GC Digital Research Institute

Hosted by the GC Digital Fellows and part of the GC Digital Initiatives, the GC Digital Research Institute (GC DRI) is a week-long intensive training course where participants learn core digital research skills and tools (including command line, GitHub, Python and more) while connecting with peers in an interdisciplinary environment.

We know not everyone can join us during this week, so we have made our curriculum publicly available on GitHub. Each workshop is easy to navigate from our Curriculum page on the DRI website – just click on the GitHub icon next to the workshop you want to review. Each topic is written as independently standing workshops, and includes learning objectives, step-wise instructions, challenges to test out your skills, and resources for further learning.

More about the DRI:

Building on the success of prior Digital Research Institutes (starting in January 2016), GC DRI combines training in areas such as the command line, git, Python, and databases with more specialized short workshops and professional development sessions. During the Institute, participants come together to share their own research goals, collaborate on a shared project, and present what they have learned in a casual but challenging setting.

Free of charge to participants and open to all members of the Graduate Center community, the GC DRI is developed in partnership with Software Carpentry, the New York Public Library, Mozilla Science Lab, Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching, and the Digital Humanities Summer Institute.

The GC DRI is co-sponsored by the Provost’s Office of The Graduate Center.