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Upcoming Online Training Sessions

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Data in the spotlight: Longitudinal data

10am-11:30am, Tuesday 30 November 2021

The longitudinal studies are extremely rich data sources for high impact and policy relevant research. The real world impact of these studies continues to be substantial. Additionally, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a defining moment for longitudinal research. Longitudinal studies provide a unique opportunity to track both short and long term effects of the pandemic, alongside invaluable pre-pandemic measures of health and behaviour. Many longitudinal studies have added Covid-19 specific datasets and we will explore what some of these cover.

Please join us using the Zoom link below.

Meeting ID: 979 1156 9848
Passcode: 3vFQAnp2aG

Early Career Researcher Workshop: Collaborating on research grant proposals

1pm, Thursday 2 December 2021

This workshop aims to advise early career researchers on how to write successful interdisciplinary/collaborative research grant proposals. It includes common challenges faced in the grant process, as well as mistakes to avoid.

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Data in the spotlight: Qualitative and mixed methods data

10am-11.30am, Thursday 2 December 2021

The UK Data Service provides access to a range of qualitative and mixed-methods data, including ethnographic data and field notes, images, oral history transcripts, and essay responses. This workshop will help you get started searching for qualitative and mixed methods data with new search tools, like QualiBank, and help you quickly navigate through datasets to see if it's the right data for your project.

Further details will follow shortly.

ERC 2022 Advanced Grant call Information Webinar Series

Tuesday 25 January 2022 and Thrusday 27 January 2022

Further details will follow shortly.

ERC 2022 Proof of Concept Grant call Virtual Q&As

Thursday 10 February 2022 and Thrusday 23 June 2022 


Available Training Sessions

European Research Council

Watch ERC instructional videos (YouTube) Step-by-step guidance from the Europen Research Council on how to get started and write your proposal, how proposals are evaluated, how to prepare for you ERC interview and applying for ERC Proof of Concept Grant.


UK Data Service

Access and training to use the UK's largest collection of economic, social and population data for research and teaching. UK Data Service offers free training resources and on-demand webinars to enhance your data knowledge and support social science teaching. For further details, please visit the UK Data Service Learning Hub.

UK Data Service YouTub channel 

A range of presentations and tutorials by UK Data Service. 


UK Research Office (UKRO)

UKRO organises a range of events about European Research Council (ERC) grants for researchers and UK-based research support staff in our capacity as UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the ERC. These events are designed for researchers who are based in, or moving to, the UK and are interested in applying for the ERC grants, as well as research support staff from UK based institutions. For details of upcoming and past information sessions, please visit UKRO Events.

Watch the recording (passcode: !ZTTI2NG) 
Presentation Slides PDF
ERC 2022 Starting Grant: Call Information Webinar 1 of 2 (28 September) 

Watch the recording including the guest speaker presentation (passcode: H*9=oNsr)

Slides from 2022 ERC Starting Grant webinar Session 2

Slides from Prof. Erminia Calabreses's guest contribution

ERC 2022 Starting Grant: Call Information Webinar 2 of 2 (30 September)


Wellcome Trust

Watch a webinar about the new Discovery Research Scheme launched by the Wellcome Trust Wellcome Trust Discovery Research Scheme: Webinar (12 April 2021)


Further Training Resources

Cambridge Digital Humanities Courses

Cambridge Digital Humanities (CDH) rethinks what humanities can be in an age of pervasive computation. CDH makes use of innovative tools and methods for investigating both traditional and new forms of data and media, in addition to pursuing opportunities to interrogate and reflect on the knowledge and insight that 'the digital' affords.

The Learning Programme helps academic researchers develop skills to critically investigate, develop, exploit and expand new ways of doing humanities and social science research using digital technologies. 



Cambridge Research Data Management

There is an increased emphasis on managing and sharing data produced in research. Many of the research funders supporting work at the University of Cambridge require that research data are openly available with as few restrictions as possible. Research Data Management website will guide researchers through various aspects of research data planning and management and will provide assistance in meeting funders’ expectations.