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Center for Data and Bioinformation Services

Upcoming Workshops

The Center for Data and Bioinformation Services offers workshops on a wide variety of topics. View our current schedule on this page. Be sure to check back frequently for newly added workshops. Visit our past workshops page for a list of recently offered workshops and links to available slides, handouts, and recordings. If you would like to request a workshop tailored to a specific group please contact data@hshsl.umaryland.edu to discuss.

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Data and Bioinformatics

This session will provide a solid foundation in working with R and RStudio and lay the groundwork to enable participants to explore more advanced topics in R programming. No experience with R or programming is required. Session 1 of 4 in R Summer Workshop Series. Topics covered will include: - Navigating the RStudio interface, installing packages, getting help - Naming and working with objects - Using functions - Identifying R data types and structures - Working with scripts

July 07, 2022
12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: JP Courneya    Amy Yarnell   

This session will introduce the concept of “tidy” data, and the versatile collection of packages known as the Tidyverse. Participants will get hands-on experience wrangling real datasets. Participants will have the best experience if they attended session one in this series, or have previous experience with base R. Topics covered include: - Loading data from external files - Subsetting data - Transforming data from wide to long - Working with dates - Joining multiple datasets Session 2 of 4 in R Summer Workshop Series.

July 14, 2022
12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Amy Yarnell    JP Courneya   

Learn how to use the ggplot2, a robust Tidyverse package used to create high quality graphics for exploring and communicating your data. We will go beyond basic graphs and learn how to customize and annotate our graphs for more effective storytelling. Participants will have the best experience if they attended session two in this series or have some previous experience with R and the Tidyverse. Topics covered include: - Visualization best practices - Grammar of graphics - ggplot2 layers, aesthetics, and geoms - Choosing an effective graph type for your data - Customizing labels, axes, legends, and more - Choosing a color palette and themes Session 3 of 4 in R Summer Workshop Series

July 21, 2022
12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Amy Yarnell    JP Courneya   

This session will provide a high-level overview of the vast ecosystem in R for reproducible research and creating interactive data visualizations. Users will learn about version control, packages available in R for creating reports, online books, and even blogs. There will also be an introduction to creating data applications/ dynamic dashboards using the Shiny package in R. Participants will have the best experience if they have some familiarity with R syntax and the RStudio interface. Topics covered will include: - Version control with Git - Integrating RStudio and GitHub for project data and code management and version control. - Reproducible research reports with code and prose with RMarkdown - Sharing your work on the web with Bookdown/Blogdown - Interact, analyze, and communicate your data with Shiny Session 4 of 4 in R Summer Workshop Series

July 28, 2022
12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
(Online - details sent after registration)
Instructors: Amy Yarnell    JP Courneya