UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Introduction to R

21 September 2021–22 September 2021, 9:30 am–1:00 pm

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.

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New dates will be announced soon - Sign up to General Mailing List NOTE: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all courses will now be delivered online through a live video feed. You can expect the same level of group and individual support as you would have received in our face-to-face 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 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

Everyone wishing to attend should ensure R and Rstudio is installed on their computer (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.

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Future Dates (day)

21 - 22 September 2021

9.30am - 1.00pm

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