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Grammarly is indicating I need to add a comma before often. However, I think it is not necessary since the phrase "often the data required is not available" is creating a subordinate clause with the text before.

Because in places like my region often the data required is not available, I want to learn the procedure to collect it in a real-life situation, which I can do in the fieldwork conducted this semester.

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  • I think your phrasing sounds "awkward". Relocate adverbial often so it's nearer the relevant verb: Because in places like my region the data required is often not available. OR (with a slight change of emphasis) put it after the negation (...is not often available). Another minor style choice: I'd refer to the required data rather than the data required (but that's just my preference). – FumbleFingers Nov 12 '20 at 16:38
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Remember that punctuation is not grammar; it does not exist in the spoken language. It is a set of conventions that are not universal.

As FumbleFingers implied in a comment, the sentence is quite awkward, and punctuation would help. I have not found Grammerly to be ideal, and you have not given its complete review of the sentence. But here is how I would punctuate your word order

Because, in places like my region, often the data required is not available, I ...

I’d punctuate it with that pair of commas because that unusually placed prepositional phrase of “in places ...” would be framed by pauses in spoken English to indicate a somewhat unusual word order. With a more normal word order, I’d punctuate it as

Because often the data required is not available in places like my region, I ...

I do not mind the unusual word order with “often” as a technique of emphasis, but then I agree with FF not to invert “required” and “data” because too many disruptions of the most common word order make a sentence hard to follow. So here is how I might revise your sentence

Because so often the required data are not available in my region, I ...

I would not object to this alternate punctuation

Because, so often, the required data are not available in my region, I ...

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