BioSS has a well established suite of training courses in statistics, mathematical modelling and molecular sequence analysis. The objectives of our courses are to improve research scientists' understanding of quantitative methods, give them confidence in analysing their own data, and enable them to recognise when they should consult a specialist in quantitative methods. Statistical/mathematical ideas are presented in intuitive and appealing ways drawing on illustrative examples from a range of relevant application areas. Most of our courses have extensive practical sessions in which participants learn how to implement these methods using appropriate computer packages.
Our provision of training in statistics, bioinformatics and mathematical modelling has played a central role in developing our long-term collaborations with research scientists for the past two decades. The core of our training effort has been a programme of intensive one or two day courses which have taken place in rooms equipped with the necessary computing facilities, usually at the participants’ site or nearby. Feedback obtained from our online evaluation is largely positive, indicating that these courses are well received by participants.
BioSS also provides bespoke statistics courses for external organisations in the UK and abroad, selecting and mixing material as required from our 'off-the-shelf' courses, or supplementing with additional material, to best serve the interests of these organisations. We also arrange workshop sessions to discuss more advanced areas when appropriate. In the past we have arranged bespoke courses for many organisations including the European Food Safety Authority, DEFRA, AHDB, the Nutrition Society, and many university departments in the UK and abroad.
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Courses aimed to meet the needs of professional statisticians, and relevant as well for non-statisticians or users of statistics are run by the Royal Statistical Society.