Creating Biomedical Dashboards with R Shiny

2 credits, Fall Semester

Biomedical research projects and pipelines often generate output that requires additional interpretation or benefit from interactive and customizable summarization. Web-based dashboards are a convenient way of providing an easy interface to interact with this data, eliminating the need for direct interaction with the underlying data processing.

This course will teach you Shiny, a powerful dashboard framework on top of R that lets you build custom, web-based applications that can serve as a front-end to any R code. You will learn how to build apps from scratch or convert existing R scripts into a Shiny application.

Students will need to enter the class with foundational R programming skills to start writing Shiny applications. Familiarity with Git and GitHub is highly recommended as this is how course materials and assignments in this class will be distributed and evaluated.

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PJ Van Camp

PJ Van Camp, MD, PhD

Lecturer in Biomedical Informatics
Curriculum Fellow in Biomedical Informatics

Gehlenborg Lab