Posted on:25 Jan 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Research Award

1-day workshop for experienced users
Saturday, 9th February
Limited places

R is a programming language and free software environment for data analysis and exploration. User instruction in R is often limited to course specific content, that focuses primarily on the statistical implementation of R. However R functionality extends far beyond this and across research disciplines. When combined with the RStudio GUI, R can be utilised as a powerful tool encompassing data cleaning, exploration, visualisation and documentation operations.

The dual aim of this 1-day workshop is to (A) demonstrate a reproducible data analysis workflow through an example RStudio project and (B) highlight how the reorganisation of popular R packages, under the umbrella banner of the “tidyverse”, has made working R code more accessible and intuitive.

Morning session: Reproducible research through RStudio
10.30 am: Setup, introductions, housekeeping
10.45 am: Lecture – Project orientated workflows
11.15 am: Coffee break – Discussion
11.30 am: 2 × 30 minute tutorials

  • Joined up thinking when writing R code
  • R-projects as means to organise your research
    12.30 pm: Lecture – Introduction to the tidyverse

1.15 pm: Lunch break

Afternoon session: A crash course in the tidyverse
1.45 pm: 3 × 45 minute hands-on tidyverse tutorials including:

  • Example scripts and problem sheets exploring R packages tidyr, dplyr, ggplot2 etc.
  • Opportunity to work on your own data
  • Opportunity to work in groups
    4 pm: Closing remarks, questions

Essential Requirements:

  1. Your own laptop
  2. R and RStudio pre-installed and running
  3. The tidyverse R package loaded and running
  4. Familiarity with R and RStudio
  5. Experience writing and running R code

To register your interest, email Please ensure “[R Workshop]” appears in the subject line. Places at the workshop will be confirmed via return email.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In light of the Covid-19 situation, in advance of attending for a scheduled patient visit, please confirm the visit with your research nurse.