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R Crash Course (in Englisch)

[Nur in Englisch verfügbar]

The Core Unit Bioinformatics (CUBI) of the Berlin Institute of Health offers this practically oriented online course to introduce you to the programming language R for your everyday scientific endeavors.

Scope and Aim

The course will give you a practical introduction to using R. Focusing on real world problems and solutions rather than theory, it aims to give you a launch pad to start using R in your everyday work. The course is aimed to give you a solid basis for using R in your everyday scientific endeavors even if you have no previous knowledge of R or any other programming language.

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • exchange data between R and spreadsheet programs such as Excel
  • manipulate and display the data
  • generate various types of plots
  • run simple statistical analysis (t test, non-parametric tests, basic ANOVA, basic linear regression) - create reports from your analysis in a number of formats

Most importantly, you will learn from day 1 what the advantages of using a programming language for your data analysis are as well as where the pitfalls and potential problems lie.

The course will be taught by Dr. Dieter Beule (Head of Core Unit Bioinformatics), Dr. Manuela Benary (Bioinformatician), and Dr. January Weiner (Computational Biologist).

Number of places / ECTS

The course is limited to 24 students. The course is registered with the doctorate environment Charité and equivalent to 2.7 ECTS.

Registration

The course is already full. However, you are welcome to join the waiting list for possible back-up places or future courses on this topic. Please contact us by e-mail: january.weiner@bihealth.de.