Other Training Resources

If you are interested in developing your skills, there are lots of options and organisations that provide training and information.  CDCS offers training bursaries that enable University of Edinburgh researchers to benefit from training provided by other organisations.

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Institute for Academic Development


The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) offers research skills courses.  

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Linkedin learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online skills development service offering an extensive library of high-quality video courses in digital, technology, creative and business skills. 

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Edinburgh Q-Step Centre

The Edinburgh Q-Step Centre provides quantitative methods training for social scientists. 

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AQMEN, based in the School of Social and Political Science,  is an established provider of training, capacity building and knowledge exchange activities in the area of statistical methods and data analysis.   


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Coding Club

The Coding Club is a group of ecology and environmental science students and researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Their aim is to replace statistics anxiety and code fear with inspiration and motivation to learn.

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Digital Skills

Part of Information Services, Digital Skills offers a broad array of courses.

Local and National Organisations

Alan Turing Institute

The Alan Turing Institute is the national institute for data science and artificial intelligence, with headquarters at the British Library

Software Sustainability Institute

The Software Sustainability Institute cultivates better, more sustainable, research software to enable world-class research. They also support the global Data and Software Carpentry training movement.


DataLab is Scotland's Innovation Centre for data and AI, whose mission is to help Scotland maximise value from data and lead the world to a data-powered future.


Code Clan is an industry-led digital skills academy whose mission is to help bridge the digital skills gap in Scotland.

Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

The UK's largest facilitator of funding, training and support for doctoral students in social science

Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

Training for researchers and practitioners in the Arts and Humanities.

Intensive Courses

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Digital Humanities Summer Institute (Victoria, Canada)

DHSI is a community-based environment for discussing and learning about new technologies and how they influence teaching, research, creation, and preservation in different disciplines. 

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Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School

Training in the Digital Humanities for academics at all career stages, students, project managers, and people who work in IT, libraries, and cultural heritage. 

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Amsterdam Methods Initiative: Summer and Winter Schools

An intensive Digital Methods Summer School and Winter School in which students learn and develop internet research techniques for studying societal conditions and cultural change.