We offer a wide variety of high quality statistical courses at different levels. In the last three years, we have taught about one hundred courses and are continuously developing new and exciting material.

Our teaching philosophy combines self-learning with explanatory sessions so that you can easily apply your new knowledge to your own research questions. 

We also develop courses upon request. Our trainers are experienced, qualified and friendly research scientists and will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

The Core Facility Statistical Consulting offers the following courses:

We coordinate our courses with those of the Bioinformatics Core Facility.

Figure: Dependency structure of courses offered by the Core Facility Statistical Consulting, the Bioinformatics Core Facility and the Single Cell Unit. The numbers indicate the duration of the courses in days.

Target group

The courses are open for all staff members of the HMGU and persons with guest contracts. They are part of the program of the HR Development department* and the HELENA program.
We also offer courses for externals. Please contact us for details.


We strongly recommend to first participate in an Introduction to R course before participating in an Introduction to Statistics course. 
Please check the according course descriptions for the formal requirements of each course.

Mandatory courses

The courses  Introduction to R, Introduction to Statistics and Reproducible and Open Research are mandatory for new PhD students and PostDocs. Details on this regulation can be found here.

Upcoming courses 2021:

As long as the Corona-pandemic is active we will provide our courses in a online version. Please consider the requirements at the course homepages.
After the restrictions are released we are going back to presence courses.
In the list below, those courses which are taking place online are marked. For all other courses no decision has been made so far.

  • Introduction to R Application*
    • 9., 10. November 2021 (online)
    • 30. November & 1. December 2021 (online)
  • Introduction to Statistics Application*
    • 16., 17., 23., 24. November 2021 (online)
  • Reproducible and Open Research Application*
    • 26. November 2021 (online)
  • (Advanced) Graphics with R Application*
    • Next dates will be announced soon.
  • Multivariate Statistics Application*
    • 20., 26., 27. October 2021 (online)
  • Survival Analysis Application*
    • Next dates will be announced soon.
  • RMarkdown Application*
    • 21. October 2021 (online)
  • Mixed Models Application*
    • Next dates will be announced soon. 
  • Introduction to Python Application*
    • Next dates will be announced soon.

Please use the standard form of the HR Development department* to apply for the courses.

Dates of further courses will be announced soon.

 * Links marked with * are only available for HMGU internals.