Data Analysis Café

Bring your laptop, bring your questions, bring your cup!


The Core Facility Statistical Consulting, the Core Facility Bioinformatics and ICT offer the Data Analysis Café. It is an open format for statistical consulting. Here, employees of Helmholtz Zentrum München have the opportunity to exchange ideas with experienced statisticians, bioinformaticians and computer scientists. They offer their help with data problems, the correct application of statistical methods, questions about the analysis code or the HPC cluster.

When? The next date for the Data Analysis Café is:

  • Tuesday, 17th May 2022 from 11 am to 12 pm

Where? Online (Link will be provided to participants beforehand)

Who can participate? The Data Analysis Café is offered to all employees of the Helmholtz Munich and is free of charge. 

Registration: Each participant has 15 minutes to discuss his/her question with a bioinformatician or a statistician. If you are interested in participating, please book a time slot in this registration form
Please describe in one or two sentences what your question is about. This will help us to better assign you to the appropriate team members. Due to the online format we have to keep the time slots strictly to ensure that every participant gets his turn.

Preparation: Please prepare your questions accurately. If you need help with programming or have coding questions, make sure to have everything ready to demonstrate. 

Typical questions that could be discussed during the Data Analysis Café are e.g.:

  • My code is not running; can you help me?
  • I have problems with importing my data
  • Which statistical test do I have to use?
  • How can I visualize my results?
  • How to interpret the p-value?
  • How should I deal with multiple testing?
  • How can I convert files between different formats?
  • How do I interpret a differential expression analysis?

The general idea of the Data Analysis Café is to answer questions within a few minutes. Other formats of Statistical Consulting can be found here.