Online courses: How does it work?

  • Course website. All courses use a course website that contains:
    • 5 - 10 theory presentations (on-demand video and also downloadable pdf files). 
    • 15 - 25 exercises (on-demand video, with downloadable data sets and documented R code).
    • A Discussion Board where you can ask course-related questions.
    • Live chat facilities for short questions.
    • Recorded Zoom sessions from previous 'Live' online courses are available to watch.
    • Access to the course website is for 12 months.
  • Live interaction.
    • All courses include a 1-hour face-to-face video chat with the instructors. You can ask questions about your own data.
    • For the self-study courses, you can request 4 times a 30 minutes video chat with the instructors and ask questions related to the course material.
    • Live interaction needs to take place within 12 months after being given access to the course website.
  • General info.
    • You can start an online course at any time.
    • Most online courses will run as a 'Live Zoom course' once or twice per year.
    • The workload of each course is about 40 hours.
    • A certificate  (pdf file) will be provided upon completing the course or after completing a short online assessment.

Some of our courses are in-house, whereas others are open. Since 2002, we have trained over 7000 scientists from different fields, such as biology, medicine, psychology, and even economics and social science. Our courses are non-technical. All courses are based on our books and use R.