Workshop: Experimental Design

Sarah Kaspar   2023-03-07   Comments Off on Workshop: Experimental Design

Date(s) - 2023-03-07
10:00 CET - 16:00 CET


The workshop will take place on Tuesday, 7 March, 10:00 – 16:00 CET

  • Morning session: 10:00 – 12:00 CET
  • Afternoon session: 13:00 – 16:00 CET

Target audience

This workshop is aimed at EMBL researchers and RI staff who are in the planning phase of an experiment. No pre-knowledge is required, but you should bring an idea for an experiment that you are able to discuss with your colleagues.


In this workshop, you learn about common principles and techniques that help you collect data in a way that makes it suitable for statistical data analysis.
You will have time to think about these aspects with respect to your own experiments, and to discuss your project with your colleagues. Furthermore, we have a plenum discussion, where you can discuss your questions with experts in the fields of data analysis and experimental planning.


– How can you collect a representative sample?
– What is a statistical test, and how does having your analysis in mind impact your design?
– How can you estimate and increase the statistical power of your experiments?
– What are confounding variables and how can you keep them from messing up your analysis?

We will focus on wet lab experiments — clinical studies won’t be discussed in detail.


Bookings are closed for this event.