Basic Course on 'R' - FULLY BOOKED

Course date: 14 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
Location: Erasmus MC , C00-5

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Basic course on 'R'
The Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine and the department of Biostatistics of the Erasmus MC organize this basic course on the statistical package ‘R’.

'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.
Monday 14 May in room C00-5
Tuesday 15 May in room C00-5
Wednesday 16 May in room C00-5
Thursday 17 May in room C00-5
Friday 18 May in room C00-5

This course is primarily targeted at (junior) biomedical researchers and therefore the only prerequisite is general knowledge of molecular biology.

In this course we will provide a smooth introduction to the R system using both GUI-based and command-based sessions.

Learning objectives: after following this course participants will be able to use R in their every day data manipulation and statistical analysis tasks. Moreover, they will learn the basic structure of the language in such a way that it will become easier to follow more advanced topics such as the Bioconductor ( or advanced R programming (e.g. handling large data bases, etc.).

What this course is not about!
This course is not about statistics. However, since R is a statistical programming language some basic knowledge of statistical concepts is required. During the course the concepts needed will be briefly summarized.

This 5-day course is 1,8 ECTS.


Registration can be done via this website. Participants are allowed to participate on a first-come first-serve basis. Due to the practical nature of this workshop, there is a limited attendence. Because of the popularity of this workshop registrations from the Erasmus MC will be given priority

Also, participants from the LUMC Leiden are strongly advised to follow one of the R courses in Leiden 

Registration fee

The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for the Course is € 750. Discounts are handled as follows: 

Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a discount of 100% and pay €0.
  • Officially registered PhD students of Erasmus MC are paid by the dept. of Research Policy and get a discount of 100% as well.
  • All other PhD students get a discount of 50% and pay €375.
  • Other Erasmus MC participants, like Nihes and MGC members and master students from elsewhere get a discount of 50% and pay €375.
  • Research Master students from Erasmus MC must be paid by their program, the fee is €100/ECTS so their fee is €180.
  • Master students from elsewhere who pay the fee from their personal budget get a discount of 75% and pay €187,50.
You will receive the invoice after attending the course. 

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed

From January 1st, 2017 the following financial rules apply, but they may differ per course still. Look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%

• However, the Research Management course and the workshops Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign have to be paid from the ‘personal budget’ of employees, MolMed members and PhD students included. So they will receive an invoice from us which you have to pay and which will be reimbursed by your Department. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice

• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.

  • The course fees of research master’s students will be paid by their master program at rate of €100/ECTS. For not I&I master students: please inform your master program in advance whether they agree to pay.
  • Master’s students who are paying the fee from their private budget: discount of 75%. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice.
  • However, 2 courses in statistics are paid centrally by the Dept. of Research policy for all PhD students from Erasmus MC! These are R and the SPSS course. So for Erasmus MC PhD students, these courses are always free, provided you are officially registered as a PhD student.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

Some courses have less course days: SPSS 3 days, Survival Analysis 2 days, Management 2 days, Presenting 1,5 days and also other may be shorter as indicated on the website.

Commercial participants, companies & sponsors are invited to inquire about commercial tuition fees and about sponsoring.

All invoices will be sent by email to the mail address that you filled in upon registration. If this address is not correct we use your Erasmus MC address.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions. 

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