Introduction to R Shiny

02 May 2019
Cancellation deadline:
18 April 2019
Linda Dib, Frédéric Schütz, Martial Sankar
Programming and Computing Techniques
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Shiny is an open-source R package that allows building interactive web applications from R, and without knowledge of web-development, enabling data scientists to make their data or analysis interactively explorable and accessible to colleagues, end-users, and/or for publication.

In this course, we will introduce the R Shiny framework, and equip R programmers with the basic tools to build and deploy their own web apps.


Biologists, bioinformaticians, and any R users who are interested in developing an interactive web application to communicate their data or analysis to other non-programmers.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • have an understanding of Shiny framework structure: server and user interface
  • be able to create their own Shiny applications
  • edit existing Shiny applications available in the Gallery
  • use various built-in input widgets
  • use R scripts and data embedded in Shiny web application
  • learn about reactive expressions
  • share Shiny applications and learn different deployment strategies


Knowledge / competencies

This course is designed for advanced R programmers; participants should have experience in programming in R, equivalent to at least the combination of the SIB courses “first steps with R” and “intermediate R”.


You are required to bring your personal laptop with WIFI connection enabled and the latest versions of R and RStudio installed.


This course is over subscribed. You can still add your name to the waiting list by applying using the button at the bottom of this page. You will only be contacted if a place becomes available.

The registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for companies. This includes course content material and coffee breaks.

Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set is set to 18/04/2019. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

Venue and Time

University of Lausanne, classroom 412, Amphimax building (Metro M1 line, Sorge station).

The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00. Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Patricia Palagi

We will recommend 0.25 ECTS credits for this course (given a passed exam at the end of the course).

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