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Medizinische Universität Graz



R is a statistical program that can be used interactively to explore data or used as a programming language to implement complex data analyses. It is extensible via libraries which can add both new functions for analysis and new data for reference. The course participants will take the first steps with R and learn to master the basics. In several sections, they will cover its basic syntax, making them ready to undertake their own first data analysis using R.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be familiar with: data structures in R, basic commands, data import/export, installation of packages, help function in R, data visualizations with basic plot functions.


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  • Deliver the theoretical, operating and hands-on comprehensive knowledge essential to enable the activities of emerging and established biobanks.
  • Transfer best practices for biobank personnel, investigators, clinicians and interested personnel.
  • Encourage exchange of knowledge and skills across different biobanking activities from biospecimen preservation and storage to science and research.
  • Enhance research quality in and public awareness of biobanks.



  • Definitions and types of biobanking, what and how
  • Governance types and possibilities
  • Biobanking ethics, privacy, informed consent and data security
  • Design and services of a biobank
  • Cost calculation and funding
  • Quality management and process improvement
  • Sample collection and processing (Fluid and Tissue)
  • Sample storage and retrieval
  • Biobank data systems and records management



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