Basic course on R

Location: Erasmus MC

Click here to register for this course This course is fully booked! You can still register, but will be placed on a waiting list.

Basic course on 'R'  
The Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine of the Erasmus MC organizes 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.
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.

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 of 60. Because of the popularity of this workshop registrations from the Erasmus MC will be given priority. 
Audience and participation
This course is primarily targeted at (junior) biomedical researchers and therefore the only prerequisite is general knowledge of molecular biology.

Karl Brand, David Nieuwenhuijse, Sara Baart and practicum helpers.

Date, Time & Location

Full participation is  1,8 ECTS.


Course fees:
If not otherwise indicated, Erasmus MC PhD courses are free for Erasmus MC PhD candidates and Research Master students who use them as electives. Erasmus MC employees pay €100/day. External PhD candidates pay €100/day. Commercial and other external participants pay €200/day. There is one fee for the entire course, there is no reduction for partial participation.

Cancellation policy:
Erasmus MC Graduate School charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee, with a minimum of €75, is due for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the start date. The full course fee is due for cancellations made less than 10 days before the start date, or in case of no-show without cancellation. For Erasmus MC PhD candidates the full course fee in case of the cancellation policy will be the equivalent of the number of course days times €100. 

All invoices will be sent to the head of department or for external participants to the e-mail address provided upon registration. 

Those who register for a PhD course agree with these financial conditions.

Click here to register for this course This course is fully booked! You can still register, but will be placed on a waiting list.

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