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Weekly news 13.05.2019

Registration is open for the Helis Academy Course: Omics data analysis through data integration - using biological pathways, networks, and linear models, taking place from 11-14 June in Niel, Belgium. This course is part of the Interreg-funded Helis Academy and organised by VIB/ELIXIR-BE and University of Maastricht.

Free seats are still available for the the ELIXIR-DE epigenetics workshop “DNA Methylation: Design to Discovery” in Saarbrucken.

We invite you to join COMBINE 2019, the 10th Computational Modeling in Biology Network Forum event, taking place 15 - 19 July 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. The event is hosted by the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS).
Registration and abstract submission are now open.

Registration open for the course FAIR Data Stewardship -  Digital data scholarship for wetlab scientists, 27-29 May, Niel, Belgium. This course is part of the Interreg-funded Helis Academy and organised by DTL/ELIXIR-NL.

Registration is open for Data Steward Knowledge and Skills Workshops – A working meeting with and for the Data Steward Community, June 11 & June 12 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Registration open for the ELIXIR-ES Software Carpentry workshop "R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis", taking place from 6-7 June in Madrid, Spain. The workshop is hosted by the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

Registrations are open for the SIB course on “NGS - Quality control, Alignment, Visualisation”, from 12-14 June in Bern, Switzerlan

 

FAIR Data Stewardship – digital data scholarship for wetlab scientists - course in the Netherlands

From 27-29 May, 2019, we will organize the first course in  Data Analysis and Stewardship theme of the Helis Academy:  

FAIR Data Stewardship – digital data scholarship for wetlab scientists

The target audience is wet-lab scientists – from industry and academia – and graduate students in the Life Sciences who wish to improve their digital scholarship on data handling. Some basic experience with programming and scripting languages like python, perl, R, matlab, etc. are an advantage, but not needed.

The course will introduce the trainees to important concepts of data stewardship. We start with a general introduction covering the data life cycle, the FAIR principles and a definition of data stewardship and data stewards. The course is also relevant for Data Stewards who are supporting the life science researchers.

 

We will pass the stages of the data life cycle in more detail in the training modules of this 3 day course.

  • On day one trainees will investigate data management plans, which types are there and how they should be used.
  • On day two the course highlights how to work with data during the research phase, explaining how to create well formatted data which helps in the second module of day two to make data interoperable already during the active research phase.
  • On day three trainees will have an in-depth at persistent identifiers, different use cases and types of identifiers. Finally we are closing the data life cycle by making data fit for sharing, archiving and publishing. 

This course is part of the Data Analysis and Stewardship theme of Helis Academy and is organised by DTL and DTL collaborators. Info about other courses in the theme of Data Analysis and Stewardship can be found on the Helis Academy website and on the Helis Academy page on the DTL website.

You can find all the information, including the full programme and registration possibilities here: https://www.aanmelder.nl/helis-fair-data-stewardship-course

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Weekly news 22.04.2019

The Galaxy Training Network (GTN) is organizing online CoFests (Collaboration / Contribution Fests) every 3 months for a day of collaborative work on training content. The next one will be on 16 May. Anyone who would like to contribute is welcome to join. It will be coordinated via Hangout (drop-in channel to be kept open the whole day) and the GTN Gitter channel. More details are on the Galaxy website  and the dedicated GitHub issue.

Registration is now open for a brand new course on Managing single cell transcriptomics data, held at EMBL-EBI, Hinxton on 3-5 July 2019. The workshop aims to focus on how to generate high quality data and metadata, which follow the FAIR principles. The deadline for registration is 31 May 2019.

Registrations are still open for the Docker and Reproducibility Course, organised by ELIXIR Italy at the University of Turin, on 13-14 June 2019.

Registrations are open for two ELIXIR training courses taking place in May in Ghent, Belgium. The trainers are Mateusz Kuzak, Toby Hodges.

Registration open for BioSB course: Algorithms for Genomics, on 1-5 July 2019 in Delft, Netherlands.

Weekly news 15.04.2019

The ELIXIR Data Platform published a paper to present the collective usage and impact of ELIXIR Core Data Resources

Applications are open for the second year of the PgCert in Biocuration at Cambridge University. The deadline is on 17 May, with the course starting in October 2019.

Applications are open for two SIB courses:

Registrations are open for the Summer School - Bioinformatics for Biologists: An introduction to Data Exploration, Statistics and Reproducibility, on 1-5 July 2019, Cambridge, UK. 

Registration is open for the Summer School Integrative X-omics analyses empowering personalized healthcare on 1-5 July 2019 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Registration open for the course FAIR Data Stewardship -  Digital data scholarship for wetlab scientists, 27-29 May, Niel, Belgium. This course is part of the Interreg-funded  Helis Academy and organised by DTL/ELIXIR Netherlands.

Registrations are open for the Workshop on High-Content Imaging and Data Science for Virtual Screening and Drug Discovery, taking place in Bled, Slovenia, on 13-17 May 2019. The deadline for regular registration is April 30. Registration will still be open afterwards but with higher fees.

Applications open for ELIXIR Sweden (NBIS) courses:

 

Weekly news 08.04.2019

Registrations are open for the course, Summer School - Bioinformatics for Biologists: An introduction to Data Exploration, Statistics and Reproducibility, 1-5 July 2019, Cambridge, UK. The course will focus on solutions around handling biological data and will cover introductory lessons in data manipulation and visualisation in R, statistical analyses, and reproducibility. No prior R experience or previous knowledge of programming/coding is required. Register here.

ELIXIR France and GREEK COST Action organise a 3-days training session / hackathon in Marseille on 23-24 April 2019. It will focus on interoperable workflows invoking remote bioinformatics resources (knowledge bases, databases, analysis tools) to gather information about regulatory networks and enable an integrative analysis of gene regulation processes.

Registrations are still open for the Docker and Reproducibility Course, organised by ELIXIR Italy in Turin, on 13-14 June 2019. During the workshop, the participants will learn the core concepts of Docker and how to easily embed bioinformatic pipelines/workflows into a docker container.

Registration is now open for the ELIXIR EXCELERATE WP10 course Single RNA-seq data analysis with R which takes place at CSC in Espoo (Helsinki), Finland on 27-29 May 2019. The application deadline is 16 April 2019, the course is free of charge.

FAIRsharing as a community approach to standards, repositories and policies, read the new paper presenting FAIRsharing in Nature Biotechnology.

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