Basic course on R

Course date: 13 July 2020 - 17 July 2020

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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.

13 - 17 July 2020

Full participation is  1,8 ECTS.


Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  € 750/ 5 days
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €375/ 5 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €375/ 5 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €187.50/ 5 days. 
If these financial requirements should pose a problem, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at:

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed, from January 1st 2019, 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 Personal Leadership 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. 
If there is no personal budget left, the MM-members get a discount of 100%.
• 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.
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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