Stata 2 Online Mode

Reproducible data analysis in Stata

In this second Stata course, participants will learn how to carry out basic data analysis. The emphasis is on techniques for organising work efficiently and reproducibly in Stata. The data analysis topics covered include: producing descriptive statistics, calculating confidence intervals, hypothesis testing (using chi square, t-tests and nonparametric tests), calculating odds ratios and relative risks and basic regression analysis. Students will be shown how to save the results of analyses directly into Excel or Word. 
Dates: *Course registrations close two weeks prior to the course date

  • 06-07 April 2022* 
  • 07-08 June 2022*
  • 17-18 August 2022*
  • 18-19 October 2022*

University of Melbourne
This course is delivered by Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit (CEBU), a working partnership between MCRI and the University of Melbourne.


Day 1: 10.00am - 4.30pm 
Day 2: 10.00am - 4.30pm 
Venue: Online via Teams (please provide work or student email in your registration).


  • The course runs on 2 scheduled days.
  • A week prior to the course all students will be provided with a temporary licence to allow them to install and run Stata on their home computer.
  • The day before the course, the course notes and required files (Stata files and Excel files) will be made available for students to download.
  • Our course coordinators have recorded a series of short videos between 5-10 minutes which support you to systematically work through the course notes. These are available on Teams for the duration of the course.
  • One-on-one video chats on the two working days following the course via request.

The course begins with a brief introduction by one of our course coordinators via Teams. You can then work through the course notes and view the instructional videos at your own pace. 

Students will be provided with: 

  • Comprehensive course notes, including answers to all exercises
  • Files required for course exercises
  • Training videos that work systematically through the material in the course notes (available for the week of the course)
  • Quick access to tutors for the 2 days of the course
  • One-on-one video chats on the two working days following the course via request.
  • Course notes, answers and files can be downloaded from Teams up to two working days after the course has ended.

Students will be issued with a 30-day free trial licence and Stata installation instructions on request after course registration.

The Murdoch Children's has a site license for the use of the Stata 17/SE software package.  This can be freely installed on both organisation and personal computers for staff and affiliates including students and is only to be used for Murdoch Children's related work. Installation instructions can be found here


  • $250.00 for internal applicants ** Melbourne Children’s campus staff (MCRI, RCH and Uni Melb Dept of Paediatrics)
  • $590.00 for external full-time students
  • $590.00 MACH-affiliated clinical fellows (please enter institution name)
  • $900.00 for external applicants with no appointment on Melbourne Children’s campus

Course details

At the completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • Confidently use the Stata commands taught in the Stata I course to import and clean data
  • Perform commonly used univariate and bivariate statistical analyses, including regression analysis
  • Save results from analyses directly to Excel or Word
  • Organise their work efficiently so that all analyses are reproducible


This course is designed for people who have completed our Stata I course or equivalent.  It assumes participants will feel confident using basic commands in Stata and creating log files and do-files.  The focus of the course is on learning to apply Stata in statistical analysis.  As this is not a statistics course, participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of statistics, at least at the level of our Introduction to Biostatistics course.

Payment and registration

Please note: in general this is a two-step process, you must arrange payment & then register on Trybooking.

Payment via Unimarket (for internal MCRI staff only):

  1. Payment must be made via Unimarket. Staff must not make credit card payments and seek reimbursement from an MCRI cost centre as this is not permitted.
    Access Unimarket or from the MCRI intranet homepage. Log in and search for CEBU as a supplier. Click on CEBU courses and add the required course to the shopping cart the CEBU course/s you wish to enrol in. The GL account for training is 34460. Instructions on using Unimarket are on the intranet. Once your Cost Centre manager approves it, CEBU will email you with the promotional code to register for the course.

  2. Registration: Use the code obtained in Step 1 to register for the course on the Trybooking website.
    Note: Your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Payment by invoice (for RCH employees and approved external organisations):

  1. Email us, providing full details of your name, organisation name and the name and email address of the person responsible for payment.  Include the course name and date (many of our courses are run multiple times) and the cost of the course.

  2. CEBU will issue the invoice and then provide you with a code so you can register for the course on the Trybooking site.

  3. Registration: Use the code obtained at Step 2 to register for the course on the Trybooking website. 
    Note: your place in the course is not confirmed until you have registered via Trybooking.

Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybookingand follow the prompts to make payment and register. Please note there is a Trybooking fee of 50 cents per registration which will be applied when you register online.

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Cancellation of registration:  You can apply for a refund or request to change the course session to a different date, pending availability, within seven calendar days prior to the course start date. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations or non-attendance after this time. 


Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins

Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road

Phone: +61 3 9345 6368 (Fiona Snashall or Julie Perkins)