Data Science Workshops

The Childhood Cancer Data Lab offers workshops to teach researchers the data science skills they need to examine their own data.

Participants are introduced to the R programming language and to cutting-edge technologies used in single-cell and bulk RNA-sequencing data analysis. Participants learn through lectures and with hands-on exercises materials.

Attendees have the opportunity to work on their own projects with Data Lab staff available for consultation and to present the projects they have worked on to other participants.

Workshop Objectives

  • R programming language, R Notebooks, and some reproducible research practices.
  • Processing bulk and single-cell RNA-seq data from raw all the way to downstream analyses.
  • Downstream analyses methods like differential expression analyses, hierarchical clustering, and preparing publication-ready plots.

“I have a much better perspective and background on Single-cell RNA-Sequencing and data analysis. I really enjoy coding and I'm excited to build on the basic R skills I now have!”

Madeline Groat
Research Services Professional
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

“This has been the most useful workshop I have ever attended. I was able to learn so much during this little time. The pace at which we were introduced to the concepts was just right, and it was very nice to have interactive exercises.”

Sara Danielli
Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“I’m working on a large data harmonization project and these workshops have provided me with knowledge that I will continue to apply while analyzing my datasets.”

Eric Wafula
Bioinformatics Scientist
Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

If you have questions about attending a Data Lab workshop, please contact us at Interested in using our materials to hold your own workshop? Learn how to get started!