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In-Person Scientific Computing with R Workshop at Medical Campus 6/23-24

June 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - June 24, 2022 @ 4:30 pm

Scientific Computing R

SoftwareCarpentry.org’s Scientific Computing training courses help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on Scientific Computing with R workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation.

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Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper “Best Practices for Scientific Computing“.

Thursday + Friday 6/23-24 | 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Course Hours, Both Days

Register Now | Syllabus  | Pre-workshop Survey

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.

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

Where This training will take place in-person at the University of Miami Medical Campus, Don Soffer CRC Building, 7th Floor CTSI Research Training Center (Room),1120 NW 14th Street, Miami FL 33136.  (Map | Directions)

When June 23-24, 2022  |  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM  Add to your Google Calendar.

Paul CloughTim Norri  Gabriel Odom Cameron Riopelle


  • Paul Clough MSLIS, Digital Architect and Infrastructure Librarian, U Miami Libraries
  • Tim Norris PhD, Data Scientist, U Miami Libraries | UM Institute for Data Science and Computing
  • Gabriel Odom PhD, Assistant Professor, Chen Lab, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, UM Miller School of Medicine
  • Cameron Riopelle PhD, Head, Data & Visualization Services, U Miami Libraries

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 under Setup).

Accessibility  We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. 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 Tim Norris tnorris@miami.edu for more information.

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


The syllabus is available offering Day 1 and Day 2 SCHEDULE, preparation instructions, code of conduct, and pre-event survey.

This workshop series is sponsored by:

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)


June 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am
June 24, 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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