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How do I learn computing and software skills?


Take advantage of one-on-one consultations, in-person workshops, self-paced online courses, video tutorials, or online books. UVa offers a number of resources to help you learn various software programs beyond what is offered in the Health Sciences Library.


For more information or to request one-on-one assistance, use our Consultation Request form.


Basic computing, Office software (e.g. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access)

Computing for Data Analysis (e.g. Unix, Python, R, Matlab, SPSS, STATA, etc)

Qualitative Analysis (e.g. NVivo)


(Bioconductor, MySQL, Galaxy, Oncomine, Ingenuity Pathway Analysis, Gene Set Enrichment Analysis, pathway databases (Gene Ontology, KEGG, etc.), genomics resources (UCSC, Ensembl), genomics tools (bowtie, tophat, cufflinks, limma, bioconductor, plink, gatk, picard, galaxy, DESeq, R, eigenstrat, locuszoom, etc).

Image creation and editing (e.g. PhotoShop)

Data mining, visualization, graphing (e.g. data acquisition, image analysis)

Data Management (e.g. Data Management Plan Creation, Data Documentation, Metadata)

Scientific publishing tools (e.g. LaTeX, Open Access advising)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Cluster and high performance computing needs

Database design and software (e.g. Access, FileMaker Pro)

Webpage creation (e.g. Dreamweaver, Flash)

Resources by provider