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ELIXIR Estonia

The purpose of ELIXIR is to construct and operate a sustainable infrastructure for biological information in Europe to support life science research and its translation to medicine and the environment, the bio-industries and society. These resources include databases, software tools, training materials, cloud storage and supercomputers.

The goal of ELIXIR is to coordinate these resources so that they form a single high quality infrastructure. This coordinated infrastructure makes it easier for researchers to find and share data, analyse their experiments, exchange knowledge, and agree on best practices.

Estonia joined ELIXIR as a full member in December 2013. The Estonian node focuses on developing and maintaining software tools and databases, linking of bioinformatics and biobanking, and last but not least, training researchers across borders.

Estonian ELIXIR Node is led by University of Tartu. Other partners are Tallinn University of Technology, National Institute for Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn University, and Estonian University of Life Sciences.


Spring semester 2024 free ELIXIR courses in Estonia

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Webinar: A Guide to FAIR Bioimage Data 2024

In this interactive online workshop we will introduce the FAIR principles in the context of bioimaging data. Designed for researchers across all scales of bioimaging, from molecules to humans, this workshop will provide simple yet effective steps for a smooth start to your FAIR journey.

Date & Time: May 23, 2024 03:00 PM EET

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Webinar: Submitting, Finding and Downloading Raw Sequencing Data with ENA

This course is addressed to life scientists who work with next generation sequencing data and are interested in using ENA for submitting, finding or downloading FAIR sequencing data.

Registration deadline: 24 May 2024

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Online workshop: Using ChatGPT for Funding Applications

This workshop is designed to help individuals and organizations leverage the power of ChatGPT, an advanced language model, to boost your efficiency and effectiveness in creating funding applications. Whether you are applying for grants, seeking investments, or soliciting donations, this workshop will provide you with valuable insights and practical techniques to improve the quality and impact of your proposals.

Date: 29th of May 2024. 9:00 U.K. Time

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Online workshop: Integration of individual-level socioeconomic data for infectious diseases research and prevention in Europe

The BY-COVID project aims to make data on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases available to scientists and the wider public. This workshop targets researchers working with sensitive data and having experience with or being interested in solutions towards the integration of individual-level socio-economic data for policy-relevant infectious diseases research. This can include BY-COVID partners or anyone interested in the topic.

Registration deadline: 30th of May, 2024

Date: 6th of June 2024, 9:30 - 12:00 CET

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Webinar: Enzymes: Extracting Biological Insight Using UniProt

This 1-h webinar will introduce the enzyme-related data in UniProt and how to find it.

Registration deadline: 30 May 2024

Date: 06 June 2024

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University of Tartu library: Open Science info day

On June 4, 2024, the next DataCite Estonia consortium Open Science event will take place at the University of Tartu Library.

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Online workshop: Strategies for training and knowledge exchange with a consulting perspective

Join this workshop if you are interested in:

  • learning evidence-based best practices for teaching
  • how to create a positive environment for learners at your workshops
  • how to provide opportunities for you to practise and improve your teaching skills.
  • how to survey people’s training needs
  • learning how to get the most out of any consulting possibilities you offer
  • how to effectively manage tasks and projects
  • how to initiate new projects and how to prioritise
  • learning how to balance consultancy, training, and IT tasks

Registration deadline: June 7, 2024

Date: June 25, 2024 - June 26, 2024, From 09:00 to 16:00 (CEST)

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Course in Zürich, Switzerland: Enzymes: Best Practices in Programming

If the answer to two or more of the following questions is “yes”, then this course is for you.

  • Do you write software to analyze data or implement in-silico models as part of your daily work?
  • Do you write scientific publications based on software you created yourself but do not know what unit testing, refactoring or version control are?
  • Are you writing code that you find hard to understand some weeks later?
  • Do you have thousands of lines of code, but no automated way of verifying that the code works correctly?
  • Do you find yourself regularly using “copy & paste” to re-use code you wrote earlier?
  • Do small changes in your code later cause trouble in other unexpected places?

Registration deadline: 17 June 2024

Date: 03 - 04 July 2024

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Course at Luxembourg: Train the Trainer

This ELIXIR Train the Trainer (TtT) course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher. In particular, this training is aimed at those who want to become a experienced ELIXIR instructor, run workshops and develop training materials. You don’t currently have to be an instructor or a teacher to attend this workshop, but you will be expected to be willing and committed to becoming one and to improve your teaching techniques.

Date: 3-5 July

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Course in Uppsala, Sweden: FAIR Training Material by Design

This course is composed of 7 sessions, based on the FAIR training handbook and 10 simple rules to make material FAIR publication. All sessions are structured in a way that complement each other aiming to introduce participants with a theoretical & hands-on approach of how to create FAIR material by design.

Registration: 11. April 2024 until 23- August 2024 Date: 18 - 19 September 2024

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MOOC: Reproducible Research II: Practices and tools for managing computations and data

In this MOOC, we will show you how to improve your practices and your ability to manage and process larger amounts of data, complex computations, while controlling your software environment.

Enrollment: Apr 02, 2024 to Sep 04, 2024 Course: May 16, 2024 to Sep 12, 2024

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Asynchronous e-learning course: Identifiers in Bioinformatics

Want to learn about identifiers used in bioinformatics? This asynchronous e-learning course can be completed online, at the desired pace and in the absence of an instructor.

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Asynchronous e-learning course: Interoperable File Formats

In an era when data is being produced at unprecedented speed and in many different formats, data interoperability is key to sharing and archiving data. In this 1-h course, you will learn why file format is essential to interoperability, the criteria that file formats must fulfill to be interoperable, common interoperable file formats and how to convert a file to an interoperable format.

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