Road safety analysts are being offered the opportunity to attend a two-day course, which takes place in London later this year, free of charge.
The ‘Introduction to R for Road Safety’ course is being sponsored by the RAC Foundation – as part of its commitment to the Road Safety GB Champions Network.
Launched in July, the Champions Network has been set up to support data analysts by sharing best practice and improving resources for the profession.
The two-day course takes place at the FIA Foundation offices in central London on 17-18 October.
The course will outline the statistics computer language ‘R’ – with demonstrations of its use by the DfT, RAC Foundation and Agilysis. It will be led by Dr Robin Lovelace of the Institute of Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
The RAC Foundation is offering a small number of free places on the course to road safety analysts. Preference will be given to those working in local government, police forces, fire and rescue services, NGOs, charities and small consultancies.
Anyone interested in applying for a free place should email Ivo Wengraf at the RAC Foundation with their name, organisation and job role (including the nature and scope of the analysis they carry out as part of their role).
Applications must also include written confirmation from their line and IT managers that R can be used and supported in their workplace.