Statistics are an integral part of scientific research, especially in the biomedical field. Understanding statistical results is of prime importance for both, people who actually perform the research work in a lab and the wider scientific community: group leaders, science journalists, investors, etc.

The goal of this one-day course is to provide you with the skills you need to understand statistical results. It will cover the following topics: basic statistics to summarize data numerically and graphically; basic tools used in biomedical research: hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, correlation, etc; common pitfalls associated with these tools; probabilities, risks, rates and other measures; "Big data", promises and challenges.