Training opportunities

We’ve curated a list of organisations providing training opportunities for the longitudinal research community.

Use the filter options to browse and explore the different providers to find the best courses and training to help you on your longitudinal research journey.

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ALLSTAT mailing list (allstat@JISCMAIL.AC.UK)

Location: UK/Global

A UK-based worldwide e-mail broadcast system for the statistical community, including sharing training courses and events.


Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research

Location: Online

ACSPRI programs are designed to cater for fundamental, changing and emerging research strategies, and to serve a wide variety of needs for training and professional development within the academic, public and private sectors.

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Bristol Medical School Short Courses in Population Health Sciences

Location: Bristol/UK

A programme of intensive short courses in epidemiology, medical statistics, qualitative research, health economics and more.

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Building reproducible analytical pipelines with R

Location: Online

An online book by Bruno Rodrigues. The aim of this book is to teach you how to use some of the best practices from software engineering and DevOps to make your projects robust, reliable and reproducible.

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Location: UK (Cambridge)

A data analysis course covering structutal equation modelling in Mplus, with longitudinal and cross-sectional components.

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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI)

Location: UK (Manchester)

The CMI offers short courses on data analysis and essential skills in different programming languages.

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Location: Online

CenterStat is an organisation dedicated to the dissemination of quantitative methods to scientists and researchers worldwide, with emphasis on the behavioral, health, and social sciences. Livestream & asynchronous workshops as well as online materials are available. CenterStat also has a YouTube series explaining quantitative research methods and analysis techniques, including linear regression, growth modeling and structural equation modeling.

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Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC)

Location: UK (London)

CASC provide short courses in research methods and statistical analyses for anyone wanting to interpret or undertake their own research. They run theory-based courses, software courses, and integrated theory & software courses, as well as summer schools.

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Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS)

Location: UK

CeLSIUS provides materials, information, and guidance to help users of the ONS Longitudinal Study.


CLOSER events

Location: UK (London)

CLOSER regularly runs events and training workshops for a wide range of audiences, including new and experienced data users, policymakers and the third sector.


CLOSER Learning Hub

Location: Online

The CLOSER Learning Hub is an online educational resources introducing newcomers (including students and policymakers) to the basics of longitudinal studies. It includes research case studies and learning modules featuring bitesize information, interactive quizzes, and animations to discover the value of these studies and how to make the most of their data.


Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)

Location: Europe

CESSDA provides large-scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences. It supports continuous learning and training in areas such as research data management, data discovery and reuse, digital preservation, and data archiving, as well as CESSDA tools and services.

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Dementias Platfort UK (DPUK)

Location: Online

DPUK run week-long Academies in the Spring and Autumn and host Datathons. The Spring Academy is aimed at those new to cohort data analysis and provides a series of lectures, presentations and guided tutorials giving researchers an introduction to analysis techniques. The Autumn Academy is for more experienced data analysts and provides expert lectures, presentations and group workshops into cohort analysis techniques including linear/logistic regression, machine learning, survival analysis, and latent growth curve models. DPUK Datathons place researchers in multidisciplinary teams to generate new findings in dementia research using cohorts in the DPUK Data Portal.

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Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis

Location: UK (Essex)

The Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis provides intensive social science methods training for postgraduate research students in online, in-person, or hybrid courses.


Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)

Location: Online

The FOSTER portal contains e-learning resources for a range of topics, including Research Data Management and Open Science

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Figure It Out Statistical Consultancy & Training

Location: UK (Sheffield & London) and Germany (Berlin)

Figure It Out run hands-on small-group sessions which offer the opportunity to be taught by a professional statistician with many years experience of both applying statistical methodology and data management skills using a variety of software packages, and of teaching non-statisticians from social science and management backgrounds.

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Gateway to Global Aging Data

Location: USA/Global

The Gateway to Global Aging are a platform for population survey data on ageing around the world. They provide information about cross-study research and comparability, as well as video resources and syntax about harmonising ageing studies and research methods.

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GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Location: Germany

GESIS Training offers workshops in German and English covering topics such as data analysis, survey methodology, computational social science, and research data management. They also run a Summer School in Survey Methodology.

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Hands-On Programming with R

Location: Online

An online and in-print book by Garrett Grolemund about programming in R, with hands-on examples. It is suitable for non-programmers and those unfamiliar with R.

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Imperial College London Research Data Management

Location: Online

Quick guides on research data management when beginning, during, and finishing a project.

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Location: Online

InStats offers statistics and data science webinars as well as expert research support and advice, including free personalised stats help through “Office hours”.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

Location: USA (Michigan)

ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community. They provide free educational resources for researchers and teachers, including data-driven learning guides and research methods exercises, and run a Summer Program of in-person and online courses.

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Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA)

Location: Ireland

ISSDA is Ireland’s leading centre for quantitative data acquisition, preservation, and dissemination. ISSDA provide resources for researchers and teaching on data management and quantitative methods, and host workshops and webinars on reusing data, anonymisation, and other topics.

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Jisc Guides Research Data Management Toolkit

Location: Online

This toolkit by Jisc guides you through the entire lifecycle of research data management (RDM). It explains what you should consider and signposts resources from a wide range of websites and organisations.

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Learning Environment for Multilevel Methodology and Applications (LEMMA)

Location: Online

The University of Bristol provides a free online course on Multilevel Modelling, which contain a set of graduated modules starting from introductory level to more advanced modelling techniques.

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Short courses

Location: UK (London)

LSHTM short courses provide opportunities to study specialised topics in a broad range of public and global health fields.


MANTRA Research Data Management Training

Location: Online

MANTRA is a free online course for those who manage digital data as part of their research project. It is maintained by the University of Edinburgh.

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Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics (MFSAS), Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland

Location: Australia

The Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics (MFSAS) offers courses suited for academics, non-academics, and students who want to learn more about methods for social science, including longitudinal data analysis, and how to translate research into policy outcomes.

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Location: UK (Manchester)

methods@manchester provide research methods resources across different themes. They promote and run methods-related events, including a Methods Fair, Summer School, and other courses and talks throughout the year. The summer school includes courses on software training, qualitative and quantitative analysis, data visualisation, research design, and more.

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Mplus Short Course Series

Location: Online

Presentation videos and slides from a range of short courses on introductory and advanced statistical analysis techniques.

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MRC Regulatory Support Centre

Location: Online

The MRC Regulatory Support Centre Learning Management System provides online modules covering good research practice and regulation in health research, particularly data protection, confidentiality, and using human tissue in research.

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National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM)

Location: UK

NCRM has an extensive, searchable catalogue of training courses, which are focused on research methods and aimed at learners, researchers, and educators.

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Passion Driven Statistics

Location: USA

Passion Driven Statistics is a teaching model based on hands-on experience with a research project. It offers a free e-book with a step-by-step lessons on all aspects of a research project, as well as online videos, online courses (through, and live workshops.

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Population Data BC

Location: Online

The Population Data BC Education and Training Unit (ETU) is an analysis training centre that supports research on human health, well-being and development. They provide free online courses on administrative data, health geomatics, and statistical analysis, as well as workshops and webinars.

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Location: Online

The psyTeachR team at the University of Glasgow School of Psychology and Neuroscience have provided their open materials for teaching and learning about reproducible research. Modules are all based in R and cover topics including data Skills, analysis and statistical models, data visualisation, and reproducible research.

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R for Data Science

Location: Online

An online and in-print book by Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund covering how to do data science with R, particularly using the tidyverse package. It describes how to get your data into R, get it into the most useful structure, transform it, visualise it and model it. It is suited for those who are comfortable with R and have experience programming.

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ReStore: Longitudinal Data Analysis for Social Science Researchers

Location: UK

ReStore provides online training materials that are an introductory learning resource for social science resarchers, focusing on practical examples of data management and analysis techniques required for quantitative longitudinal analysis with large scale secondary survey resources.


Rigorous Training in Longitudinal Data Science (RADIANCE)

Location: UK (London)

RADIANCE offers online training in data science to quantitative researchers involved with biomedical and social data. The aim of the training is to enhance knowledge, self-confidence, and expertise among researchers who want to utilize complex longitudinal biosocial data.

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Royal Statistical Society (RSS)

Location: UK

The RSS offers a range of online, in-person, and public courses that are relevant for professional statisticians as well as non-statisticians or users of statistics.


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Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute (S3RI)

Location: UK (Southampton)

S3RI offers short courses providing specialist statistical skills and knowledge of the latest methodological techniques, taught by expert tutors to small groups. Courses vary from introductory and intermediate to more advanced levels.

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Summer Schools in Europe

Location: Europe

Summer Schools in provides a directory of summer courses in Europe covering many disciplines.


Synergies for Europe’s Research Infrastructures in the Social Sciences (SERISS)

Location: Online

SERISS Training and Dissemination provides information and resources to those who are interested or working in cross-national social science research.

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The Carpentries

Location: Worldwide/online

The Carpentries are made up of Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentry and teach foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide. They run in-person workshops all around the world and host online resources for self-guided lessons.


The Census & Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies Hub (CALLS-Hub)

Location: UK

CALLS-Hub provides guides and resources about the census and administrative data longitudinal studies in the UK.

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UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS)

Location: UK (London)

CLS offer a number of training videos and courses designed to help users get started with the four UK cohort studies: the 1958 National Child Development Study; the 1970 British Cohort Study; Next Steps; and the Millennium Cohort Study.

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UCL Short courses

Location: UK (London)

UCL provides a wide range of short courses including those focusing on research skills and statistics.


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UK Data Service (UKDS)

Location: UK (Essex)

UKDS offers free training workshops, webinars, live online clinics, themed conferences, seminars and data events.

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UK Reproducibility Network (UKRN)

Location: UK

UKRN runs and promotes events and regular workshops on the topic of reproducible research.


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UKRI Training and Development

Location: UK

UKRI has a range of resources for students and researchers to develop their skills. This includes fellowships, internships, and overseas institutional visits.

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Ulster University Research Methods and Statistics Summer School

Location: UK (Ulster)

Ulster University hosts a summer school for behavioural and social sciences which includes short courses on different research methods and analysis techniques.

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Understanding Society

Location: UK (Essex)

Understanding Society offers a range of online webinars and training courses to support people to use their survey datasets.

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University of Liverpool Institute of Population Health

Location: UK (Liverpool)

The Department of Health Data Science at the University of Liverpool run a wide selection of courses and workshops. The focus on introducing the fundamentals of Health Data Science and cover topics such as project design, data analysis, and R software guidance.

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Location: UK

Vitae provides resources for the personal, professional, and career development of postgraduate researchers and research staff.


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