PRIMER 7, Online Course

Online Course Details

PRIMER version 7 will be presented by Dr Paul J. Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

This online course will provide an intensive and extensive overview of statistical methods in non-parametric analysis of multivariate data, encapsulated in the software: PRIMER version 7. It will cater to both those who are new to PRIMER and to those who are “old hands”, but have not yet had a chance to get up to speed with the latest developments in version 7. Important new tools include: shade plots with flexible ordering & clustering of axes; coherence plots to show species displaying statistically distinguishable response patterns; unconstrained binary or divisive flat clustering (as in k-means) along with SIMPROF tests; metric, threshold metric, non-metric or combined MDS in any dimensions; bootstrap averages to show variation among averages in metric MDS space; 2-way versions of BEST and RELATE; new plot types (bar, box, means, line, histogram, scatter, surface, shade) in 2-d or 3-d; animations of ordinations captured to video files; multi-factor and multi-variable segmented bubble plots in 2-d and 3-d; ANOSIM extended for ordered factors and 3-factor designs and much more. The course will flow between lectures and practical sessions, with opportunities for participants to analyse their own datasets in consultation with the presenter.

How to Register

For further information please download and read the course documents listed in the blue box labelled “Download Information”, above. To register, please send your completed registration form to the PRIMER-e office at:

Global Equitability Pricing

We are pleased to introduce Global Equitability Pricing (GEP). In essence, our GEP means that the amount you pay for our software and registrations for online workshops depends on your country of residence. Specifically, customers will receive a percentage discount off our standard prices in direct accordance with the Price Level Ratio (PLR) published by the World Bank for their country of residence.

The standard prices for online workshop registration for residents of the USA are:
$880 USD for Professionals and $580 USD for Full-time Students.

If you are not a resident of the USA, please consult the Table of Global Equitability Discounts to view the percentage discount for your country of residence.

Please get in touch with us directly (, especially if:

•     you would like to obtain a quote for your registration (with or without software), which shall include all discounts for which you are eligible;
•     you wish to register more than one individual and pay on a single invoice (please include separate registration forms for each individual participant) and/or;
•     you wish to purchase more than one software licence at the discounted prices on a single invoice.