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R Package design and development and reproducible data science for biologists (RPKG01)

16th September 2019 - 20th September 2019

£275.00 - £550.00

Course overview:

This course will help students develop professional R coding skills by leading them through the process of making reproducible, sharable and easily communicated software centered around developing fully functional R packages and extensions. In addition to teaching traditional uses of R packages to share quantitative tools, we’ll also show how R packages can be easily developed for individual research projects to share reproducible results. To develop skills, we’ll build several R packages full of useful and general utility functions that will hone coding skills and teach coding tips through the design of these functions. Each day, we’ll reserve time for open work sessions where students can receive mentoring while applying new skills to developing their own application specific package or refining the packages we’re developing for the course.

Intended Audience

Anyone wanting to make their data science work accessible, reproducible and usable by others (the importance of specific R packages has grown considerable now that they are frequently cited in peer reviewed literature). This can include researches developing their own quantitative tools or those interested in taking the next step in making their research projects fully reproducible and easily shared.

Venue – PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map

Availability – 30 places

Duration – 5 days

Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments and welcome meal Monday evening.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and welcome dinner Monday evening. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation.
Accommodation is approx. a 6 minute walk form the PR statistics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 15th September (between 17:00-21:00) and departure Friday 20th September (accommodation must be vacated by 09:15).

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

PLEASE READ – CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees (and accommodation fees if booked through PR statistics) will be credited. However, PR statistics will not be held responsible/liable for any travel fees, accommodation costs or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation. Because of this PR statistics strongly recommends any travel and accommodation that is booked by you or your institute is refundable/flexible and to delay booking your travel and accommodation as close the course start date as economical viable.

Dr. Cory Merow

Dr. Andy Rominger


Teaching Format
Course Programme


16th September 2019
20th September 2019
£275.00 - £550.00


PR statistics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
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