Hogeschool Leiden

Introduction to Data Science and Technology - NEW!

  • Cursus
  • Informatics
  • Start November 16th 2022
  • Duration 6 days
  • Engelstalig
  • Statement of participation


Data plays an important part in society. More and more often, decisions are made by or supported by data analyses. These can be simple descriptive analyses of relatively small datasets such as graphs of Corona virus infections or turnover figures of a retail business. They can also be complex artificial intelligence analyses of large amounts of data such as deep learning algorithms working in driverless cars or on the content in social media. In these examples, it’s clear that besides technical aspects, also societal and organisational aspects such as privacy play a role.

In this course you will gain a basic understanding and skills in the field of data science & technology. This will help you to get a better grip on topics which deal with data, both within organisations and in daily life.

Depending on your own educational background, this course is also very suitable as preparation for the existing course Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship and the new course Machine Learning that will be offered in the near future.

Aimed at
This course is designed for professionals working with data who wish to gain basic understanding and skills in the field of data science and technology. It is not necessary to have extensive IT knowledge.

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Centre for Bioscience and Diagnostics

This course is part of the courses for professionals organized by Centre for Bioscience and Diagnostics (CBD). Our discipline, life science and health, is always changing and that is what makes it so inspiring. The CBD develops and runs a broad-based portfolio of training courses that take place at the University of Applied Sciences Leiden

Curious? Check out the current course offer (in Dutch).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What you will learn

This course will teach you:

  • What data en metadata is;
  • How to create and read a data model;
  • How to conduct and interpret simple data analyses;
  • An overview and understanding of more complex data analyses;
  • About the different data architectures including Big Data;
  • About data management topics including privacy and security.




Comparable courses

CBD offers various courses, master classes, workshops and other training programs. The following courses might also be interesting for you: Introduction to FAIR Data Stewardship or FAIR Awareness.

View all current courses




Data, metadata and introduction to data modelling


Data modelling and introduction to data analysis


Data analysis


Data architecture


Data management



The programme for the final lesson is flexible. In consultation with the course participants, we can examine specific cases that arise in their work setting or agree to extent or revisit topics covered in lessons 1-5.

Mischa Barthel and Roland Westveer will share their knowledge during this course.

At Centrum Bioscience en Diagnostiek a tailor-made programme is also a possibility. The power of this is that we can focus directly to the unique work situation and training needs of the organisation. You can choose for an incompany training (for a group of employees) or a individual training. 

More information?
Want to know more about tailor-made programmes, contact us via 071-5188743/753 or cbd@hsleiden.nl.

Register for this course

The next course Introduction Data Science will start on November 17th 2021. If you are interested in this course please register before October 6th 2021. Late registration is possible until 3 November 2021.

For this course no early booking fee is applicable. All courses are subject to the terms and conditions of Hogeschool Leiden (in Dutch).

Practical information

Planning to participate at the course Introduction Data Science and Technology? Here you will find the practical information about this course.

Target audience 
This course is designed for those without a background in IT who wish to gain basic understanding and skills in the field of data.

The course will be given at Hogeschool Leiden and will be simultaneously streamed online via Teams.

This course is co-developed and co-taught by the Hogeschool Leiden and the GO-FAIR Foundation.

Medium of instruction
The course will be given in English.

Course dates
16, 23, 30 November, 7, 14 and 21 December 2022

13.00 - 17.00h

24 hours of theory, assignments and discussion

A proof of participation will be issued upon attending at least five of the six lessons. If 80% of the homework is completed this will be noted on the certificate.

Please register for this course before October 5th 2022. 

Course fee
€ 810,-

For this course no early booking fee is applicable.

Centrum Bioscience en Diagnostiek (CBD)

Het vakgebied life science en health staat nooit stil. Samen met diverse partners uit het werkveld ontwikkelt het CBD daarom opleidingen en nascholingen die inspelen op wat er, nu én in de toekomst, nodig is in de sector.