Would you like to learn how open-source programs can streamline your research? Are you interested in diving into a new coding language? Or perhaps you’re on a quest to make data management as seamless as possible?

Our workshop series will help you do this and much more.

SCDS workshops are open to everyone in McMaster — faculty, students, staff — as well as community members beyond campus. Additionally, many workshops are beginner-friendly so that people who are new to digital scholarship can participate in helpful training opportunities.

Our slate of workshops take place across four series: DASH, DMDS, RDM, and the Software Freedom Series. To learn more about each series, read the descriptions below and explore the drop down menus for past and upcoming sessions.

DASH (Data Analysis Support Hub) Workshop Series

DASH workshops train registrants to do data analysis right. These sessions teach attendees to use software programs and coding languages including Excel, LaTeX, Python, R, and SPSS.

Do More With Digital Scholarship Workshop Series

Join us for our free workshop series aimed at introducing McMaster students, faculty, and staff to the multifaceted domain of digital scholarship.

RDM (Research Data Management) Workshop Series

RDM workshops will teach you to organize and maintain data throughout its lifecycle–from collection to interpretation, dissemination, long-term preservation, and reuse.

Software Freedom Series

Facilitated by Sil Hamilton, S.M Mukarram Nainar, and Alexander Schaap, this hands-on workshop series introduces undergraduate students to important free & open source tools enabling them to gain user autonomy and a better understanding of their digital lives.