Sunday, March 3 – Thursday, March 7, 2013
Come for PEEC, stay for the workshop!
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2013
Instructor: Dr. Jean Richardson, University of Victoria, and BMSC
This workshop is targeted at students and professionals (including upper-level undergraduates, post-docs and faculty) attending thePacific Ecology and Evolution Conference; however those not attending PEEC are also welcome to attend.
The workshop will run from noon Sunday to noon Thursday.
If you are not attending PEEC, please arrive Sunday morning. Lunch will be served at 12:30 and the workshop will begin at 1:30pm.
The statistical language R is open-source software, freely available and computer platform independent. R is well supported by an extensive community and is powerful enough to thoroughly analyze even the most complicated experimental design. As such, a foundation in the use of R will provide a researcher with the wherewithal for all future data analysis needs. This R Boot Camp will be 4 days of hands-on work with R, providing participants with both the basics of using R (data manipulation, graphing, standard statistics) and the know-how to tap into the extensive resources available so they are empowered for future analysis needs. A basic background in biostatistics will be assumed. Participants are welcome to bring data analysis problems with them that they wish to tackle during the workshop.
University Participants = $450
Non-university Participants = $900
Minimum of six participants required for course to run. University faculty and staff are considered to be university participants.
Meals included: Sunday lunch and dinner; all meals on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; Thursday breakfast and a bagged lunch for the road. Accommodation includes four nights (Sunday to Wednesday night inclusive).
To reserve your space, please submit a registration form (by email to university at bms dot bc dot ca) and payment by February 15, 2013. Credit card payments can be made by telephone: 250-728-3301 ext. 216 or by mailing a cheque to:
Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
100 Pachena Rd.
Bamfield BC, V0R 1B0
Attn: University Programs Coordinator, Re: R Bootcamp
Getting to BMSC:
The workshop will begin Sunday 1:30pm, March 3, following PEEC. Participants attending PEEC will stay on at BMSC. Participants not attending PEEC may wish to ride the MV Frances Barkley in to Bamfield on Saturday (additional room and board can be arranged, see registration form). Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to BMSC. See here for advice on getting to BMSC.
The MV Frances Barkley departs from Bamfield at approximately 1 pm on Thursday (the workshop will finish before noon). Participants wishing to use this service are responsible for making reservations.
If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Gerbrandt or Beth Rogers.