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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.

Train the Trainer course May 8-10 at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 

ELIXIR-CH and ELIXIR-SE are pleased to announce an ELIXIR Train the Trainer course, which will take place on 8-10 May at the University of Basel, Switzerland. 

Train-the-Trainer courses are for scientists:
- with some to little or no teaching experience,
- who want to become a teacher or a better one, and
- who believe teaching is - or may become - a relevant aspect of their professional development.
 

This course will cover 4 main topics:
- learning principles and how they apply to education and training;
- teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation;
- design of lessons, course and materials;
- assessment and feedback in training and teaching.

Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.

Full details and the application form can be found here

Should you have any question about organizational issues, do not hesitate to contact me, the local organizer.

If you have questions regarding the course goals and content, you may contact the trainers: Jessica Lindvall (jessica.lindvall@nbis.se) and myself.

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Train the Trainer course May 30-31 in Italy

ELIXIR-EXCELERATE, in collaboration with ELIXIR-IIB, is pleased to announce a Train the Trainer (TtT) event.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Course date: 30-31 May, 2019

 

VENUE

University of Padua, Campus of Biology and Biomedicine “Fiore di Botta”, Italy

 

We will accept a maximum of 20 participants. Priority will be given to candidates from Elixir Italy institutes and other ELIXIR Nodes. Notifications of acceptance will be sent shortly after the application, which will remain open until we reach 20 participants.

 

 

Full details and the application form at: https://elixir-iib-training.github.io/website/2019/05/30/train-the-trainer-padua.html

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

The course is organized around four sessions, covering:

* Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching

* Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation

* Lesson, course, and materials design

* Assessment and feedback in training and teaching

 

Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.

 

Who may be interested in this course?

Whoever wants to become a teacher or a better one. If you have questions like the following ones, this course may be very helpful to you.

 

* How learning works?

* How can I use learning principles to improve my teaching?

* How can I make my teaching more engaging and effective?

* How should I adjust my teaching to different types of learners?

* How can I help slow learners?

* How can I assess whether my students are actually understanding my

 lessons? Are they actually learning?

* What is the best balance between theory and practice?

* How can I best assess whether learning is occurring and/or has occurred?

* What works in a classroom and what doesn’t?

* Etc.

 

Should you have any question about organizational issues, do not hesitate to contact us at elixir.ita.training@gmail.com.

If you have questions regarding the course goals and content, you may contact Allegra Via (allegra.via@gmail.com).

 

Thank you for your interest,

Loredana Le Pera

(ELIXIR-IIB Deputy TRaining Coordinator)

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