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Upcoming SCINet Training Events

The SCINet initiative is planning to host a number of virtual training/workshop events in the coming months for USDA ARS scientists and collaborators. Information on how to attend these events will be posted on this page closer to the event date. You might want to take a look at training events we’ve hosted in the past, too. For information about other SCINet events, please see:

If you don’t see a course you need, let us know!

Event Date Time Provider How to Participate
R Intensive Workshop- Need to get a handle on R? Clueless where to start with the data you have? Learn the basics you will need on your journey in science! 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, and 2/22 9:00-12:00 CT MSU This course is full. To sign up to be notified when it is offered again, visit https://forms.office.com/g/tVtE8wEgAt
Introduction to Atlas- This 90-minute information session is for anyone interested in learning more about USDA’s new state-of-the art supercomputer Atlas. This introduction will cover a range of topics including a general overview of high-performance computing, why you might want to take advantage of its capabilities in your research, and basic protocols associated with using Atlas (how to gain access to Atlas, how to log-in to your account, how to transfer data, etc.). 26 Jan 2022 2:30-4:00 CT MSU VRSC To learn more or register, visit MSU Course Registration
Data Wrangling Workshop- This workshop will briefly touch on various common unmanned aerial system (UAS) payloads such as RGB and multispectral imagers, hyperspectral sensors, and LIDAR. It will then provide an overview of how photogrammetry works with RGB/multispectral imagery. A sample processing flow will be demonstrated in two of the popular commercial photogrammetry suites, Agisoft Metashape and Pix4D Pix4Dmapper, producing a reflectance-corrected and georeferenced orthomosaic from each software suite. 08 Feb 2022 2:30-4:00 CT MSU VRSC To learn more or register, visit MSU Course Registration
Data Carpentry (OpenRefine, SQL, Python)- This workshop uses a tabular ecology dataset from the Portal Project Teaching Database and teaches data cleaning, management, analysis, and visualization. There are no pre-requisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools. We use a single dataset throughout the workshop to model the data management and analysis workflow that a researcher would use. 2/16, 2/17, 2/23, 2/24 1-5 pm ET SCINet To learn more or register, visit https://forms.office.com/g/DFn9Kiw05t
Data Carpentry (OpenRefine, SQL, R)- This workshop uses a tabular ecology dataset from the Portal Project Teaching Database and teaches data cleaning, management, analysis, and visualization. There are no pre-requisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools. We use a single dataset throughout the workshop to model the data management and analysis workflow that a researcher would use. 3/7, 3/8, 3/14, 3/15 1-5pm ET SCINet To learn more or register, visit https://forms.office.com/g/DFn9Kiw05t
Software Carpentry (UNIX, GIT, Python)- This course teaches the Unix shell, version control with Git and plotting and Programming in Python. There are no pre-requisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools. 3/8 and 3/15 10-6pm ET SCINet This course is full, but you can add your name to the waiting list for future events at https://forms.office.com/g/tVtE8wEgAt
Software Carpentries (UNIX, GIT, R)- This course teaches the Unix shell, version control with Git and plotting and using R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis. There are no pre-requisites, and the materials assume no prior knowledge about the tools. 3/24 and 3/31  10-6 ET SCINet To learn more or register, visit https://forms.office.com/g/tVtE8wEgAt
Introduction to Atlas- This 90-minute information session is for anyone interested in learning more about USDA’s new state-of-the art supercomputer Atlas. This introduction will cover a range of topics including a general overview of high-performance computing, why you might want to take advantage of its capabilities in your research, and basic protocols associated with using Atlas (how to gain access to Atlas, how to log-in to your account, how to transfer data, etc.). 23 Feb 2022 10:30-12:00 CT MSU VRSC To learn more or register, visit MSU Course Registration
Introduction to Atlas- This 90-minute information session is for anyone interested in learning more about USDA’s new state-of-the art supercomputer Atlas. This introduction will cover a range of topics including a general overview of high-performance computing, why you might want to take advantage of its capabilities in your research, and basic protocols associated with using Atlas (how to gain access to Atlas, how to log-in to your account, how to transfer data, etc.). 16 Mar 2022 1:30-3:00 CT MSU VRSC To learn more or register, visit MSU Course Registration
Data Wrangling Workshop- This workshop will briefly touch on various common unmanned aerial system (UAS) payloads such as RGB and multispectral imagers, hyperspectral sensors, and LIDAR. It will then provide an overview of how photogrammetry works with RGB/multispectral imagery. A sample processing flow will be demonstrated in two of the popular commercial photogrammetry suites, Agisoft Metashape and Pix4D Pix4Dmapper, producing a reflectance-corrected and georeferenced orthomosaic from each software suite. 22 Mar 2022 10:00-12:00 CT MSU VRSC To learn more or register, visit MSU Course Registration
Data Carpentries: Geospatial Workshop- I. Introduction to Geospatial Concepts- Understand data structures and common storage and transfer formats for spatial data. II. Introduction to R for Geospatial Data- Import data into R, calculate summary statistics, and create publication-quality graphics. III. Introduction to Geospatial Raster and Vector Data with R- Open, work with, and plot vector and raster-format spatial data in R. Date TBD Time TBD SCINet Get on the waitlist to be notified when this course is offered.


Keep an eye on this page for more info about upcoming training events!