Training Resources

UCLA provides faculty, staff and students a variety of online, 24/7 educational tools, classes, and books that allows everyone with a UCLA ID to access just-in-time training including: 


Online Resources

OARC Workshops and Seminars: learn a variety of programs from R, SAS, SPSS, Python, Mplus, and other research tools at a training course.

Recorded Trainings: Access recorded versions of OARC workshops on topics including data analysis and visualization, introductions to research computing and statistical software, and more. 

O'Reilly Books: a premier on-demand digital library providing over 12,400 technology, digital media, and business books and videos online.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: provides free online training by world-class experts to help you build your technical skills and advance your career. Make it your destination of choice to get started on the latest Microsoft technologies and join this vibrant community by registering for free.

UCLA KnowledgeBase: An information bank or knowledgebase to help faculty, staff, students, and campus help desks get accurate, current info about technology, administration, and library solutions in this increasingly interdependent environment.

UCLA DCP YouTube Channel: Highlights accessibility best practices and also investigates many cultural issues of disability including entertainment, sports, and etiquette.

IT Services Training Center

UCLA IT Services YouTube: Watch How-To Videos on tools such as Skype for Business, VoIP, Confluence, Lync, and Office 365.

Gartner: UCLA has an enterprise-wide Gartner membership that enables UCLA faculty, staff, and students to access Gartner research documents

Statistical Consulting: data analysis examples illustrating statistical analysis techniques and sample data from different statistical packages (R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, Mplus, and more).

MATLAB Training: UCLA offers a campus-wide license to MATLAB, Simulink, and toolkits with access to free online training courses. Training courses include: MatLab essential introductory tutorial, Deep learning techniques in MatLab, and MatLab Academy: Hands-on practice sessions and demonstrations.

AWS Educate: As of February 2017, UCLA is an Amazon Web Service (AWS) Educate Institution. Faculty who sign up for an AWS Educator account or students who sign up for a Student account should do so under the UCLA Institution account to receive free/discounted services and training. Note that this program does not cover UCLA staff. More information about UCLA's AWS Institution Account

ESRI courses and events: If you have purchased your Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) license through UCLA’s Software Central, ESRI’s online courses are available to you. To access these online courses and events, please contact To learn more about the UCLA-ESRI site license, visit this page    

In-Person Resources

Workshops@UCLA: Workshops are collected from a variety of campus units that regularly offer research-based, digital technology instruction. Currently, workshops from the following institutes and centers are included: Office of Advanced Research Computing (OARC), Young Research Library (YRL), Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE), Center for Digital Humanities (CDH), Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCB), UCLA Career Center, and UCLA Graduate Division.

UCLA Campus Human Resources (CHR): CHR offers hands-on software classes for Microsoft Office programs, and educational and career development certification programs for career employees.

UCLA Library Research Workshops: UCLA Library offers a variety of research workshops designed to teach relevant skills and concentrate on tools for analysis (such as text mining, data visualization, and spatial analysis); tools for organizing and managing your research (citation software, data management); and advice on publishing and presenting your research (copyright, poster presentations).

QCB Collaboratory Workshops: The QCB Collaboratory conduct hands-on workshops tailored to individuals in the Biosciences Community who are interested in learning data analysis, programming and statistical techniques, which include the analysis of next generation sequence data. The topics include Introduction to the Unix command line, NGS data analysis, R Programming, RNA-Seq, BS-Seq, and many other. Registration is free to UCLA faculty, staff, and affiliates. 


Other Training Resources

Not associated with UCLA.  There are other useful online training websites available for purchase or free online:



LinkedIn Learning (Formally

Khan Academy


For more information, contact the OARC Communications Group.