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  • WEBINAR: Getting started with R

    16 August 2021

    Australia

    WEBINAR: Getting started with R https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-getting-started-with-r Data analysis skills are now central to most biological experiments. While Excel can cover some of your data analysis needs, it is not always the best choice, particularly for large and complex datasets. R is an open-source software and programming language that enables data exploration, statistical analysis visualisation and more. While it is the tool of choice for data analysis, getting started can be a little daunting for those without a background in statistics. In this webinar Saskia Freytag, an R user with over a decade of experience and member of the [Bioconductor Community Advisory Board](https://www.bioconductor.org/about/community-advisory-board/), will walk you through their hints and tips for getting started with R and data analysis. She’ll cover topics like [R Studio](https://www.rstudio.com/) and why you need it, where to get help, basic data manipulation, visualisations and extending R with libraries. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for** Aspiring data analysts from a variety of biological fields **Presenter**: Dr Saskia Freytag, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. **Date/time:** 16 August 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j3bXauUDQwW_q64JgnvdpQ)** 2021-08-16 12:00:00 UTC 2021-08-16 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Bioinformatics Statistics and probability Data architecture, analysis and design Australian Biocommons Melissa Burke melissa@biocommons.org.au [] Biologists 500 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served Data analysisR
  • WEBINAR: Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute

    19 August 2021

    Australia

    WEBINAR: Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-where-to-go-when-your-bioinformatics-outgrows-your-compute Bioinformatics analyses are often complex, requiring multiple software tools and specialised compute resources. “I don’t know what compute resources I will need”, “My analysis won’t run and I don’t know why” and "Just getting it to work" are common pain points for researchers. In this webinar, you will learn how to understand the compute requirements for your bioinformatics workflows. You will also hear about ways of accessing compute that suits your needs, including Galaxy Australia, cloud and high-performance computing services offered by the Australian Research Data Commons, the National Compute Infrastructure (NCI) and Pawsey. We also describe bioinformatics and computing support services available to Australian researchers. **Who the webinar is for** This webinar is intended for biological researchers who wish to understand what computational infrastructure is available outside their institution’s compute facilities. Some familiarity with the concepts of high performance computing is recommended. We think you will enjoy this webinar if you have experienced one of the following: • Your high performance computing jobs fail because of walltime limits • Not having enough disk to process your data • Feeling intimidated by the compute resources and time required to process large datasets If you’re considering applying for access to compute through the NCMAS allocation scheme you can find out more about tailoring your application to bioinformatics projects in our next webinar [High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events/ncmas). **Presenters:** Georgina Samaha and Dr Tracy Chew, Sydney Informatics Hub, University of Sydney **Date/time:** 19 August 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join:** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hJ2bJLlBQC2kJ0tCUOP9SQ)** 2021-08-19 12:00:00 UTC 2021-08-19 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Australia Australia Workflows Bioinformatics Australian Biocommons Melissa Burke melissa@biocommons.org.au [] Biologistsbioinformaticians 500 workshops_and_courses first_come_first_served HPCHigh performance computingComputeBioinformaticsWorkflowsNCMAS
  • WEBINAR: High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application

    20 August 2021

    Australia

    WEBINAR: High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/webinar-high-performance-bioinformatics-submitting-your-best-ncmas-application Bioinformaticians are increasingly turning to specialised compute infrastructure and efficient, scalable workflows as their research becomes more data intensive. Australian researchers that require extensive compute resources to process large datasets can apply for access to national high performance computing facilities (e.g. Pawsey and NCI) to power their research through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS). NCMAS is a competitive, merit-based scheme and requires applicants to carefully consider how the compute infrastructure and workflows will be applied. This webinar provides life science researchers with insights into what makes a strong NCMAS application, with a focus on the technical assessment, and how to design and present effective and efficient bioinformatic workflows for the various national compute facilities. It will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for** This webinar is intended for biologists and bioinformaticians who wish to apply for the NCMAS 2022 allocation. Familiarity with HPC is recommended. For an overview of compute options available to Australian researchers and advice on how to match your bioinformatics needs to compute join our other webinar on[ Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events/compute-resources). **Presenters:** Georgina Samaha and Dr Tracy Chew, Sydney Informatics Hub, University of Sydney **Date/time:** 20 August 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join:** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYscuigrDMjEtbGTLGmc3LZooB6zn16vKWv)** 2021-08-20 12:00:00 UTC 2021-08-20 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Workflows Bioinformatics Australian Biocommons Melissa Burke melissa@biocommons.org.au [] Biologistsbioinformaticians 500 [] first_come_first_served HPCHigh performance computingWorkflowsNCMASBioinformatics
  • Using the Ensembl Genome Browser (ONLINE TRAINING)

    30 September 2021

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Using the Ensembl Genome Browser (ONLINE TRAINING) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/using-the-ensembl-genome-browser-online-training-f8a26f20-facb-424d-9f7b-6fd21fdf3d5c PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We continue to monitor advice from the UK government and the University of Cambridge on resuming in-person teaching back in the training room. The [Ensembl Project](http://www.ensembl.org) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of, mainly vertebrate, genome sequences. This workshop offers a comprehensive practical introduction to the use of the Ensembl genome browser as well as essential background information. This course will focus on the vertebrate genomes in Ensembl, however much of what will be covered is also applicable to the non-vertebrates (plants, bacteria, fungi, metazoa and protists) in Ensembl Genomes. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3997805&course-title=Using%20the%20Ensembl%20Genome%20Browser).'' 2021-09-30 08:30:00 UTC 2021-09-30 16:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Gene transcripts Gene structure Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Graduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • Ensembl REST API workshop (ONLINE TRAINING)

    1 October 2021

    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Elixir node event
    Ensembl REST API workshop (ONLINE TRAINING) https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/ensembl-rest-api-workshop-online-training-7f1575d1-0b50-4e85-b3ab-78e4fdd97932 PLEASE NOTE The Bioinformatics Team are presently teaching many courses live online, with tutors available to help you work through the course material on a personal copy of the course environment. We continue to monitor advice from the UK government and the University of Cambridge on resuming in-person teaching back in the training room. The [Ensembl project](http://www.ensembl.org/) provides a comprehensive and integrated source of annotation of mainly vertebrate genome sequences. This workshop is aimed at researchers and developers interested in exploring Ensembl beyond the website. The workshop covers how to use the Ensembl [REST APIs](http://rest.ensembl.org/), including understanding the major endpoints and how to write scripts to call them. Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge [Raven](http://www.ucs.cam.ac.uk/docs/faq/raven/n5) account you will need to book or register your interest by linking [here](http://bioinfotraining.bio.cam.ac.uk/booking-form/?event-id=3997816&course-title=Ensembl%20REST%20API%20Workshop).'' 2021-10-01 08:30:00 UTC 2021-10-01 15:30:00 UTC University of Cambridge Craik-Marshall Building, Cambridge, United Kingdom Craik-Marshall Building Cambridge United Kingdom CB2 3AR Bioinformatics University of Cambridge Bioinformatics Training [] Bioinformaticians and wet-lab biologists who can programGraduate studentsPostdocs and Staff members from the University of CambridgeInstitutions and other external Institutions or individuals workshops_and_courses [] HDRUK
  • EMBO Practical Course - Research to service: Planning and running a bioinformatics core facility

    4 - 8 October 2021

    Elixir node event
    EMBO Practical Course - Research to service: Planning and running a bioinformatics core facility https://tess.elixir-europe.org/events/embo-practical-course-research-to-service-planning-and-running-a-bioinformatics-core-facility-62ea6744-3a2b-4478-886d-69be519d5e25 Computational core facilities play a vital role in enabling molecular life science, and the number of such facilities has grown considerably. There are many relatively inexperienced managers of core facilities, who often have to juggle their own research projects with the development and operation of services. This can be exceptionally challenging, not least because scientific impact tends only to be recognised and rewarded for research. The "EMBO Practical Course | Research to Service: Planning and Running a Bioinformatics Core Facility" is aimed at newly appointed managers of bioinformatics core facilities, especially those with one foot in the research camp, or those managers willing to stabilize and grow their services. The training set will provide an opportunity to learn from experienced core facilities managers on how to build a framework for the future development, resourcing, operation and impact assessment of your core services. By the end of the course, participants will have learned how to: *Identify the strengths and limitations of their core facility and prioritise areas for improvement *Design bioinformatics services and training using a user-centred approach and assuring best practices *Estimate the computing and human resources required to operate their facility effectively *Support users to manage their data, including sensitive data 2021-10-04 12:00:00 UTC 2021-10-08 14:00:00 UTC Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), Izmir Biomedicine and Genome Center (IBG), INCLIVA Health Research Institute, Spanish National Bioinformatics Institute (INB/ELIXIR-ES) Bioinformatics INB/ELIXIR-ESBSC BSC Organising Team: embo.bioinfocore@bsc.es [] Core Facility Managers 20 workshops_and_courses registration_of_interest managing skillsdata managementsustainabilityservice designcomputing resourcesstorage needs

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