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The 2020 Bioinformatics Community Conference brings together the Bioinformatics Open Source Conference (BOSC) and the Galaxy Community Conference into a single event featuring training, a meeting, and a CollaborationFest. Events run from July 17 through July 25, and is held in both the eastern and western hemispheres.

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Monday, July 20 • 11:35 - 11:40
CyVerse Learning Institute’s foundational open science skills workshop 🍐

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CyVerse is a research cyberinfrastructure funded by the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences. CyVerse provides life scientists with computational infrastructure to handle big datasets and complex analyses, thus enabling data-driven discovery. Principal investigators have reported that access to computing resources is not the bottleneck to data-driven discovery, rather the requisite skills in utilizing cyberinfrastructure and access to training are the most limiting. Our “Foundational Open Science Skills (FOSS)” was designed as a weeklong, camp-style training to address these problems. The focus of FOSS is on computational research strategies, full lifecycle data management, the FAIR data principles, collaboration skills, and using open-source software. FOSS prepares researchers to meet the growing expectations of funding agencies, publishers, and research institutions for scientific reproducibility, data accessibility, and advanced analytics. In this talk, I will discuss our lessons learned, how participants become familiar with productivity software for organizing their data science lab group, communications, and research; and how we approach teaching computational skills from laptop to cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) systems. In the last twelve months, FOSS has been taught twice to over forty early career researchers. Participants have gone on to begin their tenure-track positions, conduct funded research, written new proposals utilizing FOSS techniques and have won competitive grant awards. To contribute back to the community, we have placed our training materials online in GitHub in ReadTheDocs format, where anyone can learn from them or contribute back to the project.

avatar for Tyson Swetnam

Tyson Swetnam

Research Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
I work for CyVerse.org. Lately, I've been developing containerized workflows for use in cyberinfrastructure in life and earth science.  If you're interested in foundational open science skills or learning more about using free research computing come talk to me!

Monday July 20, 2020 11:35 - 11:40 EDT