Introduction to R Shiny - streamed

Date 28 March 2022
Speaker(s) Frédéric Schütz
ECTS 0.25
Fees *academic: 60 CHF   -   for-profit: 300 CHF
Cancellation deadline 21 Mar 2022
City Streamed from Lausanne
*academic fee includes non for-profit organisations as well as unemployed participants at the time of application.


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.


Life scientists, 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 will be able to:

  • describe Shiny framework structure: server and user interface
  • 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
  • illustrate 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 will need a computer with the latest versions of R and RStudio installed.


The registration fees are 60 CHF for academics and 300 CHF for companies.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation. Upon reception of the confirmation email, participants will be asked to confirm attendance by paying the fees within 5 days.

Deadline for free-of-charge cancellation is set to 21/03/2021. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

Venue and Time

This course will be streamed.

The course will start at 9:00 CET and end around 17:00 CET.

Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Monique Zahn, SIB Training Group.

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

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