This free online-only RevBayes workshop will provide an introduction to the theory and use of RevBayes, with a focus on (1) tree inference from molecular data, (2) analyses combining fossil and extant taxa, and (3) evaluating MCMC performance, with advanced topics including assessing model adequacy and macroevolutionary analyses. Additional topics may be added depending on the interests of selected participants. The format will be a combination of interactive video sessions (via Zoom or similar tools), real-time discussions over Slack, self-guided tutorials, and pre-recorded videos.
The initial session will resolve technical issues and present the basics of using RevBayes. Participants will then be expected to work through several tutorials on their own schedule, with the help of pre-recorded materials. A Slack forum will be open for questions and issues. The workshop will conclude with several online Q&A sessions with the instructors. The dates for the interactive sessions are currently tentative and may be adjusted depending on the schedules of the participants and instructors.
We are hoping to identify up to 15 participants for this online course. While we hope we are able to accommodate everyone who applies, we realize that this may not be possible because of time-zones and availability. If the number of applicants exceeds our capacity, we hope to organize a second round of sessions later in the year. Participants will not be charged for the course, but we will request that they commit to completing the tutorials and attending a majority of interactive sessions.
Applications for the course are now closed.
All attendees and instructors have agreed to the terms outlined in the workshop code of conduct.