Course Software Carpentry: R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis

Event start date
06-06-2019 08:30
Event end date
07-06-2019 17:00


As part of the EXCELERATE ELIXIR - The Carpentries agreement, ELIXIR-ES will host a Software Carpentry workshop in June 2019. 


Software Carpentry: R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis

Instructors: Maria Kotouza and Joaquín Morís.

Helpers: Laura Martínez, Kevin Troulé, Coral Fustero are staff from the Bioinformatics Unit at CNIO.

Date: June 06-07, 2019

Location: Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) C/ Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3. 28029 Madrid

Contents: The aim of Software Carpentry is to enable researchers to be more productive while producing work of higher quality. This 2-day hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation, required to practice robust computational science effectively and efficiently. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to scripting in R, and using the language for scientific applications and data handling
  • Effective use of the Unix command line
  • Version control with git and GitHub

Learning goals: This course aims to teach software writing skills and best practices to researchers in biology who wish to analyze data, and to introduce a toolset that can help them in their work. The goal is to enable them to be more productive and to make their science better and more reproducible.

Course website, schedule and materials:

Registration: Registration is closed. There are 20 seats and participants will be prioritized by the registration form (professional and motivation statement). Deadline for application is May 20, 2019 and chosen participants will be notified by May 22, 2019. Space is limited and it will likely fill quickly. The course is free but a no-show-up fee will be charged to your institution if you do not show-up.

Sponsors and Collaborators: This workshop is possible thanks to the sponsorship and collaboration of the following entities, which allow us to do this under our working schedule and contribute to the associated costs.



ELIXIR Excelerate is funded by the European Comission, contract no. 676559