Trainees will receive training during the first three days, with 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. Following the three-day workshop is the two-day conference, with papers given by established faculty (see website for up-to-date details on the list of presenters). 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. Please note that we cannot cover travel from outside the United States.


The event will take place on the UC Berkeley campus. Hotel accommodations will be a short walk away. These locations are attractive, comfortable and allow for ample informal networking opportunities. Trainees will be provided lodging in shared double rooms in a local hotel.

Pre-Workshop Preparation

Please visit Applying to the Workshop for detailed information.