Workshops Catalog

Summer 2022 Workshops

Workshops Available

The catalog below has information about selected workshops and online learning resources for Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Data Management Skills that are available from CCB and across HMS. The catalog includes learning objectives, intended target audience, pre-requisites and registration instructions. All workshops below are intended for HMS graduate students, postdocs, research staff and faculty.

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Data Management

Course Objective

The new NIH Policy strongly encourages the use of established repositories to the extent possible for preserving and sharing scientific data. In this workshop we will review a variety of institutional, generalist, and discipline specific data repositories you can use to share your research data according to best practices. Participants will gain an understanding of the diverse landscape of repository options and which features may be relevant for their discipline, data type, or funder requirements.

Expert(s): Katie Mika, Data Services Librarian, Harvard Library

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

June 29, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

As an NIH recommended generalist data repository, Harvard Dataverse may be an excellent option to share your research data. In this workshop participants will learn about Harvard Dataverse repository features that contribute to meeting NIH data sharing requirements.

Expert(s): Katie Mika, Data Services Librarian, Harvard Library

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

July 13, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

Ever struggle to find that file you saved last semester (or last week)? Having trouble remembering details to re-use your own data? Need others to understand & use your data? This workshop will introduce you to the power of metadata standards: What they are, why they’re important, and how to get started with them. Stop wasting time in finding, interpreting, or sharing your data!

Expert(s): Meghan Kerr, Archivist and Records Manager, Center for the History of Medicine

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

July 20, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

A 2-page Data Management Plan (DMP) will be required as part of the new NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy. The Plan will set you up for long-term research success! This session will get you started writing your own plan with a university-supported tool.

Expert(s): Julie Goldman, Research Data Services Librarian, Countway Library

Target Audience

HMS Research Staff, Faculty, Postdocs, Grad Students

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

July 27, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

Research involves increasingly complex arrangements for the storage and transmission of research data. Data privacy and security planning is necessary to protect research subjects and to safeguard sensitive, personally identifiable information.

During this short training seminar, we will discuss how to properly store and access your data, protect your data from unauthorized access or data loss, and incorporate storage management into your research workflows.

Expert(s): Sarah Hauserman, Research Data Management Analyst, Research Computing, Harvard Medical School

Target Audience

HMS Research Staff, Faculty, Postdocs, Grad Students

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

August 10, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

Data management responsibilities extend beyond just the PI or researcher who created or collected the data. Various parties are involved in the research process and may play a role in ensuring good quality data stewardship. It is essential that the roles and responsibilities of data management are clearly defined and assigned, rather than assumed.

During this short training seminar, we will discuss what role you can play in your lab regarding data management and how that role can assist with compliance under the NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy.

Expert(s): Sarah Hauserman, Research Data Management Analyst, Research Computing, Harvard Medical School

Target Audience

HMS Research Staff, Faculty, Postdocs, Grad Students

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

August 17, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

Join this panel as they address:

  • Diverse sources of bias, and how current experimental design, data management, and statistical practices attenuate their potential to confound research
  • Ethical considerations when researchers make choices about the acquisition, use, analysis, and interpretation of data
  • How different data management and data sharing practices can support or undermine the quality of research

We suggest reading “The 7 deadly sins of research” prior to attending.

 

Expert(s):
Jim Gould, PhD, Director, HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, Harvard Medical School
Kim Serpico, MEd, CIP, Associate Director of IRB Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Daniel Wainstock, PhD, Director for Research Integrity, Office for Academic and Research Integrity, Harvard Medical School

Target Audience

HMS Research Staff, Faculty, Postdocs, Grad Students

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

August 24, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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Course Objective

What happens when something goes wrong with human subjects research data? Is it an IRB or regulatory issue? What corrective actions need to happen, if any? When do I have to notify my participants?

Expert(s): Kim Serpico, MEd, CIP, Associate Director of IRB Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs and Research Compliance, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Target Audience

HMS Research Staff, Faculty, Postdocs, Grad Students

Host

Longwood Research Data Management Group

Course Duration

30 min.

Course Schedule

August 31, 2022, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

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R Programming Workshops

Course Objective

Provide both basic R programming knowledge and information on utilizing R to increase efficiency in data analysis.

Target Audience

Researchers needing basic R skills for data analysis, but prefer self-paced learning

Host

Harvard Catalyst

Course Duration

Learn at your own pace

Course Schedule

Available through 12/30/2022

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Sequence Analysis Workshops

Course Objective

How to efficiently manage and analyze ChIP-seq data starting from sequence reads through to peak calling, using tools and software available on the HMS-RC’s high performance compute cluster.

Target Audience

Researchers needing to design and analysis ChIP-seq experiments.

Suggested Course Prerequisite

Introduction to command-line interface workshop

Host

HSPH Bioinformatics Core

Course Duration

Three, 2.5 hr sessions & self learning between sessions.

Course Schedule

July 1, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

July 5, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

July 8, 2022, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

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