UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Centre for Applied Statistics Courses

We provide short courses in research methods and statistical analyses for anyone wanting to interpret or undertake their own research. Everyone is welcome to attend, including those based outside UCL.

Extensive notes are provided for all courses, and teaching is interspersed with practical examples and activities throughout courses to ensure that everyone has understood the key principles. We strive to create a relatively informal learning atmosphere, where participants are not afraid to ask questions or voice any confusion.

No prior statistical knowledge is assumed for our introductory course (Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics), or our summer schools, but all other courses assume that the basics are understood. Our courses usually take place weekdays during typical office-hours and selected evening dates are also available for certain courses.

Latest News:

  • New course dates have now been advertised for the next academic year (from September 2021). See individual course pages below for details.

  • All live courses will continue to run online through a live video feed due to the coronavirus pandemic, including all the same material and support that could have expected through our face-to-face courses.

  • Online, self-paced materials are now available for Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics and Introduction to Logistic Regression. This includes forum support and interactive quizzes.

  • A new online training programme is currently in development for doctoral students based in the School of Life and Medical Sciences. This includes the above self-paced courses. If you would like access, please complete this online form.

You can also keep up to date with our latest news by joining our mailing list, or following us on twitter.

The courses running frequently at CASC are:

Summer schools:
  • Summer schools TBC (August 2022)

Theory-based courses:

Theory-based courses (with an optional software workshop):
Mixed courses with integrated statistical theory and software:
Statistics software courses:

Alternatively, please see the events calendar for a chronological list of statistics courses running at ICH (note: this calendar only shows the most imminent date for each course).

* Knowledge of basic statistical concepts is required/beneficial; we recommend the Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics course if you have little/no previous statistics experience; this course offers a good basis for all other CASC courses. 
~ requires prior knowledge/experience of the R software. 
^ We recommend attending the Introduction to Regression Analysis course first if you have no prior experience of regression analyses. 

Evening dates often available for this course
§ Self-paced online materials available for purchase

Who are we?

The Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) comprises of Founder and Director of CASC Professor Angie Wade, Co-director of CASC and lecturer Eirini Koutoumanou, lecturer Dean Langan, and associate lecturers Chibueze Ogbonnaya and Catalina Suarez-Rivera. We receive administrative support from the ICH events team. Based within UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we run a variety of higher degree and short courses for non-statisticians.

Contact us

Please see our FAQ page before making an enquiry about our courses.

Recommended for general queries/payments:


For general enqueries/payment: +44 (0) 207905 2768.  To contact a teaching fellow about the contents of a course, call us on: +44 (0) 77 30405 980
** Please note that the mobile phone is manned by teaching staff so we may not be able to answer your call straight away, but feel free to leave a message or forward your query on by email where it may be more quickly responded to.

Where are we based?

Our courses are usually based near to GOS Institute of Child Health; the nearest underground station is Russell Square on the Piccadilly line. Holborn, Chancery Lane, Euston and Kings Cross stations are all within walking distance. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, all advertised courses will be run online through a live video-feed until further notice.

Visitors to the GOS Institute of Child Health

Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health welcome visitors to take part in all of our teaching activities.

Visitors are responsible for securing their own accommodation. If accommodation is required this should be arranged before arrival and funded independently. Please visit the interactive map of hotels nearby.

Free online materials

The following supplementary materials and tools are freely available online as written by the CASC team. These are free for everyone, even if you are not enrolled on any of our short courses.

  • Spreadsheets for analysing 2x2 tables that compliment our one-day course 'Chi-square and Beyond for 2x2 Tables'
  • Spreadsheets for doing sample size calculations, related to the course 'Sample Size Estimation and Power Calculations with Excel'

Additionally, here is a list of Moodle pages for all courses (only accessible with a password given on registration)