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Advanced Courses on Life Sciences

Short Live Online Course – 3rd Edition

Data Manipulation with R Tidyverse

April 3rd-5th, 2024

Live sessions will be recorded

Course Data Manipulation with R Tidyverse

Course Overview

This course will highlight useful tools of data manipulation from R’s Tidyverse suite of packages. The Tidyverse packages are built upon a philosophy of a tidy data structure: a rectangular (spreadsheet-like) data structure where each row is one observation, each column is one variable, and each cell contains one value. The Tidyverse packages follow a set of shared rules and share a common syntax style, both designed to maximize code readability and reproducibility.

The emphasis of this short course will be on the core packages dplyr and tidyr in combination with packages specific to manipulating date-time data (lubridate), text data (stringr), and categorical data (forcats). Class exercises will provide practice restructuring data, value replacement, group operations, and row- and column-wise functions.

The course content assumes some prior basic R experience and will require a current install of both R and RStudio.

Dr. Ashton Drew, is owner of data consulting firm KDV Decision Analysis LLC and an R Studio Certified Tidyverse and Shiny instructor.


All participants must have a computer (Windows, Macintosh) with current versions of R and R Studio pre-installed. If you have any problem installing them, please contact the course coordinator.

Basic knowledge of R is required.

The use of webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, and access to a good internet connection is necessary.


Ashton Drew instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Ashton Drew
KDV Decision Analysis LLC
United States of America

Dates & Schedule

April 3rd-5th, 2024

13:00-18:00 (Madrid time zone)

Online live sessions on Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th of April

Total course hours: 10



This course will be delivered live online

This course will be taught with live (synchronous) sessions on Zoom.

Live sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be made available to participants for a limited period of time. However, attendance to the live sessions is required.


Places are limited to 16 participants and will be occupied by strict registration order.

Participants who have completed the course will receive a certificate at the end.

Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno Transmitting Science coordinator

Dr. Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno
Transmitting Science

Haris Saslis instructor for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris Saslis
Transmitting Science

Fees & Discounts

  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until February 29th, 2024):
  • 216 €
    (172.80 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after February 29th, 2024):
  • 296 €
    (236.80 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Prices include VAT.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance on the course.
    Payment is not required during registration.

We offer discounts on the Course Fee.

Discounts are not cumulative. Participants receive the highest appropriate discount.

We also offer the possibility of paying in two instalments. Please contact us to request this.

Former participants of Transmitting Science courses receive a 5% discount on the Course Fee.

20% discount on the Course Fee is offered to members of certain organisations (Ambassador Institutions). If you wish to apply for this discount, please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later). If you would like your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador Institution, please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com

Unemployed scientists, as well as PhD students without any grant or scholarship to develop their PhD, can benefit from a 40% discount on the Course Fee. This applies only to participants based in Spain. If you wish to ask for this discount, please contact us. The discount may apply for a maximum of 2 places, which will be covered by strict registration order.


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