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Workshop Schedule

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) offers the following workshops free of charge to UMB/UMMC faculty, staff and students.

To register, complete the registration form. Although registration is recommended, walk-ins are welcome.

If you need help with a specific topic, or don’t see what you are looking for, please schedule an appointment.


Data and Bioinformatics

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 two of two

July 25, 2024
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HSHSL - Room LL05)
Instructor: Amy Yarnell  

This session will introduce participants to the basics of getting started with R and RStudio and introduce the workhorse package dplyr.  Participants will get hands-on experience wrangling real datasets.

Topics covered include:

  • Navigating RStudio
  • Key R concepts and terminology
  • Importing data from external files
  • Subsetting and filtering data
  • Split-Apply-Combine analysis workflow

Part one of two-part series.

July 24, 2024
12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
(HSHSL - Room LL05)
Instructor: Amy Yarnell