Highland Statistics Ltd. provides around 25 online/onsite statistics courses per year. These are our courses:

  • Introduction to R using a protocol for conducting and presenting results of regression-type analyses.
  • Data exploration, multiple linear regression, GLM, and GAM. With an introduction to R.
  • Mixed-effects models and GLMM using nlme, lme4 and glmmTMB.
  • Mixed-effects models and GLMM using R-INLA.
  • Introduction to zero-inflated models and GLMM using glmmTMB.
  • Spatial models using R-INLA.
  • Zero-inflated GLM, GAM, GLMM and GAMM for the analysis of spatial and spatial-temporal correlated data using R-INLA.
  • Introduction to GAM and GAMM.
  • Introduction to time series analysis using regression techniques.
  • Workshops and combi-courses.

The course instructors are Dr. Alain Zuur (statistician) and Dr. Elena Ieno (biologist). Our statistical and biological backgrounds ensure a lively and enjoyable interaction with our participants. One of our strong points is explaining statistics in a non-technical and understandable language.

Due to the coronavirus, all our courses in 2021 and 2022 will be given as online courses. Below is a short video explaining the three different formats that we use. Onsite courses will resume from April 2023. 


Online courses: How does it work?

  • Course website. All courses use a course website that contains:
    • 5 - 10 theory presentations (on-demand video and also downloadable pdf files). 
    • 15 - 25 exercises (on-demand video, with downloadable data sets and documented R code).
    • A Discussion Board where you can ask course-related questions.
    • Live chat facilities for short questions.
    • Recorded Zoom sessions from previous 'Live' online courses are available to watch.
    • Access to the course website is for 6 months.
  • Live interaction.
    • All courses include a 1-hour face-to-face video chat with the instructors. You can ask questions about your own data.
    • For the self-study courses, you can request 4 times a 30 minutes video chat with the instructors and ask questions related to the course material.
    • Live interaction needs to take place within 6 months after being given access to the course website.
  • General info.
    • You can start an online course at any time.
    • Most online courses will run as a 'Live Zoom course' once or twice per year.
    • The workload of each course is about 40 hours.
    • A certificate  (pdf file) will be provided upon completing the course.
    • Zoom summary sessions for most online Live courses will take place at 09.00-11.00 and 19.00-21.00 British time.


Some of our courses are in-house, whereas others are open. Since 2002, we have trained over 7000 scientists from different fields, such as biology, medicines, psychology, and even economics and social science. Our courses are non-technical. All courses are based on our books and use R.