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Research IT Training Service

Research IT offer a series of one-day courses to UoM researchers (staff and PGR) which run throughout the year.
We also offer two-day (Software Carpentry) workshops teaching foundational computing skills for research.
In addition to our taught courses, we have some online materials available in Fortran and MATLAB.

We also occasionally host workshops from external trainers.

For more information and to apply to any of these courses, please use the links below.


Current one-day courses

Course Title



Introduction to the Unix shell (Software Carpentry)

20 Nov 2019, 21 Apr 2020


Automation and Make (Software Carpentry)

27 May 2020


Introduction to MATLAB (Software Carpentry)

6 Nov 2019, 13 Feb 2020

materialsMATLAB on ramp

Introduction to Version Control using Git and GitHub

23 Oct 2019, 27 Feb 2020 materials

Intro to LaTeX (including UoM thesis template)

4 Dec 2019, 10 Jun 2020


Data analysis using R

2 Oct 2019, 22 Jan 2020, 1 Apr 2020


Introduction to High Performance Computing and using CSF

13 Nov 2019, 18 Feb 2020, 8 Apr 2020


Introduction to iCSF (and CSF)

27 Nov 2019, 5 Mar 2020


Introduction to Python (Software Carpentry)

16 Oct 2019, 15 Jan 2020, 15 Apr 2020, 17 Jun 2020


Programming in Python

11 Dec 2019, 24 Mar 2020, 20 May 2020


Introduction to Data Visualization and Analysis

TBC materials

Software Carpentry workshops

A Software Carpentry workshop is hands-on two-day event that covers the core skills needed to be productive in a small research team. Short tutorials alternate with practical exercises, and all instruction is done via live coding. Workshops consist of three topics:

  • Automating tasks with the Unix shell
  • Programming in Python, R, or MATLAB
  • Version control using Git

A Data Carpentry workshop teaches the core skills for working with data effectively and reproducibly.

Software and Data Carpentry workshops are organised by various groups at the University Of Manchester. For more information and to apply to a workshop, see Carpentries at UoM.

Online resources


MATLAB Onramp - MathWorks 



Software Carpentry

Self-directed workshops on Parallel Programming by Chris Wood

Workshops from external trainers

None currently scheduled.


Past courses

No events for these courses are currently scheduled, but materials are still available where indicated.

Course title

Date Resources

Interactive data visualisation with R and Shiny

2018 materials (Resources tab)

Introduction to Mathematica


Faster MATLAB using the NAG toolbox

15 Dec 2016  

Writing scalable parallel applications with MPI (2 day workshop, delivered by ARCHER)

12-13 Dec 2016


Parallel Programming with C++

 24 Jan 2017 materials
Single Node Performance Optimisation (2 day workshop, delivered by ARCHER)


 28-29 Nov 2016  

Intro to OpenMP & Multicore Programming



High Throughput Computing using Condor



Intro to MPI



Intermediate MPI



Intro to OpenCL



Intro to CUDA



Introduction to Finite Element Analysis


Intro to Image Based Modelling Using Finite Elements



Intro to Optimisation


Intro to Parallel Programming