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Data Visualization I - Figures lecture - 25.10.2022

On the 25th of October 2022, ELIXIR-Estonia will hold a new data management online course: Data Visualization I - Figures. The course will be held in English. 

All researchers will be handling some data at some point in their careers. However, the data, in its regular shape (tables), is quite hard to grasp for most people. Especially if there is a lot of it, this is where data visualization comes to help. The idea is to bring forth the essential aspects of the data - to tell a story. However, just putting data into a graph or figure might do more harm than good. Not only could it give wrong conclusions, but it also might be misleading. This is one of the main reasons why the exact way how you visualize the data is fundamental. 

This lecture is part of a series of lectures and workshops called “Data visualization.” The first lecture will discuss why data visualization is important and what we should consider when designing it. This means what chart type to pick, how much information to include, what (and how) to highlight, and so on. 


Information about the lecture

Lecture: 25th of October, 2022 at 14:15 (lecture, 2h)

Place: Delta Building, r1022 (Narva mnt 18), TARTU


Registration closes at 23:59 on 20.10.2022 or when the course gets full.


Learning outcomes for the participants: 

  • Understands how to tell a story through data visualization
  • Knows what chart type to pick for different kinds of data
  • Knows what to pay attention to while designing a figure


F2F lectures will take place at the Delta building in Tartu (Narva mnt 18, Tartu).

We do ask you to register for the lecture responsibly. If you can’t attend the course, please let us know as soon as possible via email at