Data Tree training – branching out

  • Date - February 1st, 2018
  • Cost - FREE
  • Leader - Vicky Lucas
  • Location - Online

The IEA has been awarded a £212,000 contract to produce Data Tree training – a free online data management course, supplemented with regional face-to-face workshops during 2018. IEA Training Manager Vicky Lucas shares the latest details:


Who is this free data training for?

Basically, this training is for anyone who creates and / or handles data created by themselves or others and those who access data for research.  The training is aimed at:

  • PhD students,
  • early career researchers in universities or in business
  • their supervisors who value best practice.

But the training is also open to all who want to branch out and improve their data skills, so spread the word.


Who is involved in Data Tree?

We have an impressive range of expertise on board, just waiting to share their knowledge.  All are skilled in the practicalities of data management and passionate about sharing their skills.  We will guide you through data handling for environmental science.  We will talk about the issues arising from environmental data, from big data challenges of climate modelling, to dealing with physical samples, to challenges of widely-used public datasets, the issues of data citation, version control and the requirements of data repositories.

All this is backed by the Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and delivered by the Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA), University of ReadingUniversity of Oxford, the Digital Curation Centre, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)Stats4SD and Wild Indie.


What happens next?

Follow us on Twitter @_datatree for all the latest on Data Tree training, PhD matters, environmental science, data management and research.

You will be able to sign-up from early February 2018 for:

  • Data Tree workshops – free face-to-face training delivered in June 2018
  • Data Tree open access course – free online training available from June 2018 onwards


Find out more

Read the latest news and Data Tree blogs at


Have you got a question about Data Tree training?

Do get in touch if you need further information and if you are interested in coming along to our Data Tree training pilot preview workshop in Reading, UK, spring 2018.


Read more about how the IEA is delivering Data Tree training and about our other projects.

Vicky Lucas, IEA Training Manager who is leading Data Tree
Vicky Lucas, IEA Training Manager who is leading Data Tree
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