Trainees will receive training instruction in the morning, a break for lunch, and then hands-on assignments in the afternoon for practice and discussion. An hour of Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, with a focus on co-authorship, is also required for all trainees. In addition, in order to qualify for funding, all trainees must provide proof of previous RCR training, either a CITI or NIH certification. Trainees will have ample time to interact with fellow trainees and with faculty. We will have organized dinners, but also free evenings to explore the San Francisco bay area.


The workshop is designed for early career researchers from any discipline - demography, sociology, economics, public health, statistics and others. Trainees are either advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, assistant professors or other early stage researchers, but we more advanced researchers seeking to expand their expertise may also apply. As an NIH-funded event covering a STEM subject, we are particularly interested in applications from women and underrepresented minorities (see the NIH definition. )


Trainees' expenses for materials, up to six nights' lodging, lunch and most dinners will be covered. Partial support for travel may be available as well from, but must be well-justified. Please note that we cannot cover travel from outside the United States.


The event will take place on the UC Berkeley campus. Lodgings will be a short walk away. These locations are attractive, comfortable and allow for ample informal networking opportunities. Trainees will be provided lodging in single or shared double rooms in the dorms on the Clark Kerr Center, giving one access to waling trails and a 25 yard heated pool ($10/visit), variable hours.

Pre-Workshop Preparation

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