BERD Academy

BERD Academy provides you with a range of courses, workshops and other educational content to make the most out of Business, Economics, and Related Data.

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Upcoming Events

Quo Vadis, Digital Privacy? Perceptions, Practices, and Policies

free, Online Event, no prerequisites, organized by LMU & TAPP

January 26, 2023, 5 – 6.45 pm CET
https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HGwcDaUyRwyaPJqG_Ia32A

Just in time for privacy day, BERD@NFDI and the Transatlantic Privacy Perceptions Panel (TAPP) invite you to join the online discussion on perceptions, practices, and policies of digital privacy.

Jessica Vitak (University of Maryland), Leah von der Heyde (LMU Munich), and Zothan Mawii (University of Maryland) will present first results from TAPP’s qualitative and quantitative research on the Diversity of Transatlantic Stakeholders’ Privacy Perceptions.

Vasilka Stoilova (University of Mannheim) and Markus Herklotz (LMU Munich) from BERD@NFDI will show how the interactive Virtual Assistant (iVA) contributes to privacy literacy in practice.

A panel discussion featuring Alena Buyx (TU Munich), Kobbi Nissim (Georgetown University), and Philipp Räther (Allianz) will explore the question how data sharing and protection can be balanced in the development and use of AI, moderated by Frauke Kreuter (LMU Munich & University of Maryland).

Please register for the free event on January 26, 5 – 6.45 pm CET here:
https://lmu-munich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HGwcDaUyRwyaPJqG_Ia32A

Past Events

A Connected World: Data Analysis for Real-World Network Data

free, In-Person Workshop, no prerequisites, organized by LMU

by Giacomo De Nicola, Cornelius Fritz and Göran Kauermann

This workshop intends to provide interested scholars with an overview of different research strains in the field of network data analysis. In particular, we will work with data relating to international political interactions, such as the international trade of weapons, migration, and conflicts but also with classical social network data. Participants will be introduced to the analysis of network data from both a substantive and statistical perspective.  In a hands-on session you will learn to analyze a real-world network dataset through the use of existing, readily available software packages.

8 December 2022

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

How to Make Use of Machine Learning & Microsimulation in Official Statistics

free, Online Flipped Classroom, basic R skills required, organized by LMU

by Hanna Brenzel, Piet Daas, Hariolf Merkle and Marco Puts

How can we make use of new data sources and data science methods to enhance public statistics?

In this flipped classroom course, you can watch the one-hour video lessons per week on your own schedule and discuss the hands-on applications in the weekly one-hour online meeting with the instructors from destatis and Statistics Netherlands.

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14 November 2022

2.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

21 November 2022

2.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

28 November 2022

2.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

5 December 2022

2.15 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Focused Tutorial on Capturing, Enriching, Disseminating Research Data Objects

Use Cases from Text+, NFDI4Culture and BERD@NFDI

free, In-Person, University Mannheim, via Zoom [Hybrid], no prerequisites, organized by UB Mannheim

24 November 2022

10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

Closed

25 November 2022

10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m./1 p.m.

Closed

Data Literacy Snacks

free, Online Coffee Lecture, no prerequisites, organized by UB Mannheim

This Online-Micro-Series is provided to engage data literacy skills in a digestive 45 minutes format at lunch time. Preseted topics range from e.g. Research Data Management, Reproducible Data Analysis, Privacy Law and Wikibase Knowledge Graphs.

Data Protection Basics by Vasilka Stoilova

9 November 2022

12 p.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Closed

GDPR Applicability – Introduction to the Interactive Virtual Assistant iVA by Vasilka Stoilova

23 November 2022

12 p.m. – 12.45 p.m.

Closed

Detection & Extraction of Dataset/Code/Method Mentions from Scholarly Publications & the Web

intern, Online Workshop, BERD Staff, organized by LMU, Universität Hamburg and GESIS

28 October 2022

09.30 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Data Literacy Essentials Course Series

free, Online Course, no prerequisites, unlimited seats, organized by UB Mannheim

Crash Course Data Literacy by Dr. Irene Schumm

29 September 2022

12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Closed

Daten recherchieren by Lorena Steeb

6 October 2022

12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Closed

Daten verstehen by Dr. Canan Hastik

13 October 2022

12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Closed

Daten erheben by Markus Herklotz

20 October 2022

12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Closed

Daten organisieren by Dr. Irene Schumm and Lorena Steeb

27 October 2022

12.30 p.m. – 1.15 p.m.

Closed

Statistics for the Public Good – Infrastructures for Decision Making, Research, and Discourse Workshop Series

In this workshop series, you will learn about the DNA of official statistics, what quality means and how to achieve it, especially under the challenges of modern societies. Various use cases relevant to current policy at the national and international level will be used, in which the course participants will act as statistical stakeholders with distributed roles. We recommend participating in all events of this series, which includes access to introductory videos.

free, no prerequisites, limited seats, organized by LMU

The Public Good Statistics: A Reflective Introduction by Walter J. Radermacher

Self-Paced Learning Online- Videos

1- 9 October 2022

The Public Good Statistics: Let’s talk about Data Culture! by Walter J. Radermacher

In-Person Workshop, LMU Munich

10 October 2022

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Should Government Data Concern or Serve Us? by Julia Lane

In-Person Workshop, LMU Munich

11 October 2022

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Values, Ethics and What They Mean for Quality by Walter J. Radermacher

In-Person Workshop, LMU Munich

12 October 2022

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Data 4 Policy: Is the Statistical Era Being Replaced by an Era of Data? by Walter J. Radermacher

In-Person Workshop, LMU Munich

13 October 2022

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Open Science Day 2022

This event deals with discussing opportunities and challenges in communicating and establishing Open Science within a research group and in teaching.

free, no prerequisites, organized by UB Mannheim

In-Person, University Mannheim, via Zoom [Hybrid]

10 October 2022

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Democratizing Data: AI Tools for Discovery Workshop by Julia Lane

Julia Lane will provide an overview of a massive effort which has been focused on finding out how data are being used, to answer what questions, and find out who are the experts in the text of scientific publications, government reports and public documents. Followed by hands-on tutorials to work with the resulting API, dashboard, Jupyter Notebooks and visualization tools.The goal is to inspire BERD@NFDI researchers to collaborate – or to develop new approaches to building an Amazon.com for European scientific and public data.

free, no prerequisites, organized by LMU

In-Person Workshop, University Library Mannheim

29 September 2022

3 p.m. – 6 p.m.