Core Skills

Educational materials on Creating your own instance and Prenomics have been developed to support the learning path onto the Specialised skills courses. You also have the option of completing them on a stand alone basis if you wish to.  A module on Core R is currently under development. 

If you are new to the realm of navigating file systems and using the command line we recommend you complete the Prenomics course before completing the Genomics course.  We have designed Prenomics to allow more time for those with less experience to cover some foundation concepts. If you aren’t sure how to gauge your skills take the self-assessment quiz to help you decide. You have the option of completing Prenomics by either attending the online workshop or undertaking materials in self-study mode. If you choose the self-study learning path you will also need to complete the course on Creating your own instance. 

Core R 

This online two-hour workshop is an introduction to R for complete beginners.  It teaches you how to find your way round RStudio, use the basic data types and structures in R and how to organise your work with scripts and projects. It also teaches you how to import data, summarise it and create and format a graph. The workshop assumes no prior experience of coding.

The course will be held online 2-4pm on Tuesday 20 June 2023. 

Join us for this free online two-hour workshop which provides an introduction to R for complete beginners. By the end of the course you will be able to;

The workshop assumes no prior experience of coding.

Registration

This course is free of charge. 

There are 30 places available for this online course. Priority will be given to NERC funded students and researchers, as well as researchers from underrepresented groups, although we encourage everyone to apply.

Application deadline: 12pm Monday 5th June. Applicants will be notified by Tuesday 6th June if they have been allocated a place. Scholarships and funding for headsets and monitors will be available. 

Scholarships and additional support

We recommend workshop participants have a second monitor and a headset. Dual monitors allow you to engage with the trainers, view materials shared on screen and other participants on one monitor while doing the activities on another. To support you with your learning we have funding to provide you with a headset and a monitor if you require this. To request this additional funding please indicate this in the registration form. Funds for the monitors and headsets will be distributed at the end of workshop to those participants who attend the session. 


We offer Diversity and Hardship Scholarships to enable members of underrepresented groups and those with financial difficulties to participate in our training courses.  To apply for a scholarship please complete the relevant questions in the registration form before 12pm on Monday 5th June. Submissions after this date will not be considered. All applicants will be notified of the results 2-3 days after the submission deadline.


If you would to complete the Prenomics and Genomics materials using the self-study learning mode you will need to start by creating your own Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance on your own AWS account.  

Registration

This course is free of charge, however we ask that you register for the Self-Study Genomics learning mode using the registration button below, so we have your details and we can provide you with additional information. 

Study Mode 

This course is a self-study course and you can work through the online materials at your own pace. If you require any additional support whilst completing this course, there will be an informal 1 hour weekly drop in session via zoom to ask instructors any questions, you will be provided with information on this when you register. 

Pre-requisites 

Knowledge: this course assumes no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop. However, learners are expected to have some familiarity with biological concepts, including the concept of genomic variation within a population.

Software: view the required software set-up.

Overview & programme 

How to create and manage an AWS instance derived from the Cloud-SPAN AWS Machine Image (AMI). 

Topics 

Target audience 

Learning outcomes 

Following completion of this course, learners will be able to

Understanding your file system and using the command line  

This workshop on understanding your file system and using the command line is available as a self-study module. 

Registration

This course is free of charge, however we ask that you register for the Self-Study learning mode using the registration button below, so we have your details and we can provide you with additional information. 

Study Mode 

This course is a self-study course and you can work through the online materials at your own pace. If you require any additional support whilst completing this course, there will be an informal 1 hour weekly drop in session via zoom to ask instructors any questions, you will be provided with information on this when you register. 

Pre-requisites 

Knowledge: this course assumes no prior experience with the tools covered in the workshop. However, learners are expected to have some familiarity with biological concepts, including the concept of genomic variation within a population. To ensure that you would benefit from participating in this course please complete the short self-assessment quiz. Please note, if you are completing the course on a self-study learning path you will need to complete the Creating your own instance course beforehand.

Software: view the required software set-up.

Overview & programme 

Topics: Understanding your file system

  Using the command line

Target audience 

Learning outcomes 

Following completion of this course, learners will be able to;