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RStudio Basic - 24.10.2023 - registration open

  • Time: 24.10.2023  9:00- 12:00
  • Type: Workshop
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 3h
  • Location: Delta building, Narva mnt 18 room 2005, Tartu
  • Audience: students, researchers

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on various UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.

RStudio is an essential tool for anyone involved in R programming. It plays a vital role in data analysis by facilitating data import, access, transformation, exploration, visualization, and modeling tasks.If you're embarking on your journey to learn R, now is the perfect moment to familiarize yourself with RStudio. Discover what RStudio is, how to install it, and begin harnessing its capabilities to enhance your data analysis and programming skills.

This workshop will be followed up by “Visualisation with RStudio”  

Learning outcomes for the participants:

  • Navigate RStudio features, write and execute R scripts, and manage projects efficiently within the IDE.
  • Import, clean, and manipulate data


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Andmehaldus 101 - 12.10.2023 - Registreerumine avatud

  • Aeg: 12.10.2023 9:30-12:30
  • Tüüp:  zoom (link saadetakse mõned päevad enne koolitust)
  • Keel: Eesti keel 
  • Kestus: 3h
  • Asukoht: online
  • Sihtgrupp: Kõik, kellel on andmed

Andmehaldus on oluline osa teadustööst ja on hädavajalik andmetest maksimumi saamiseks. 

Andmehalduses 101 on sissejuhatav online-kursus, mis varustab teadlasi vajalike oskustega uurimisandmete tõhusaks organiseerimiseks ja haldamiseks.  Osalejad saavad teadmisi parimatest praktikatest andmete dokumenteerimise, varundamise ja  jagamise kohta. Teeme läbi harjutusi ning ülesandeid uute teadmiste kinnistamiseks.


  • Rakendada parimaid tavasid failide nimetamisel ja kaustade struktureerimisel
  • Valida ja rakendada asjakohaseid ontoloogiaid ja metaandmete standardeid
  • Kirjeldada andmete salvestamise ja varundamise strateegiaid
  • Valida õige litsents oma andmetele/avaldatud tulemustele

Palume teil registreeruda vastutustundlikult. Kui te ei saa loengule osaleda, palun teavitage meid võimalikult kiiresti e-posti teel (



Uute kursustega kursis olemiseks liituge meie uudiskirjaga meililistiga: 

Taotlusi võetakse vastu mõne päeva jooksul käsitsi.


A new course in the University of Tartu - High-performance Computing

A new course for current and future high-performance computer users!

A new course in the University of Tartu curriculum will start in autumn - High-performance Computing (3 ECTS).

The goal is to provide an understanding of high-performance computing and its working principles. The course will introduce HPC best practices and use cases for efficient calculations with large complex data.

We accept participants from all levels of study (bachelor's, master's, doctoral studies). The lecturers are HPC Center's experienced specialists.

Details and registration in ÕIS2.


"Big data in biology - promises and challenges" conference

Not long to go till the early bird registration deadline for this year's special 20th-anniversary edition of [BC]2. Explore the exciting scientific programme, featuring an industry-academia session and keynote talks by Elisabeth Bik (Harbers-Bik LLC.) and Fabian Theis (Helmholtz München).

Early bird deadline: 30 June 2023



Rare Diseases Massive Open Online Courses

New sessions of the two MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) respectively on Rare Disease Diagnosis and Translational Research for Rare Diseases, developed in the context of the European Joint Programme for Rare Diseases (EJPRD), were recently launched.

EJP RD MOOCs are free and open to anyone, although there are designed for individuals with a prior interest in rare diseases research, especially postgraduate students and medical students. Patient advocacy representatives and advocates as well as health professionals who want to deepen their knowledge in rare diseases research could also find the MOOCs of interest. Both the MOOCs are continuously open for enrollment and the access to the content is free for the first 5 weeks. 

MOOC: Diagnosing Rare Diseases: from the Clinic to Research and Back

Codeveloped by the Foundation for Rare Diseases, the European Reference Networks Genturis and Ithaca, and EURORDIS, this MOOC addresses the diagnostic research progress, types of genetic tests for rare diseases, and the impact of having or lacking a diagnosis on patients' lives.

The topics covered include:

  • The diagnostic process and the types of genetic tests available for rare diseases
  • The differences in rare genetic diseases patient pathways
  • Technological advances for diagnostic research
  • The role of collaborative studies and data sharing in rare diseases diagnosis
  • The impact of having a diagnosis or lacking a diagnosis on patients’ lives
  • The role and place of physiopathology approaches as well as social sciences research in the context of rare diseases diagnosis.

Expert mentors will be readily available on the platform to address any questions that participants may have from May 1st to June 24th.

For more information, please visit: 


MOOC: From Lab to Clinic: Translational Research For Rare Diseases

This MOOC has been codeveloped by Foundation for Rare Diseases, the European Reference Network EuroNMD EURORDIS, the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine EATRIS, and the Leiden University Medical Center.

It is intended to give an overview of the medicine developmental process for RD, by discussing how the results of the research done in the laboratory are used to develop new treatments and how they are finally brought to the market.

The topics covered include:

  • The landscape of translational research
  • The different phases and main stakeholders of translational research
  • The specific issues encountered when developing a treatment for a rare disease and how they are overcome
  • The different therapeutic approaches for the treatment of rare diseases
  • The role and place of patients living with a rare diseases in this translational process

Expert mentors will be readily available on the platform to address any questions that participants may have from April 17th to June 10th.

For more information, please visit: