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BIOM 206: Introduction to Multivariate Analysis using R

This course is designed to introduce the participants to some of the statistical tools used in the analysis of multivariate data. A brief description of each technique will be presented. The course is intended for researchers in the Agricultural, Biological and Social Sciences. It employs a combination of lecture, demonstration of sample problems and hands-on exercises using R.

Course Objectives

  • Introduce the most commonly used multivariate analysis techniques.

Course Content

  • Multiple Regression
  • Cluster Analysis
  • Principal Component Analysis
  • Discriminant Analysis


  • BIOM 203: R Programming or equivalent and 
  • Either BIOM 201: Basic Experimental Design and Data Analysis using STAR or BIOM 204: Statistical Design and Analysis of Agricultural Experiments using R  or equivalent

Course Coordinator

Ms. Alaine Gulles

About the Course

Course Schedule: November 11 - 15, 2019.

Venue: IRRI Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines

Application Period:  until October 4, 2019 or until all slots are filled up

How to Apply:

        Requirements and Instructions:

        Please read before proceeding to the online application.

    1. Interested applicants must have a fully accomplished online application form with all the necessary attachments.
    2. International applicants need to prepare a scanned copy of their passport (preferably, in color) which will be attached to the completed online application form.
    3. Applicant must have a certification of availability of funding from IRRI, donors or sponsoring agencies to cover the full cost of the training.  This should be reflected in the Endorsement form or Consent form that can be downloaded below.
    4. Slots for this training are awarded on a competitive basis and participants will be chosen based on the information provided on the online application form.


    1. Download and accomplish the form(s) that you will need for your application. Please attach them to the online application form. 
      • Consent form (Save as PDF with CF_Multivariate2019_Your-Lastname as filename).
      • Medical form (For Non-IRRI applicants only. Save as PDF with MCF_Your-Lastname as filename). 
    2. Proceed with the online application here.

        Notes: Participants must bring their own laptop.