Helix Analytics Africa holds its inaugural training on ‘Data Analysis with R’ to foster data literacy and drive impactful research among early-career researchers in Africa.

News | 04 Aug 2023

Nairobi, Kenya- In response to an evolving research landscape that is becoming more data-driven, Helix Analytics Africa, was delighted to host early-career researchers on a one-day training themed ‘Data Analysis and Interpretation with R on 28th July, 2023.
The training, a starting point for a journey of data exploration, aimed to equip participants with essential skills in data analysis using the programming language R. The participants were introduced to the vast capabilities of R packages, enabling them to conduct robust data manipulation and analysis through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical demonstrations. Recordings of the session can be accessed through: and cited as Odok, E., & Omondi, E. O. (2023). Data Analysis and Interpretation Training. TCC Africa.
“The data analytics landscape is continuously evolving, and the recent emergence of generative AI has transformed the traditional in-class training approach, rendering it insufficient. Helix Analytics Africa recognizes this dynamic shift and aims to capitalize on its strategic partnership with the prestigious University of Nairobi and Strathmore University through TCC (Training Center in Communication). By establishing connections with data regulators like the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and The Office of Data Protection Commissioner, Helix Analytics Africa seeks to bridge the gap between academia and the industry. This initiative will enable us to deliver practical and highly differentiated value to our clients by focusing on skills that are directly relevant and essential for the rapidly advancing data analytics industry”, remarked Eric Odok, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Helix Analytics Africa.
The success of the training prompted Helix Analytics Africa to organize another session scheduled for November. The forthcoming training will build upon the foundational knowledge gained in the initial session, diving deeper into advanced data analysis techniques. With Data4Impact as its core mission, Helix Analytics Africa remains dedicated to supporting early-career researchers leverage big data technologies in accelerating scientific progress and innovation.

About Helix Analytics Africa
Helix Analytics Africa is an extension of the Training Center in Communication (TCC Africa) based at The University of Nairobi – Faculty of Science and Technology. It is the data analytics branch of TCC Africa founded to promote “data for impact (D4I)” by leveraging Open Science and modern data infrastructure to enhance public insights.
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About Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa)
The Training Centre in Communication (TCC Africa), is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award-winning Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya. TCC Africa provides capacity support in improving researchers output and visibility training, scholarly and science communication.
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