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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Bioinformatics Resource Center

The UW-Madison Biotechnology Center is currently open and following the university's COVID-19 Response regarding campus operations.

Introduction to R / RStudio

Note: suggested or required for subsequent R-based workshops if you are not familiar with R

2020 dates: 

Monday, November 2 - 9am - 12:30pm

Location: During Covid-19: Online (WebEx or Zoom)

LIMITED to 8 participants - (2 minimum)

REGISTER: use Google Calendar link on chosen date to register (opens in new TAB or new window.)

It is necessary to register for each workshop separately.
Noteduring COVID19 - book provided as HTML and/or PDF


This 1/2 day workshop is particularly recommended for other workshops presenting further analysis in R of  microbiota results from a Qiime2 and/or mothur analysis.

This workshop is aimed at researchers interested in using R methods  and is a general introduction to using R/Rstudio.

R is a popular open-source Multiplatform software.
RStudio is a Graphical User Interface (GUI) making R easier to use (and much more.)

Students will learn R commands and methods within the RStudio framework.
Content will cover "classic R" and introduce elements of Tidyverse and reproducible research (dynamic documents.)

This workshop is a preparation to many other R-based workshops and provides insights to essential R commands. For most applicants unfamiliar with R is a suggested or required session before attending other R-based workshops.

The workshop consists of some lecture material with emphasis on active hands-on exercises.  

A $75 fee is required for each student.

* There is a minimal set of software that should be installed on laptops BEFORE attending the workshop. Instructions will be provided to attendees prior to the workshop and can be found within the PDF document: Preparation for R-based workshop  (Opens in new TAB or new window.)

Dr. Jean-Yves Sgro,  Ph.D., Biotechnology Center -

Previous instructor(s):

*No-show Policy*
All cancellations need to be notified 72 hours in advance.