Fall Data Workshops, Data Purchase Program, Research Software Updates, RDS Dream Machine
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Fall Data Workshops

Our upcoming workshops and training may be found on our workshops page! This Fall we're offering workshops in R, Python, GitHub, LaTeX, Cloud Computing, Tableau, Excel and more! They're free! See what's on offer and register for workshops on the registration page.

Check out the training opportunities offered by our colleagues in ARCS, the BioConnector, and the SoM Research Computing as well!

   Data Purchase Program

UVA Library invites UVA-affiliated researchers to apply to our Data Purchase Program, to support the collection of research datasets. Awards are directed at smaller needs (around $1,000 to $5,000) with preference for datasets with potential for use by a wide array of researchers. Applications will be reviewed biannually, with deadlines of October 15 and February 15. See the Data Collection Development Policy for more information.

Research Software Updates: SPSS for Students!

The Library, in collaboration with ITS, offers a comprehensive collection of site-licensed research software to UVA members. Most of these offerings are free, and can be downloaded and installed on your computers. The comprehensive list of all software is on UVA Software. Research Data Services offers installation and licensing support on the titles on our Research Software Support page.

We are excited that SPSS is now available to all students. Students should select the Teaching & Research (T & R) version for their operating system (Mac or Windows) from the UVA Software Gateway. Note that the SPSS will expire every year during the summer.

The Dream Machine: Computing Power for You

RDS now allows users to use The Dream Machine. What IS the Dream Machine? It's a Windows computer that has:

If you want to get an account on the Dream Machine to do some work, please email or The account is local to the machine, and only you will have access to it. The Dream Machine is located in I043 Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall.

Offerings around Grounds -- The Humanities Informatics Lab Presents:
A Network Analysis Workshop with Scott Weingart

Scott Weingart, a Digital Humanities Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University and a historian of science, will be leading a three-hour workshop on network analysis on Thursday, August 31st from 9am-12pm. Bring your own laptop and be sure Gephi is installed. Weingart will introduce key concepts in network analysis and lead us through a very hands-on workshop. 

Please rsvp to Chad Wellmon ( to ensure your spot. 

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