Where Should I Put My Data? Understanding Data Storage at HMS

TMEC 328

As research grows increasingly more complex, arrangements for data storage and transmission of research data require continuous review and modification. Data storage encompasses not only the specific location where data will be kept and managed, but also aspects of data privacy, data security, data organization, and eventual sharing or reuse. During this short training seminar, […]


The ML4Bio workshop is aimed at biologists with no previous machine learning experience. This is a conceptual workshop designed to teach machine learning literacy. It will answer questions such as […]

Cellenics Workshop

Join us virtually to learn about Cellenics, a user-friendly web application for exploring your single-cell RNAseq data. Designed with wet-lab biologists in mind, Cellenics was developed by Dr. Peter Kharchenko (HMS, DBMI) in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of bioinformaticians and software engineers. The tool provides automatic data processing, pre-loaded interactive plots, a point-and-click interface to fully explore […]

Intro to Python

TMEC 328

Python is a popular scripting language for scientific computing and available across all computer platforms. The course will introduce you to some of the basics of the Python language as well as some of the nuances involved with its use specific to the O2 environment. The goal is to provide users with a foundational level […]

RCBio: Easy and Quick HPC Pipeline Builder and Runner

TMEC 328

RCBio is a HPC pipeline runner and workflow tool supported by HMS RC consultants. It was first designed for a Neubiology lab and later opened to all O2 users. RCBio helps users to quickly build and run multiple steps data analysis pipeline on a computer cluster. RCBio automatically keeps logs on all job status and […]

Intro to Git and GitHub

TMEC 328

This course introduces Git and GitHub and covers topics including: Getting Started with Git for version control, Using GitHub Desktop effectively, Collaborating with others on GitHub, and Utilizing GitHub Flow for better workflow. No previous exposure is assumed. We hope attendees will leave the class with the knowledge and tools necessary to start integrating Git […]

Basics of Python

Python is a powerful open-source programming language. In this 3 hour, hands-on workshop, we will teach basic concepts and bioinformatics applications in Python. We will learn the Python syntax, data structures, functions, data manipulation, and data visualization. By the end of the workshop, students will understand and write simple Python scripts, and be able to […]

R Basics

R Basics: R is a simple programming environment that enables the effective handling of data, while providing excellent graphical support. RStudio is a tool that provides a user-friendly environment for […]