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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 data stewardship, 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.

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

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

  • Get Mentorship

    Immerse yourself in the culture of open data science and develop new skills through our collaborative mentored teams 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.

Upcoming Opportunities

  • Nov 15-19: 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.

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  • Dec 13-17: Data Help Desk

    Submit your data questions and interact with data science experts as part of the AGU 2021 Data Help Desk. NCEAS, DataONE, LTER and the Arctic Data Center all partner in this community event. More information coming soon.

What skills should the next generation of ecologists invest in to be able to answer complex questions about our changing world? This video features some of today's brightest minds in ecology, whom NCEAS has supported, and their advice on what the bright minds of tomorrow will need.

Learning Hub Contacts

Amber Budden, Director of Learning and Outreach
Jeanette Clark, Projects Data Scientist
Contact us via email.

The training I received at NCEAS changed the way I do science!

Timothy Assal, U.S. Geological Survey