FAIRsharing

FAIRsharing

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Following community and adopter feedback, BioSharing.org has been re-branded to FAIRsharing.org. The new homepage is accessible at https://www.fairsharing.org. FAIRsharing will continue to refine and add to the content and functionality of the site over the summer to complete the transition. All links to BioSharing.org or to individual BioSharing records now redirect to the new site.

This re-branding reflects the broadened scope of the resource, to cover more types of standards, repositories and policies and to include more records, such as those for generic resources. The old BioSharing collection of resources will become a specific view on the biodomain, along with others that focus on other domains, such as agriculture, medicine, or environmental science...

Dr Ruth Bastow joins ELIXIR-UK as its Node Coordinator

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Ruth Bastow will take on the role of ELIXIR-UK Node Coordinator from August 2017. In doing so she will build on her great experience of network and consortium coordination. The Node Coordinator role is key for ensuring the smooth running of the Node including its interactions with the ELIXIR Hub and its community building within the UK.

Ruth was the Executive Director of Global Plant Council from 2013-2017. From 2004–2013 she worked as the Coordinator for the UK Arabidopsis Research Network, GARNet. In collaboration with colleagues Ruth established the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF) in 2009 and was awarded the Society of Biology President’s Medal for her support of the UK plant sciences...

Hands-on Introduction to HPC - Registration open

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This course provides an introduction to High-Performance Computing (HPC) for researchers in the life sciences, using ARCHER as a platform for hands-on training exercises.

Full detail & Registration:

http://bioexcel.eu/events/hands-on-introduction-to-hpc-for-life-scientists/

Overview

High-performance computing (HPC) is a fundamental technology used to solve a wide range of scientific research problems. Many important challenges in science such as protein folding, the search for the Higgs boson, drug discovery, and the development of nuclear fusion all depend on simulations, models and analyses run on HPC facilities to make progress.

This course introduces HPC to life science researchers, focusing on the aspects that are...

BioSchemas

Bioschemas Agreement meeting 24-26 May 2017

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The Bioschemas Implementation study organised its second meeting on May 24-26 at Hinxton. Bioschemas aims to improve data discoverability by encouraging the use of schema.org markup in websites and services. By using consistently structured information, the resources become more discoverable, facilitating collation and analysis of distributed data. Bioschemas is part of the wider schema community that is overseen by the schema.org consortium founded by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex.

The implementation study supports three hackathons to specify, agree and adopt Bioschemas specifications in exemplar life sciences areas: data repositories, datasets, beacons, samples and phenotypes, and protein annotations. The second, agreement meeting had the aim of completing the definition of use cases and specifications, defining the relationship among the proposed data types, and publishing the first version of the proposed...