Forschungsschwerpunkt Translationale Neurowissenschaften Mainz

Methods courses

In 2023, the NIC will offer the following courses:

1. Introductory course on methods for designing and analyzing human MRI studies

This 4-day course combines theory (morning lectures) and practical PC sessions in small groups (afternoon). A detailed program can be found here soon.


  • get an overview of human MRI applications with a focus on functional imaging
  • understand the basic principles of fMRI design and analysis
  • be prepared for in-depth methods courses elsewhere (e.g., Hamburg or London SPM course)

Language: English

Dates:  Monday 24.04.2023  – Thursday 27.04.2023

Max. number of participants: 12

Please contact Dr. Kenneth Yuen for registration and inquiries ( or


Upcoming course in 2024:

1. Data visualization: Theoretical background and application in R with ggplot2

This 2-day course consists of a theoretical introduction in the morning of day 1, followed by a practical part of 1.5 days. The workshop is covering the basics of ggplot2 in R and no prior experience with this particular package is necessary. Basic knowledge of data manipulation in R and using RStudio is required. We have a max. capacity of 12 persons, registration is on a first-come-first-served basis



  • Acquire fundamental knowledge about the art and science of data visualization.
  • Learn the basic architecture of the R package ggplot2.
  • Apply ggplot2 to create plots of different complexities.
  • Customize your plots according to your own wishes.

Language:    English

Dates:  Monday 22.01.2024  – Tuesday 23.01.2024

Max. number of participants: 12

Please contact Matthias Zerban for registration and inquiries ( Please indicate your field of research and what kind of data you usually work with.


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