Workshop materials

All of the workshop materials are below. Please bring your own laptop to the data school with the e-MERLIN pipeline (and dependencies) installed. We will contact participants before the school to make sure that everything is downloaded and running correctly. You are welcome to bring your own data and work on your own laptop, but please let us know in the registration form.

The Data School pdf can be found here: Data School pdf. The link to accompanying tutorial word document: Data School tutorial pdf.

Date and Venue

The e-MERLIN Data School 2024 will be held at the Alan Turing Building at the University of Manchester from Monday 13 May - Wednesday 15 May 2024. We currently plan to start the meeting at 9am on the Monday morning and finish at 5pm Wednesday afternoon. Each day will run from approximately 9am-5pm (see schedule).

The campus map can be found here.

Getting here

To get here, it is easiest to fly into Manchester International Airport and get the train to Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria or Manchester Picadilly stations. All three take you into the centre of Manchester and take 20-25 minutes. The Alan Turing Building can be reached from any of the train stations, though it is closest to Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Picadilly stations and takes 15-20 minutes to walk.


We will have some accommodation block booked and information about this will be announced shortly. Accommodation will need to be paid for by the participant but we do have a small amount of support for those most in need to pay for their accommodation - please state if you would like this on the registration form and why. The hotels listed below are also potential places to stay though we cannot guarantee the price on the rooms in May:

Travelodge – Manchester Upper Brook Street (£64 per night)

Premier Inn Manchester City Centre (Princess Street) hotel (£63 per night (non refundable) or £78 (cancellation option))

Holiday Inn Express Manchester CC - Oxford Road (Twin room (two single beds) is £131 per night)

ibis budget Manchester Centre Pollard Street (£48.72 per night (non refundable) or £55.20 (cancellation option))

Food and Drink in Manchester

We will be providing lunches throughout the week as well as teas and coffees.

This list compiled by students at Manchester shows 50 places worth visiting with a wide variety of good food options in Manchester.

What to do in Manchester

If you have a bit of free time in Manchester, there is a lot to see and do.

This list compiled by JBCA members shows several suggestions for different parts of Manchester to visit.