BIAS: Training & Capacity Building Programme


BIAS runs regular courses in Bayesian statistical methods, including a 3-day introductory short course Introduction to Bayesian modelling and WinBUGS. In addition to lectures and hands-on practical sessions using WinBUGS, time will be set aside for each participant to give a short presentation about a problem that they are interested in using Bayesian methods to solve, with feedback from course tutors on how to achieve this. Details of the next course can be found here. Following each training course, participants will be able to apply for (limited) places on the mentoring scheme.

Past training materials


R packages and WinBUGS code for implementing many of the methods and applications developed during the BIAS project are available from our software page.

Mentoring scheme

This new activity is designed to provide help on a one-to-one basis for selected individuals/research groups to implement Bayesian models for their particular problem. The aim is to help the individual/group to implement, interpret and write up for publication the results of their analysis. The mentor(s) would also be co-authors on such publications. The mentoring scheme is linked to attendance at one of our Bayesian short courses. See here for further details.


We have a small number of short-term fellowships available to work with the BIAS team at Imperial. The fellowships are designed to allow individuals to learn how to apply some of the methods being developed by the BIAS project either to their own data or to one of our case studies. Further details will be advertised on this web site soon!

Upcoming events

Check our latest news page for details of any upcoming courses and conferences.