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Introduction to the R software package

In collaboration with the QUEST Center (Quality | Ethics | Open Science | Translation) of the BIH we offer free software courses in R for scientists at the Charité and affiliated institutions.

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General Information

In this course participants will learn basic R programming, to perform simple statistical analyses and to generate graphs

When registering, you must enter your personal, official e-mail address (, xyz@bih, xyz@mdc). This address will then be used for further correspondence (confirmation, further information). Since November 2017, Doctoral students need to be matriculated at the Charité. This matriculation includes access to Charité e-mail services.

ECTS: Upon successful participation, you will receive a certificate for the Promotionsumgebung (doctoral environment) (1 ECTS).

Upcoming Courses

The class scheduled for November/December is fully booked. Registration for a course is possible if dates are scheduled. For upcoming courses check back here or follow us on Twitter, we will keep you updated.

The training takes place on laptops brought by the participants. The training room has internet access, but you will need eduroam access.


About the Course

Who is the course aimed at?

In four sessions of two hours each, you will be introduced to the statistical software R in a comprehensive and efficient way so that you can quickly apply what you have learned...

As a supplement to individual statistical consulting, the introduction to R is aimed at doctoral students or scientists who are "sitting on their data" and would like to start evaluating it as quickly as possible.

Other members of the Charité can participate if seats are available.


  • Introduction to the R & RStudio interfaces and packages
  • Data entry and data cleaning in R
  • Descriptive statistics in R
  • Graphs in R
  • Basic statistical tests in R
  • Simple regression models in R
  • Basic programming structures and control flow

How to register?

For registration, please use the online form which is available whenever a course is scheduled and not yet fully booked. The number of participants is limited. Please register using your official personal e-mail account (,, to identify as a member of the Charité or affiliated institutions.

State the dates on which you would like to attend the course. Note that attendance at all four units is required to receive a certificate! 

Please do not show up unregistered.