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 scientest of 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.

Lecturess in Charge

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

Upcoming Courses

Occasionally, we offer this course in English to non-German speakers at the Charité. Dates will be published here. All courses take place on three consecutive Tuesdays (4 p.m – 6 p.m) in the iBiKE seminar room at Reinhardtstr. 58 (CCM), Level 1. Please, bring your own laptop!

  • Oct 22, 2019; Oct 29, 2019; Nov 11, 2019 (fully booked)
  • Nov 12, 2019; Nov 19, 2019; Nov 26, 2019 (fully booked)
  • Dec 3, 2019; Dec 10, 2019; Dec 17, 2019 (fully booked)
  • Jan 14, 2020; Jan 21, 2020; Jan 28, 2020 (fully booked)

About the Course


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

How to register?

The number of participants is limited. Please register by e-mail with the lecturess in charge 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.

Please do not come to the course unregistered.


This course is generously supported by DataCamp by providing free access to online learning material.