Workshops offered on research reproducibility and data management using RStudio – Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University Libraries is presenting a series of free virtual workshops Nov. 3–17 on research reproducibility and data management using RStudio.

R is a statistical programming language that allows users to wrangle data sets, manage analysis workflows, conduct statistical analyses and create data visualizations. This series for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff and faculty will teach fundamental coding skills and data management best practices to support research reproducibility, transparency and integrity. Participants will acquire hands-on experience with coding in the RStudio integrated development environment using R packages and connections to manage R projects. They will also learn to create data visualizations using R packages such as ggplot2.

Because the workshops build upon one another, participants must attend the data wrangling workshop to attend the subsequent sessions on data management and reproducibility as well as data visualization. The “Basics of RStudio” session is optional, but recommended for those who have never used RStudio before. 

The series is limited to 25 participants, so advance registration is required

For more information, contact Briana Ezray, research data librarian for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), at

Following is a schedule of workshop topics and dates:

Basics of RStudio — Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2–3 p.m.

This session will introduce R and RStudio, walk through the platform interface, and discuss the utility of using the software for reproducible research practices. 

Introduction to Data Wrangling Using RStudio — Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2–4 p.m.

This session will provide an overview of data wrangling. In this workshop, you

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