R Course | May 2024

Our new Introduction to Meta Analysis with R course with Dr Carla Perrotta and Prof Cathal Walsh of Trinity College Dublin will take place from 22-23 May on the Belfield campus

Registration has opened. Note that those wishing to pay by internal transfer do not need to register online and can register their interest and initiate payment by contacting us by email. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to be informed when registration opens for future courses, please contact us by email.

Day 1

  • Overview of Systematic Reviews, Meta-Analysis, and Effect Measures
  • Statistical Basis of Meta-Analysis
  • Interpreting Meta-Analyses
  • Preparing Data for Meta-Analysis (MA) in R


Day 2

  • Preparing for MA of Binary Outcomes
  • Conducting MA of Binary Outcomes
  • MA of Continuous Outcomes
  • Exploring heterogeneity  



  • 22 May 2024 (9:30-17:30): Day 1 (UCD, Belfield)
  • 23 May 2024 (9:30-17:30): Day 2 (UCD, Belfield)
  • REGISTRATION LINK (for credit card payments only)
  • Costs: 1 day €300, 2 days €500 


Statistics with R | Dec 2024

We are running a 2.5 day course in-person at UCD, Belfield in Dec 2024 (dates TBD). Registration will open in Oct 2024. CPD accreditation is pending through the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (6 CPD credits/day). Topics include:



  • Introduction to the R language
  • Managing data and exporting results



  • Descriptive statistics
  • Hypothesis tests - comparing means and risks
  • Correlation
  • Hypothesis tests - assumptions and alternatives



  • Effect sizes
  • Introduction to linear models
  • Linear regression and assumptions
  • Variable selection and model building




  • Dec 2024 (9:30-13:00): Introduction to R 
  • Dec 2024 (9:30-17:00): Statistics with R - Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Dec 2024 (9:30-17:00): Statistics with R - Linear Regression
  • Costs: (half-day) No cost; Day 1 or Day 2 €300, Days 1 + 2 €500
  • Registration will open in Oct 2024
  • Contact cstar@ucd.ie to be placed on the waiting list or added to the course mailing list.
  • If you are a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow, please contact Research Careers (researchcareers@ucd.ie) as there is a separate registration process, and your fees may be covered.



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