Data Train Courses

The Data Train training program is offered to doctoral researchers across institutes and disciplines and therefore focusses at basic competencies in Research Data Management and Data Science.

It is currently composed of two training components: The "Curriculum" that is allocated into "Tracks", i.e. course series, and invited talks from industry and academia, the "Data Stories".

The Data Train Curriculum: Improve your data skills!


Starter Track

In the ‘Starter Track’, thematic overview lectures provide a general knowledge of important topics in data literacy, research data management, and data science. This track is intended for anyone who wants to get started in research data management and data science.

Schedule: January to May 2023

Registration: December 2022 - May 2023 (open shortly before a course starts)

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Operator Track ‘Data Steward’

In the Operator Track ‘Data Steward’, essential competencies for the efficient handling of data in accordance with the „FAIR data principles“ (data should be findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable) are taught. FAIR data form the basis for sustainable and future-oriented research that exploits its potentials. The track includes hands-on workshops on programming languages, versioning, data management plans, reproducibility, data preparation, data provisioning, and database skills.

Schedule: June to December 2024

Registration: From April 2024 (open until two weeks before the respective course)

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Operator Track 'Data Scientist'

Data science is concerned with extracting information and gaining knowledge from data using computational analysis methods such as statistical techniques and artificial intelligence (e.g. machine learning). In the Operator Track ‘Data Scientist’ participants learn methods from mathematics, statistics and artificial intelligence for data analysis and data visualization skills.

Schedule: June to December 2023

Registration: From March 31 2023 (open until two weeks before the respective course)

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The schedule of the Data Train curriculum.   © U Bremen Research Alliance

The Schedule

In the first half of a year the Starter Track takes place. In the second half of a year the two Operator tracks alternate, i. e. ‘Data Steward’ and ‘Data Scientist’ Track run every other year.

Data Stories: Think outside your box!

Data Stories

Everyone is cordially invited to take part in our Data Stories!

In exciting talks, we will listen to inspiring stories about data handling, data management and data science applied in the private sector or in academia. The speakers shed light on the importance of data competences with regard to their individual working fields and will discuss current challenges.

Schedule: ca. 3 Data Stories per year, no fixed schedule