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2-day Software Carpentry-R Workshop 11/10-11 at Medical Campus

November 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am - November 11, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

R programming language on a laptop with a table nearby with a picture of the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center building

Software Carpentry helps researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation, as well as a segment on Data Ethics.

Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

Syllabus with Instructions | Registration Closed (course is full)

For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper “Best Practices for Scientific Computing”.

Who The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where Rooms 710 R&Q, Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

Don Soffer Clinical Research Center 1120 NW 14th Street, Miami, FL 33136

When Thursday and Friday, November 10-11, 2022 | 9:00-4:30 Course Hours Both Days Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. For workshops at a physical location, the workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email tnorris@miami.edu for more information.

Roles: To learn more about the roles at the workshop (who will be doing what), refer to our Workshop FAQ.



Gabriel OdomThilani Samarkoon Cameron Riopelle


Gabriel Odom, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida International University Department of Biostatistics
Cameron Riopelle, Head, Data and Visualization Services, UM Libraries
Thilani Samarakoon PhD, Biomedical Data Librarian



Tim Norri

Tim Norris PhD, Data Scientist

Data Ethics

Joanna JohnsonKen Goodman

As part of this 2-day workshop, two guests will join us for a Special Program in Ethics for Scientific Writing and Coding:

  • Joanna Johnson, PhD, Writing Studies Department, on Scientific Writing
  • Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, on Ethics and Coding

This workshop series is sponsored by:

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
College of Arts and Sciences’ Department Computer Science


University of Miami Institute for Data Science and Computing Software Carpentry "R" Workshop Fall 2022 FLYER


November 10, 2022 @ 8:30 am
November 11, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
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Don Soffer Clinical Research Center
1120 NW 14th St
Miami, FL 33136 United States
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