Introductory statistics in GraphPad Prism


In this hands-on session, you will apply the theory that you learnt in the Basic statistics theory training in Prism. The following topics will be covered:
  • What is Prism? Where to find more information? How to install and use it?
  • How to use Prism to handle data: reading data
  • How to use Prism to create graphics
  • How to use basic statistical techniques in Prism: mean, variance, confidence intervals, correlations, hypothesis testing...


This training gives an introduction to the use of statistics for basic analyses of life sciences data. The theoretical background obtained in the Basic statistics theory training  will be applied in a hands-on session on real-life data using the statistical software GraphPad Prism

BITS distributes the Prism software for free to VIB scientists, for more information you can visit the GraphPad Prism page on the BITS web site. This is the reason why the training is limited to VIB scientists. 


Required skills

Understanding of basic statistical concepts, such as data types, normal distribution, descriptive statistics, tests for compairing groups... If you don't have sufficient statistical background you are strongly encouraged to attend the Basic statistics theory training.

BITS provides 15 laptops for their training sessions. Depending on the number of participants (max 20), it is possible that you have to share the laptop with one other participant but you can also choose to bring your own laptop for this training session.​



 9h30-12h30: General introduction to Prism and demonstration: reading data, graphs, statistics

12h30-13h30: Lunch

13h30-17h00: Exercises




12 January 2018, from 9h30 to 17h00


Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Martelarenlaan 36
3010 Leuven


Janick Mathys

Training material:

Registration start date:

27 November 2017

Registration end date:

29 December 2017