UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Introduction to R

10:00 am to 4:30 pm, 14 January 2020

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

Course full - sign up to waiting list


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


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).

  • Input of data sets
  • Summary measures
  • Graphical displays
  • Statistical tests (t-test)
  • Add-ons and packages in R
  • Help in R

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)
14 January 202010.00am - 4.30pm^Course full - sign up to waiting list
25th March 202010.00am - 4.30pm^Book Now

^Registration period is 9.45am-10.00am with tea and coffee served and the course will start promptly at 10.00am

Future Dates (evening)
TBC5.30pm-8.15pmSubscribe to general mailing list

^Registration period is 5.15pm-5.30pm with tea and coffee served and the course will start promptly at 5.30pm


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