Training provides basic and advanced knowledge about the content of the RISIS infrastructure and how to use it, the methodologies to exploit the datasets for research aimed to supply evidence relevant for policy making.

Activities build on the portfolio of training developed in RISIS. RISIS2 shall offer group training courses developing skills in using the RISIS datasets and platforms, and will develop online tools, tutorials and courses to support users and stakeholders remotely.

For training online we provide  ZOOM platform (General Guidelines and Rules for participants), anyway you are free to choose other tools or software you are used to manage.


Methodological courses

Short Courses online/on site – duration 2-3 days dedicated to deepen specific methodologies mainly coming from activities developed within the usage cases of WP7. Methodological courses should enlarge the base of scholars using advanced quantitative methods.

Summer schools

Summer Schools on site – duration 3-5 full days – are devoted to train people using combination of different datasets to address key problems/analyses that are particularly relevant for policy purposes. Within Schools we can also realize spaces of ‘creative training’ as laboratories, where the trainers shall stimulate the trainees to reflect on their data needs and research questions, through direct participative techniques.

Methods in Action

The RISIS Methods in Action (MiA) series is meant to provide practical examples of how methodological problems in data analysis could be addressed in specific instances of scholarly research.

To this aim, it will be generally based on an example of a scholarly published paper. Participants will be asked to replicate the study and discuss possible alternatives and limitations of the adopted approach.