Finding and Accessing Human Genomic Data for Research
Wednesday, 28 September 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST)
Researchers rely on acquiring external data to validate, benchmark and supplement research findings.
Funders require researchers to make their datasets accessible for further reuse.
The goal of this workshop is to bring to the fore existing challenges with genomic data access and reuse. We will introduce a number of tools and resources to simplify #dataaccess and #datasharing.
1) Discuss current challenges in data sharing, focusing especially on researchers studying human genomics datasets.
2) Present a number of tools and resources for finding, accessing and sharing genomic data:
- EGA (European Genome Phenome Archive)
- Nature Scientific Data
3) Discuss the best practices for using data to power hypothesis testing and maximising research impact.
This workshop is NOT about:
- Data interpretation
- Data analysis
- Tools for data analysis and interpretation
- Genomics data providers
- Users of massive genomics datasets
- Data Scientists
- Data curators
About the organisers
Charlotte Whicher – Product Manager at Repositive. Charlotte comes from an academic background, with experience in genomic data research and a PhD in Infection and Immunity from UCL. She understands the need for more data and the difficulties faced by researchers in finding and accessing that data.