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis but are unable to meet the financial requirements, we encourage you to apply for the Director’s Scholarship. To learn more and to start your application, please visit our short course webpage.

Upcoming Opportunities

  • September 12-16th, 2022: Reproducible Research Techniques for Synthesis

    Five-day remote workshop to build skills in a variety of data science topics, ranging from the basics of programming in a new language to advanced computing techniques.

    Learn more
  • Funding Opportunity: Director's Fellowship

    We are excited to offer one tuition waiver plus reimbursement for travel, lodging, and per diem our September 2022 in-person Reproducible Research short course.

    Apply here
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Learning Hub Contacts

Jeanette Clark, Projects Data Scientist
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The training I received at NCEAS changed the way I do science!

Timothy Assal, U.S. Geological Survey