Successful first trial workshop for QCIF

On September 15 and 16, Intersect delivered its Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R training course to a cohort of 28 trainees from members of the Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF). This was the first of a series of training workshops forming part of the trial training program exchange between the two organisations being conducted in September and October.

Charlotte Francois, eResearch Analyst from La Trobe University, led the course, with assistance from Anastasios Papaioannou, Intersect eResearch Training Manager. Initial feedback from participants was excellent, with at Net Promoter Score of +92 and average scores on the five other primary metrics exceeding 9.5 out of 10. One participant described the training as: “by far the most effective training I had taken in R”.

Data Manipulation and Visualisation in R is designed for researchers with a good working knowledge of the basic concepts and techniques in R. It builds on basic concepts to explore the manipulation, transformation and visualisation of data using advanced R packages such as dplyr, tidyr, and ggplot2.

The workshops for QCIF members continue over the next two weeks with Intersect will running the following workshops for QCIF member researchers:

QCIF will likewise make three of its workshops open to Intersect member researchers in October, including:

The QCIF and Intersect training exchange is part of a broader collaboration between the two organisations, which also includes a recent partnership to refresh Australia’s cloud computing network for research.