Conferences, Workshops, and Training

Training in data-collection techniques and analytic methods

  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Short Courses on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research
    • Date: 30 September – 3 October 2021        
    • Location: Seattle, WA
    • Description: Half-day short courses
    • Registration Deadline: 2021 registration will open in late April 2021.
  • Ball State University- Photovoice Workshop for Academic Researchers 
    • Date: canceled 
    • Location: Ball State University, IN 
    • Description: The two-day workshop will provide academic researchers with a dynamic overview of the photovoice methodology
    • Registration Deadline: TBA
  • Baylor University Institute for Oral History Getting Started with Oral History
    • Date: May 26th, from 10:00 a.m. CDT to 1:00 p.m. CDT
    • Location: Online Workshop
    • Description: a single three-hour session that expand upon facets of the oral history process.
    • Registration: email
  • Duke University  Summer Institute in Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models
    • Date: Sunday, 18 Julythrough Saturday, 31 July.
    • Location: Durham, North Carolina
    • Description:  Integrates theoretical models and empirical research
    • Registration Deadline: 22 March, 2021
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Research Methods Festival
    • Date: TBD    
    • Location: University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
    • Description: Three-day conference every other year
  • Emory University, The Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods Text Mining Workshop
    • Date: TBD          
    • Location: Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    • Description: Three-day conference every other year
  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Qualitative Data Workshops  Various Workshops : 
    • Qualitative Research Methods Workshop
      • Location: Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 
      • Description: This workshop will provide the skills to address common concerns in conducting and evaluating qualitative research.
      • Registration Deadline: email for info
    • Mentored Qualitative Methods Workshop
      • Location: Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia 
      • Description: You will bring your own qualitative research project or proposal, and receive expert guidance on aspects of qualitative research design specific to your individual project
      • Registration Deadline: email for info
    • Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop
      • Date: May 2021 - TBD
      • Location: Online
      • Description: This workshop will provide the skills to address common concerns in analyzing qualitative data.
      • Registration Deadline: email for info
    • Mentored Qualitative Analysis Workshop
      • Date: May 2021 - TBD
      • Location: Online
      • Description: You will bring your own data, work on analytic tasks and receive expert guidance on data analysis specific to your individual project
      • Registration Deadline: email for info
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Summer School in Methods and Techniques
    • Date: 26 – 28 August 2020 
    • Location: University of Innsbruck, Austria
    • Description: Courses in qualitative and quantitative methodological topics
    • Registration Deadline: 1 May 2020
  • European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)  Virtual Methods School
    • Date: 15 March - 26 March, 2021   
    • Location: Online
    • Description: A two-week programme, 28 one-week courses tailored to suit the digital environment, 10+ hours of live class per course, plus pre-recorded lectures.
  • FCSH Digital Humanities Summer School
    • PASSED
  • German Historical Institute Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 
    • Ten-day program for U.S. advanced graduate students in German historical studies and related fields (German proficiency required)
    • Summer 2018 (offered every two years)
  • German Historical Institute of Washington Archival Summer School in the US for Junior Historians
    • Temporarily closed
  • International Political Science Association and University of São Paulo IPSA-USP Summer School in Concepts and Methods in Political Science and International Relations  
    • Date: 2021 will be released in March. 
      Course 1: TBD
      Course 2: TBD
      Course 3: TBD
    • Location: University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
    • Description: Three five days courses with various methodological tracks
  • International Political Science Association and National University of Singapore 8th Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods 
    • Date:  6-17 July 2020       
    • Location: National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Description: One-week and two-week courses in quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley Advanced Oral History Summer Institute 
    • Date: PASSED
    • Location: University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California 
    • Description: Presentations, panel discussions, poster presentations, and hands-on workshops
    • Proposal Deadline: TBD
    • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • QuIRI Seminar Series Spring 2021, Cornell University

    Qualitative Research Software
    1-2pm February 19, 2021
    Please check out their website for the zoom link.

    Florio Arguillas and Lynda Kellam from CCSS CISER will be presenting about various kinds of software that can be useful for qualitative research. They will discuss tools for collecting qualitative data through recording and transcription software. They will discuss tools for analyzing qualitative data and the key differences between different software packages. Lastly, they will describe software for writing up qualitative research. 

    Focus Groups & Best Practices
    1-2pm, April 16, 2021

    Please check out their website for the zoom link.

    Jane Powers and Amanda Purington from BCTR ACT for Youth, will discuss best practices of focus group research. Participants will learn how to develop a focus group protocol and construct questions, as well as prepare for and conduct focus groups. Tips for transcription, data management and data analysis strategies will be discussed.

    QuIRI Working Groups Panel
    1-2pm, May 14, 2021

    Please check out their website for the zoom link.

    In this seminar, we will hear from the QuIRI working groups that were funded in Fall 2020.  The groups examined: Practicing Ethnography in Unprecedented Times, Elite and Citizen Interviews in High-Risk Settings, Cross-National Issues in Racial/Ethnic Inequality and Studying Identities through a Creative Qualitative Lens. Each group will discuss what key issues they explored and share important insights that emerged from their work together. 

  • ResearchTalk, Inc. 16th Annual Qualitative Summer Research Intensive
    • Date: PASSED
    • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Description: Take advantage of a unique opportunity to gain both theoretical and practical understanding of qualitative inquiry.
    • Registration Deadline: PASSED
  • ResearchTalk, Inc. Fall Qualitative Inquiry Seminars
    • Date: 21 October - 15 November 2019
    • Location: Carrboro, North Carolina
    • Description: Five different Qualitative Inquiry Seminars
    • Registration Deadline: Different registration deadline for each seminar.
  • ResearchTalk, Inc. Qualitative Data Analysis Camp
    • Date: 11-14 November 2019
    • Location: Carrboro, NC
    • Description: Dedicate 3.5 days to improving your ability to design and execute qualitative projects and learning to remain engaged and motivated through the life of your project.
  • Syracuse University Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) 
    • Date: 15 -26 June 2020    
    • Location: Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • Description: Two-week institute on various research methods
    • Open-Pool Application Deadline: 18 November 2019
    • Visit the website to find out how your institution can still nominate graduate students and faculty to IQMR
  • The Chemical Heritage Foundation Oral History Training Institute Winter 2019
    • Date: Please see the website for more info    
    • Location: Please see the website for more info 
    • Description: Introduction to all aspects of the interview process
    • Registration required: email for details
  • The State University of Campinas (Unicamp) The São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Research Methods for the Humanities
    • PASSED
  • University of Pittsburgh Personal Digital Archiving 2020
    • Date: TBD
    • Location: University of Pittsburgh, PA
    • Description: A three days conference dedicated to the exploration of issues related to individual and community records in all digital forms
    • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • University of Michigan Teaching Undergraduates with Archives 
    • Date: TBD         
    • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Description: A forum for the intersections of research and practice, experience and experimentation.
  • University of Michigan Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques
    • Date: PASSED             
    • Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Description: Two consecutive four-week sessions, one-week, and three-week courses
    • Application: PASSED
  • University of Michigan Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Science
    • Date: PASSED        
    • Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Description: Two consecutive four-week sessions, three-day to five-day courses
    • Registration: See link
  • University of North Carolina Odum Institute Data Matters 
    • Date: PASSED           
    • Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    • Description: A week-long series of one and two-day courses
    • Registration: PASSED  
  • Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)
    • Date: TBD             
    • Location: The Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.
    • Description: Four-day seminar

Events on data management and research transparency

  • Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) 
    • Date:11 September - 13 September 2019
    • Location: Washington, D.C.
    • Description: Overview of tools and best practices for social science research
    • Registration: Deadline: 2 June 2019. For more information, please contact Aleksandar Bogdanoski (
  • CODATA International Training Workshop in Open Data for Better Science Workshop
    • PASSED
  • International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) 46th Annual Conference
    • Date: 19-23 May 2020       
    • Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Description: Program includes data specialists on a joint purpose to promote the development of long-lasting approaches
    • Registration: TBD
  • International Association of Scientific and Technological Libraries (IATUL) 40th Annual IATUL Conference 
    • Date: PASSED
    • Location: Perth, Australia
    • Description: Program on the future of library development work
    • Registration Deadline: PASSED
  • Open Repositories (OR) Conference
    • Date: 1-4 June 2020       
    • Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
    • Description: Users and developers of open digital repository platforms come together for an interactive forum
    • Registration: TBD
  • Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) Summit
    • Date: 11 March - 13 March 2020
    • Location: University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida
    • Description: Unique chance to interact with and learn from practitioners and researchers
    • Registration Deadline: TBD
  • Research Data Alliance (RDA) 13th Plenary
    • Date: PASSED            
    • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Description: Data professionals, researchers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers from all disciplines and geographies.
    • Registration: TBD
  • RDA EU – ENVRI Summer School on Data Management and Data Science
    • PASSED

If you organize events that would fit in either (or both) of these categories and would like us to consider adding them to our list, please email the relevant information to