PLEASE NOTE: The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

Data Literacy

PhD Plus Data Literacy core module is best suited for PhD students in middle and advanced years, and all Postdoctoral Scholars (collectively called trainees) who are interested in research careers, careers in data science, data management, data storytelling, and related careers. This module is developed and offered through collaboration between PhD+ and the UVA Library’s Research Data Services, Data Services at the Health Sciences Library, and UVA Research Computing Group.


  • Obtain knowledge of data science-related career options after PhD and Postdoc training
  • Gain awareness of the broad PhD skills that are well-suited for data science-related careers
  • Access opportunity to cultivate a community of data science professionals and organizations in the University, Charlottesville community and beyond
  • Develop foundational skills and experience in using languages such as R and Python for data wrangling, analysis, visualization, and more.


For optimal learning experience and outcomes, we recommend participation in PhD Plus Career Design prior to this module

A student-centered engagement strategy for career education and professional development in Data Literacy (also applicable to all PhD Plus career training core modules). For details, please refer to program philosophy and attend PhD Plus Career Design. Click on menu links for Research, Community and Skills under Data Literacy to determine specific engagement strategy


September 24, 2020 | 4:00 pm

This PhD+ Data Literacy: Intro to Python series will introduce students to programming in the language. Python is a popular language widely used for data analysis and machine learning. The sessions will be taught in a "flipped classroom" manner: students will study learning...