R Markdown: Writing Reproducible Research Papers with R

Learn how to write your research papers in R Markdown to communicate your results in a reproducible way.

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This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the fundamentals and applications of R Markdown — a relatively new document type to analyse data and communicate results, in a reproducible and efficient manner.

Although one can produce various outputs with R Markdown, such as presentations and websites, here we will focus on what it offers for the process of writing research papers. By combining code, text, and results in a single document, R Markdown allows automation of otherwise manual — therefore tedious, costly to repeat, and error-prone — steps in writing research papers: creating tables and figures, updating them as the data and/or analyses change, switching between different output formats (e.g., Word or PDF), and more.

Therefore, those interested in writing research-based papers, from essays to journal articles, are likely to benefit from this course.

Target Audience

PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and research support staff at the University of Oslo.

Learning Objectives

After the course, you will know how to:

  • write text in Markdown
  • add citations and references to your text
  • add code, figures, and tables to your text
  • reproduce your document, after edits, and/or in different formats


The course will take place on-site in University Library, Georg Sverdrups hus, 3rd floor, Undervisningsrom 1. Please bring your own laptop. The course instructor will send necessary instructions to all participants via email ahead of the course.


Resul Umit Yazici, PhD | r.u.yazici@arena.uio.no
ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo 


Agata Bochynska, PhD | agata.bochynska@ub.uio.no
Open Research and Digital Scholarship Center, University of Oslo Library

Tags: R markdown, research papers, open science, open research, reproducibility, transparency
Published Feb. 23, 2022 12:40 PM - Last modified Feb. 23, 2022 12:40 PM