R Group for Biosurveillance

Description: 

Mission

The mission of the R Group for Biosurveillance is to connect R users and Advance the Practice of R in Public Health Surveillance

Objectives

  • Enable new and inexperienced users to gain the skills required for the data management, analysis, and visualization tasks that they seek using the R language.
  • Facilitate the sharing of approaches, programming techniques, and code among current users.
  • Involvement with the growing global community of epidemiologists and developers using R to advance the science of disease surveillance.
     

Activities

The R Group hosts monthly webinars. These webinars typically fall into 3 categories: 

  • Research: A public health researcher who uses R will present their work, as well as the code used to conduct the analysis. These are often highly technical, both in coding and in the statistical analyses used. They are a great way to see what is happening in academia at the intersection of R and surveillance.
  • Practice: A public health practitioner will share an application they made in R. These applications are often in RShiny or RMarkdown. They are tools that could be useful at your agency, and we encourage everyone to explore the code used to make these tools.
  • Tutorials: An experienced R user will provide a tutorial on how to use a package, a set of packages, or conduct a specific type of analysis. These webinars tend to be accessible to every level of R users, including newcomers.

Visit the group's home page for past meeting recordings and meeting materials. You can view all past R Group Webinars (and associated materials) here.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
2017
Event/Publication Date: 
January, 2017

December 28, 2018

Contact Us

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR
DISEASE SURVEILLANCE

288 Grove Street, Box 203
Braintree, MA 02184
(617) 779 0880
Email:syndromic@syndromic.org

This Knowledge Repository is made possible through the activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cooperative Agreement/Grant #1 NU500E000098-01, National Surveillance Program Community of Practice (NSSP-CoP): Strengthening Health Surveillance Capabilities Nationwide, which is in the interest of public health.

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