Data Carpentry UCLouvain

Data Carpentry UCLouvain

basic bioinformatics


Start date:

20 May 2019


General context

Organised by our ELIXIR partner UCLouvain, the goal of this workshop is to initiate wet-lab scientists, such as biomedical researchers, to reproducible data analysis with R. The Data organisation in spreadsheets section will focus on tabular data structure and management. We will then introduce OpenRefine and how it can be used for initial data exploration and cleaning. The biggest part of the workshop will focus on R. We will start with a general presentation to the RStudio software, a popular interface and editor for R, will introduce the basics of R, and then move on to analysing data in tabular format, as defined in the first section. We will focus on dplyr and ggplot2, two widely used packages for data manipulation and analysis, and data visualisation.

Data Carpentry develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed to conduct research. Its target audience is researchers who have little to no prior computational experience, and its lessons are domain specific, building on learners' existing knowledge to enable them to quickly apply skills learned to their own research. Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems.

More information on objectives, schedule, setup and registration see

Contact: Please email for more information.

Helpers: Axelle Loriot, Kevin Missault, Theo Killian, Christof De Bo


Marco Chiapello

Senior Research Scientist at Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

Alexander Botzki

Alexander Botzki is head of the VIB Bioinformatics Core

Contact Alexander Botzki :

Practical info

Location & Venue
Salle centre faculté (niveau -1), Woluwé

Avenue Emmanuel Mounier
1200 Woluwé

Public transport
Salle centre faculté (niveau -1), Woluwé
Route description
Salle centre faculté (niveau -1), Woluwé
Venue contact
Salle centre faculté (niveau -1), Woluwé