Skill Pill: GraphPad Prism

This Skill Pill will make graph pads obsolete, but not prisms.

Are you interested in data analysis? Do you think your background is not strong enough for doing that? Come and join our class on GraphPad Prism, the software that is made for people with diverse backgrounds. Its super friendly graphical user interface will never trouble you with desirable analysis. A huge variety of built-in statistical methods provides you almost everything what you need, just select what you like from the “menu”.

Do you need more than the built-in ones provide? Customization is also available for geeks! 

Here is the promo video:

Introduction to analyzing and graphing your data with Prism:

Target audience

This Skill Pill is suitable for anyone. 


The teacher will be Alexey Martyushev (Postdoc in the De Schutter Unit), assisted by Miles Desforges (PhD student).


The Skill Pill will take place over four sessions as follows:

Date Time Topic
Tuesday, July 21 10:00 - 12:00 Introduction to the basics of the software use. You will know how to create your data tables, how to group data, make plots, perform brief statistical analysis.
Tuesday, July 28 10:00 - 12:00 Deep plunge into the ocean of Prism statistical analysis tools and intensive learning of making good figures acceptable for journal publications. 
Wednesday, July 29 10:00 - 12:00 Advanced statistical analysis and customization of the methods.
Tuesday, August 4 10:00 - 12:00 An additional session for class attendees who bring their own questions for discussion. 

There will be plenty of hands-on exercises. 

The material is available here.

More information

  • Location: B701, Computer Lab, Lab 3.
  • Zoom link: if you prefer joining remotely, or if B701 exceeds 50% capacity, you can join using this link. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide much help with the hands-on part.
  • What to bring: a laptop with GraphPad Prism installed. OIST IT can provide licenses, but in a limited amount so for this Skill Pill, we ask that participants sign up for a 30 day trial.
  • YouTube: this Skill Pill might be recorded and uploaded on YouTube, only the teacher will be seen. Contact Jeremie Gillet if you have reservations about this.
  • Drinks: There will be free coffee and tea, bring your cup!

If you are interested in the course but cannot participate to this particular event, let us know and we will contact you for any later occurrence of the Skill Pill.

Thank you very much for your interest.

Are there any complex or specific types of analysis you need? What kind of systems do you study?
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