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Durham University

Advanced Research Computing


Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the University being closed to face-to-face meetings and teaching, our courses will take place online. Participants will be notified about arrangements via email.

ARC offers a range of training courses that enable researcher to professionally write, manage and run their research codes. In the current portfolio, there are courses on Python programming, version control with git and Github, machine learning and data analysis, and using a supercomputer. The portfolio is planned to be expanded in the following years. If there are any courses you’d like to see us provide, please get in touch. We also plan to organise courses with external trainers.

Sign-up for the ARC courses is managed using the DCAD course booking system (just select “Advanced Research Computing” as course provider in your search).

If you can't attend our courses but are interested in the topics covered, take a look at our Resources page which contains materials for self-study.

Thu, 21 October 202110:00am to 1:00pmUsing the Hamilton Supercomputer
Thu, 4 November 202110:00am to 1:00pmBasic Programming with Python
Thu, 11 November 202110:00am to 12:00pmIntroduction to Machine Learning with PyTorch
Thu, 18 November 202110:00am to 1:00pmIntroduction to Data Analysis with Python
Thu, 25 November 202110:00am to 12:00pmIntermediate Python
Thu, 2 December 202110:00am to 1:00pmVersion Control with Git and GitHub
Thu, 9 December 202110:00am to 1:00pmBasic Programming with Python

Other relevant courses are provided by Durham Research Methods Centre (DRMC) and the Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD):

  • DRMC offer a range of courses on statistics, including courses on R, SPSS, linear regression, and data management.
  • DCAD offers a range of courses in their Digital Skills and Quantitative Methods sections, for example in R, NVivo, SPSS and the Microsoft Office products.