These resources have been collated to allow the data science community to discover and access learning materials, guidelines, templates, and training courses which are free, open access and relevant to Health Data Science approaches.  

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Applied Epi - Self paced training in R Free R tutorials that are targeted at Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, clinicians, and researchers who cannot access our live courses.All of our training materials focus on challenges and solutions for frontline practitioners, are accessible to beginner audiences, and are built by our team with extensive ground-level experience. Training Data Analysis Applied Epi
AWS - cloud training materials Training Pathways for Public Health identifies the cloud concepts and AWS services needed by three public health personas, and compiles existing AWS training modules into defined pathways for each. These pathways are presented as AWS Ramp-Up Guides across three personas: Applied epidemiologists, Public health informaticians, Bioinformaticians Training Data and Governance Amazon Web Services
Applied Epi - The Epidemiologist R Handbook The Epidemiologist R Handbook, from Applied Epi, is a free digital reference book for R code, that is specifically designed for people working in applied epidemiology, public health practice, and disease control. The “Epi R Handbook” is available at, and for offline use via our download page. Manual Data Analysis Applied Epi
EDCTP Data Management Portal The EDCTP Data Management Portal has been developed to provide support to researchers to ensure that high-quality data management is fully considered, and planned for, from the outset and throughout the life of a research project. e-Learning Course Data and Governance EDCTP
International COVID-19 Data Alliance - Publications and Outputs. Many publications and other outputs (all focussed on COVID-19) such as code, metadata, and dashboards were produced by the 12 projects supported under the ICODA initiative. You can find them on this link. Publications and other outputs (code, metadata, dashboards) All International COVID-19 Data Alliance
HealthyR - R for Health Data Science Free resources to learn R for Health Data Science, including short video tutorials, quick guides and example notebooks. These will help you use R for publication quality visualisations, effective data summarisation and reshaping, common statistical analysis and interpretation, reproducible research strategies Video tutorial Data Analysis Ewen Harrison and Riinu Pius
Generic data controllership agreements for re-use These agreements were created as part of the ICODA programme. They are open, free to use and amend as needed in support of establishing your organisation as a data controller, we just request you attribute us following our Attribution Policy. You can find background to this capability and the agreements used as part of the ICODA programme and generic versions provided for re-use on our data controllership page. Document Data and Governance International COVID-19 Data Alliance
R for Health Data Science book This book will take an individual with little or no experience in health data science all the way through to the execution of sophisticated analyses. Learning materials Data Analysis Ewen Harrison and Riinu Pius
Generic Governance Policies for re-use The International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA) has made available generic, re-usable governance policies for research reviews, output reviews, publications, attibution and acknowledgements. These can be used as reference templates for your our research projects Guide Data and Governance International COVID-19 Data Alliance (ICODA)
Training course: Data Sharing This course aims to fill this gap by giving you basic and practical guidance in data management and sharing. This course is aimed at early career researchers, postgraduate students and clinical research support staff who are collecting, managing and using health data. It includes modules such as Ethics and best practices in sharing individual-level research data, Data governance, policies and Data Access Committees, Data quality, and Costing for data management. e-Learning Course Data and Governance The Global Health Network
Training course: Introduction to Data Management for Clinical Research Studies Good data management is key to maintaining, processing. analysing and storing high quality data. This course provides an overview and guide to this important element of the research process and is aimed at everyone involved in clinical research. e-Learning Course Data and Governance The Global Health Network
Data Management E-Learning Modules In the training module, the focus is on the activities related to data management and information communication technologies (ICT), in particular on the design of a data management plan and its reference to relevant data management and ICT procedures led by ALERRT WP 3 collaborators. It provides an overview of setup and data management in low- and middle-income countries where ALERRT study sites are distributed. e-Learning Course Data and Governance ALERRT (African Coalition For Epidemic Research, Response And Training)
Health Data Research UK Futures Health Data Research (HDR) Futures is a free and flexible virtual learning platform which lets you learn from national and international experts however and whenever suits you. e-Learning Course Data Analysis Health Data Research UK
The ARCH Hub: Applying Research to Policy and Practice for Health The ARCH Hub aims to bring together researchers, implementors and policymakers to facilitate knowledge exchange, coordination and collaboration for the uptake and application of research findings into policy and practice. You will find free resources and tools, a free open virtual workspace to discuss with other researchers as well as successfull case studies to support effective and faster uptake of your research studies Learning materials Output and Impact ARCH
The Mesh community engagement network The Mesh network is an online network for people working in community engagement with global health research. The network is a collaborative, open access knowledge hub where community engagement practitioners, researchers, health workers and others can network, share resources and discuss good practice. You can join the network via their website. Find additional resources on Mesh partner sites. Learning materials Stakeholder Engagement MESH
Building an international coalition for data sharing Read about the work of the iPOP team who published their findings Changes in preterm birth and stillbirth during COVID-19 lockdowns in 26 countries today, 27 February 2023 in Nature Human Behaviour, and hear them talk about the process of establishing partnerships and assembling an international consortium to study perinatal health during the COVID-19 pandemic Project example Research Planning International Perinatal Outcomes in the Pandemic Study - iPOP
Covid-19 data processing - example tutorial In their project, 'Routine Assessment of Infections, Prevention, and Control of SARS-CoV-2 on Unequal Populations in Brazil', Juliane Fonseca de Oliveira and colleagues at Fiocruz in Brazil developed mathematical and statistical methods to model COVID-19 transmission across populations in Brazil to better inform local intervention efforts. Juliane Oliveira and her team also created videos and a YouTube playlist with video lectures intended to serve as advanced tutorials based on the research activities developed at PAMEpi. Video tutorial Data Analysis PAMEpi
The Global Health Network YouTube Channel View recordings of past webinars and events on The Global Health Network's YouTube channel. YouTube recordings All TGHN