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Advanced Courses on Life Sciences

Short Online Course – 1st Edition

Data Manipulation with R Tidyverse

October 10th-11th, 2022

This course will be delivered live online

Online live sessions on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th, from 13:00 to 18:00 (Madrid time zone).

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.

Course Data Manipulation with R TidyverseCourse Overview

This two-day 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.

Students are encouraged to bring spreadsheet data (Excel, csv, txt or similar) from their own work. 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.

Webcam and headphones are strongly recommended, as well as a good internet connection.




October 10th-11th, 2022

Schedule and Course length

Online live sessions on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th, from 13:00 to 18:00 (Madrid time zone)
10 hours




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.

Ashton Drew instructor for Transmitting Science

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

Maria Ariza course coordinator at Transmitting Science

María Ariza

Transmitting Science


Haris Saslis coordinator for Transmitting Science

Dr. Haris-Saslis
Transmitting Science



  • Course Fee
  • Early bird (until September 30th, 2022):
  • 194 €
    (155.2 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • Regular (after September 30th, 2022):
  • 232 €
    (185.6 € for Ambassador Institutions)
  • The price is VAT included.
    After registration you will receive confirmation of your acceptance in the course. Payment is not required during registration.

You can check the list of Ambassador Institutions. If you want your institution to become a Transmitting Science Ambassador please contact us at communication@transmittingscience.com


Discounts are not cumulative and apply only on the Course Fee. We offer the possibility of paying in two instalments (contact courses@transmittingscience.com).

Former participants will have a 5 % discount on the Course Fee.

20 % discount on the Course Fee is offered for members of some organizations (Ambassador Institutions). If you want to apply to this discount please indicate it in the Registration form (proof will be asked later).

Unemployed scientists living in Spain may benefit from a 40 % discount on the Course Fee. If you would like to enquire about this discount, please contact the course coordinator. That would apply for a maximum of 2 places and they will be covered by strict registration order.


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