Introductory statistics in GraphPad Prism

Introductory statistics in GraphPad Prism



Start date:

07 June 2019


General context

The theoretical background obtained in the Basic statistics theory training  will be applied in a hands-on session on real-life data using the statistical software GraphPad Prism


In this hands-on session, you will apply the theory that you learnt in the Basic statistics theory training in Prism. The following topics will be covered:

  • How to use Prism for simple statistical analyses: t tests, one-way ANOVA and non-parametric counterparts
  • How to use Prism for more advanced statistical analyses: two-way ANOVA 
  • How to use Prism to create graphs
  • Curve fitting in Prism
  • Survival analysis in Prism

Participants can bring their own data to the training.

Event intended for

VIB Bioinformatics Core distributes the Prism software for free to VIB scientists, for more information you can visit the GraphPad Prism page on This is the reason why the training is limited to VIB scientists. 

Required skills

In this course we will not explain the basic statistical concepts that are used by Prism such as categorical versus quantitative data, normal distribution, mean, median, confidence intervals, statistical tests, p-values ... We will simply show how to use the software for statistical analyses. If you're not familiar with these concepts you should attend the Basic statistics theory training.

Course materials


Janick Mathys

VIB Bioinformatics Core training coordinator

Contact Janick Mathys :



General introduction to Prism and demonstration: reading data, graphs, statistics



Practical info

Location & Venue
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Martelarenlaan 36
3010 Leuven

Public transport
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Public transport

The hotel is located 300m from Leuven Central Station. The hotel connects to Leuven Central Station by a pedestrian bridge.

Route description
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Park Inn hotel has no own parking. It is possible to park underground in P1-Parking Station Leuven, Martelarenlaan 4, 3010 Leuven.

Venue contact
Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Location contact

+32 16 61 66 02