Basic statistics theory, Leuven - online

Basic statistics theory, Leuven - online

Target Audience:


15 May 2020

General context

The training is available on YouTube:

The training will be replaced by an online questions and answers session on May 15th. 
Please watch the youtube video and send questions to before May 15th.
Please register for this training if you want to be contacted with details about the questions and answers session.
For those who want to follow a live face-to-face training: these will not be organized before September. 


This training gives an introduction to the use of statistics for basic analyses of life sciences data. 
This training is a prerequisite introduction to a series of hands-on trainings on the statistical analysis of life sciences data: 'Basic statistics in R' and 'Basic statistics in Graphpad Prism'. If you want to follow one of these trainings, you have to follow this introduction. Ít will give you all the theoretical background that you need. 
Those that already have a strong statistical background may register directly for the 'Basic statistics in R, part II' training. 


After this basic statistics theory session, you should be able to:

  • Understand basic statistical concepts and methods for statistical analysis of life sciences data
  • Choose the correct statistical test for analyzing your data
  • Interpret and critically assess the results of basic statistical analyses
Required skills

No skills required.

Course materials


Janick Mathys

VIB Bioinformatics Core training coordinator

Contact Janick Mathys :



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