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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis


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Courses & Materials

Since its inception, NCEAS has developed intensive data science courses for researchers from any discipline or sector. We are pioneers in collaborative science, and leaders in data science management and software development - these are the pillars of our curriculum. 

We work in collaboration with our partners to develop course content; from Open Science for Synthesis for Alaska salmon researchers to advanced computing for Arctic scientists. See below the materials we offer and how to get started.

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The research landscape is changing, and data science is becoming increasingly widespread across all disciplines. NCEAS recognizes that open science includes equitable access to data science learning opportunities, and is committed to advancing diversity and equity among course participants. To address the financial barrier that registration and travel costs incur for participants, we are excited to offer The Director's Scholarship for the coreR Course.

In addition, our Learning Hub Team continually learns of funding opportunities within and outside the NCEAS network, and updates the list of growing funding opportunities detailed below. 

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NCEAS aims to share our decades of experience in leading synthesis science with others. And as researchers ourselves, we know data science needs vary from group to group. Keeping these notions in mind, NCEAS offers fee-based training for groups that can be custom built to fit specific needs and are founded on team science principles. Training can be delivered on-site or virtually.

We've been providing data support and teaching collaborative science to LTER synthesis working groups and others for 27 years and counting. We have developed a plethora of resources including guides, ad hoc trainings, and hands-on computing support. Reach out to us at to set up a customized training for your group. To get a sense of what a customized training could look like, see below for examples of materials and services we provide.

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A key aspect to synthesis science is building community and providing events for data scientists to come together. We love the data science community and we want everyone to have a welcoming experience and sense of belonging when engaging with it.

That's why at NCEAS, we've developed and maintained multiple community efforts. Get to know some of the communities we've developed or partnered with below, and get involved!

Find your place in the data science community.