UVA Research Computing provides training opportunities covering a variety of data analysis, basic programming and computational topics. All of the classes listed below are taught by experts and are freely available to UVa faculty, staff and students.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops for 2021 have been moved to online learning formats due to campus closures from COVID-19.


Research Computing is partnering with the Research Library and the Health Sciences Library to deliver workshops covering a variety of research computing topics.

All Upcoming Workshops from UVA Library Research Data Services

All Upcoming Workshops from UVA Health Sciences Library


Register for our workshops through UVA Library Research Data Services and UVA Health Sciences Library, where many technical workshops are taught for beginner, intermediate, and advanced users. UVA Research Data Services offers training on data analysis, statistics, and computation and on Library resources and methods.

Broad categories of RDS sponsored workshops are:

  • Getting Started with R
  • R for Statistics
  • R for Big (Comp/Data)
  • Getting Started with Python
  • Using Matlab
  • Using Rivanna
  • Using Tableau
  • Using Fiji/ImageJ
  • General Data Tools
  • Computational Workflow Tools
  • Grant Workflow Tools
  • Writing Workflow Tools

Workshop Material

Course material and exercises are available through a companion site. Feel free to browse classes, tutorials and workshop material and learn at your own pace.

Previous Workshops

  • Advanced Computing in the Cloud
  • Advanced Data Manipulation with R
  • Advanced Data Visualization with R
  • Analyzing 16s RNA Amplicons
  • Building Shiny Web Applications in R
  • Conditionals and Iteration in R
  • Data Analysis & Visualization with Python
  • Data Visualization with Matlab
  • Databases and How to Use Them
  • Docker Containers for Scientific Research
  • How to Work With Databases
  • Image Data Management with OMERO
  • Image Processing with Matlab
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
  • Introduction to Docker Containers
  • Introduction to Git and Github
  • Introduction to High Performance Computing (Rivanna)
  • Introduction to Highly-Sensitive Data Analysis (Ivy)
  • Introduction to Matlab
  • Introduction to Python
  • Introduction to R
  • Introduction to Rivanna
  • Introduction to the Command Line
  • Introduction to UVA Research Computing Resources
  • Machine Learning in the Cloud
  • Machine Learning with MatLab
  • Next Generation Sequence Alignment
  • Optimizing R
  • Parallel Computing with Matlab
  • R For Beginners
  • R Package Development Tools
  • Writing in Functions in R

Do you need a specific workshop and have a group of people to attend? Write us.