Course on R

Course date: 04 January 2016 - 07 January 2016
Location: Erasmus MC, OWC-22

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Basic hands-on course on R.

The Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine has two main activities: the organization of education for postgraduate students; and the stimulation of cooperation between several departments with regards to translational research.

R ( has become the 'lingua franca' of data analysis and statistical computing. Its great success is attributed to its free availability and the capability for a wide range of analysis and graphics.

This course is meant for PhD-students and other researchers who are just starting to program in R. This course will feature both practical sessions behind a computer and presentations. The course will begin with building the foundation of R as a programming language and move into the use of R as a statistical tool for analyzing data.

A detailed program will follow shortly.

This course will be held in computer room OWC-22 at the Medical Faculty of the Erasmus MC. See the MolMed website for maps and travel directions:

Full participation in this four-day course is 1,4 ECTS (not anymore 1,8 ECTS).

Registration fee

The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for the Course is 600. Discounts are handled as followed:

  • As this course is one of the general statistical courses at the Easmus MC, all PhD students from the Erasmus MC receive a 100% discount.
  • All MolMed-members receive a 100% discount.
  • All other PhD students receive a discount of 50% and pay 300.
  • Other Erasmus MC participants, like master students from elsewhere get a discount of 50% and pay 300.
  • Master students from elsewhere who pay the fee from their personal budget get a discount of 75% and pay 150.

If these financial requirements pose a problem but you wish to attend the Course, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at:

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