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Data Visualisation I - Figures - 18.04.2023

Due to high demand, on the 4th of April 2023, ELIXIR-Estonia will hold a repeat 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 visualisation.” The first lecture will discuss why data visualisation 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. This lecture will be followed up by a workshop in May. 


Information about the lecture

Date: 18.04.2023

Language: English

Time: 10:00-12:00

Place: Zoom, the link will be sent a couple of days before the lecture

Registration is closed


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


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