Description of the Workshop


Training will be a mix of lecture with plenty of opportunities for questions and break out rooms, including the chance to work together in small groups with hands-on assignments. The workshop will run approximately from 9am to 3pm Monday – Thursday and from 9am to 12pm on Friday. 


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 more advanced researchers seeking to expand their expertise may also apply.

The workshop will assume some knowledge of R programming and that participants are familiar with introductory demographic methods. Pre-workshop materials and exercises are available to help everyone get “up to speed.” Those without experience programming in R and/or without demographic methods background should plan on spending considerable time on these pre-workshop exercises.


This year’s on-line workshop has no cost for trainees. (Institutions who would like to join Berkeley in financially supporting the workshop are welcome to contact the organizers to discuss how they can be of help.)


The event will take place virtually on a zoom link to be provided to accepted applicants.

Pre-Workshop Preparation

Please visit Applying to the Workshop for detailed information.