Courses and events

The URZ offers a range of events for various target groups: 

  • courses and training 
  • conferences, lectures and seminars 
  • forms and user conferences 
  • events to promote doctoral and early-career researchers 
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Courses and Training

bwHPC Workshops 

In the offered workshops, beginners and advanced users can learn everything they need to know about using our high performance computing systems, which are part of the implementation concept for high performance computing in Baden Württemberg bwHPC. 

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Data Storage and Backup - Training

This training course will teach you how the synchronization and backup solutions, heiBOX and Client-Backup, are used, so that, in case of a computer malfunction, the user data can be restored as quickly and completely as technologically possible. 

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Research Data Management 

The Competence Centre for Research Data, jointly run by the University Library (UB) and URZ, regularly offers workshops and training all around the topic of research data management. Individual appointments for consultation can also be arranged. 

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IBM SPSS Training for Beginners 

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IBM SPSS is a statistical software that is used in many institutions of the university. Working with SPSS is not difficult when you have overcome the initial hurdles. 

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LaTeX – Introductory Course 

LaTeX is a software for document preparation, which is used primarily in the fields of natural sciences. With this software, displaying formulas, graphs, diagrams, etc. in a text is simple and straightforward. This course is an introduction to the basics of LaTeX. 

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LaTeX – Follow-up Course 

LaTeX is a software for document preparation, which is used primarily in the fields of natural sciences. With this software, displaying formulas, graphs, diagrams, etc. in a text is simple and straightforward. This course builds off the LaTeX Introductory Course and deepens your knowledge of familiar topics. 

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Conferences, Lectures and Seminars

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The successful, interdisciplinary conference series for the first time as an online conference

The E-Science-Tage 2021 "Share Your Research Data" will take place from 4th to 6th March 2021

By sharing research data, scientists can benefit from the opportunity to use pre-existing data sets, thereby boosting the efficiency of overall scientific progress. Data exchange creates greater transparency and can be regarded as a quality control measure. It facilitates new collaborations, promotes interdisciplinary and international cooperation and ultimately increases gains in scientific knowledge. All these aspects are conducive to good scientific practice and ensure the high quality standards of our research. 

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Forms and User Conferences

Community Forum Data-Intensive Computing 

The Community Forum Data-Intensive Computing (DIC) is an exchange and information meeting for current and future users of DIC services of Heidelberg University. 

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IT Forum for IT Representatives 

The IT Forum regularly offers an open platform for exchange and discussion between the University Computing Centre and university IT representatives. 

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Events for future IT specialists and researchers

Girls' Day 

Girls' Day, "Future Day for Girls", offers school-aged girls the opportunity to learn about careers in IT, skilled trades, natural sciences, and technology. The URZ has participated in this initiative for several years and introduces the participants to the daily operations of a university computing center and teaches them various IT-related skills through practical beginners’ courses. 

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Student Cluster Competition 

Together with a team of students, the University Computing Centre (URZ) takes part in the Student Cluster Competition at the ISC High Performance Conference in Frankfurt am Main every June. Twelve teams from universities all over the world compete against each other. Their objective is to build a high performance computer cluster. 

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