**IDRE’s Statistical Consulting Group** provides advice and resources to UCLA faculty, staff and graduate students to enable research that focuses on data analysis related to grants and publications as well as dissertational research. Experts are available to develop and expand researcher’s statistical computing skills to encourage the independent use of common statistical packages.

**Education and Training**

IDRE technologists and affiliated faculty conduct classes aimed at helping researchers use technology tools and programs.

**Upcoming IDRE Stats Workshops**

**Applied Survey Data Analysis Using SAS 9.4**

Monday, April 10

9 am to 12 pm, 5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

**Introduction to Mplus 7.4**

Monday, April 24

9 am to 12 pm, 5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

**Analyzing and Visualizing Interactions in SAS 9.4**

Monday, May 1

9 am to 12 pm, 5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

**Data****Management Stata**

Monday, May 8

9 am to 12 pm, 5628 Math Sciences, The Portal

To register for IDRE workshops, log-on to our website at idre.ucla.edu/calendar. For general assistance with statistical consulting topics please send e-mail to idrestat@ucla.edu.

**SAS Base Certification Exam Prep**

SAS Programming I and II provide preparation for the Base SAS Certification examination. Both workshops are available and free to all currently affiliated University of California undergraduate, graduate and post-doc students, staff and faculty members from any UC campus.

**SAS Programming****I**

Tuesday, May 2 through Thursday, May 4

9 am to 5 pm, 5628 Math Sciences, The PortalThis course is for users who want to learn how to write SAS programs. It is the entry point to learning SAS programming and is a prerequisite to many other SAS courses. This workshop will be presented by an instructor from SAS. This the first of two workshops in preparation for the Base SAS Certification examination.

**SAS Programming****II**

Tuesday, June 20 through Thursday, June 22

9 am to 5 pm, Powell Library, CLICC Classroom CThis workshop is for those who need to learn data manipulation techniques using SAS data and procedure steps to access, transform, and summarize SAS data sets. The course builds on the concepts that are presented in the Introduction to SAS Programming I workshop and is not recommended for beginning SAS software users. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to control SAS data set input and output; combine SAS data sets; summarize, read and write different types of data; perform DO loop and SAS array processing; and transform character, numeric and date variables. This workshop will be presented by an instructor from SAS. This is the second of two workshops in preparation for the Base SAS Certification examination.

The IDRE mission is to support, advance and guide a campus-wide program to position UCLA as a world leader in research and education in computational thinking, using high performancecomputation, data visualization and data analysis of large data sets and databases.