UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Introduction to R

5:30 pm, 20 May 2019 to 8:15 pm, 21 May 2019

This course aims to familiarise participants with the R interface and the R language, in order to enable them to conduct statistical analysis; from reading in their datasets to performing mainstream statistical tests.

Event Information

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Centre for Applied Statistics Courses

This course is aimed at researchers who want to learn how to use the statistical software R to conduct statistical analysis. Delegates will be expected to have a basic understanding of common statistical tests and concepts as these will not be taught during this workshop (taught on our 5 day course - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods). The topics covered using R will include:

  • Introduction to the R platform and interface
  • Introduction to basic scripting commands
  • Input of data sets
  • Summary measures
  • Graphical displays
  • Statistical tests (t-test)
  • Add-ons and packages in R
  • Help in R

Delegates are welcome to bring their own laptops and access to the UCL Guest network will also be provided. Everyone wishing to bring their own computer should ensure R and Rstudio is installed before attending (installation guidelines will be made available two weeks before the course).


Course fees

External Delegates (Non UCL)£200.00
UCL Staff, Students, Alumni (incl. ICH/GOSH)£100.00 *

* Valid UCL email address and/or UCL alumni number required upon registration. Please note, this category does not include hospital staff unless you hold an official contract with the university.

Prices include printed course materials, refreshments and lunch from 12.45-1.45pm.


Please note that no refunds will be given for cancellations made within five working days of the course start date or for non-attendance. This is needed to cover printing, catering, etc. costs that are ordered no later than 5 days before the course.

Future Dates (10.00am-4.30pm)
28th May, 201910.00am - 4.30pm^Add to waiting list

^Registration period is 9.45am-10.00am with tea and coffee served and the course will begin at 10.00am. Delegates are expected to arrive at 9.45am to log in and set up their computer ready for the start.

Future Dates (evening)
20th - 21st May, 20195.15pm - 8.15pm^Click to Register

^Registration period is 5.15-5.30pm with tea and coffee served. Delegates are expected to arrive at 5.15pm to log in and set up their computer ready for the start.


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