BroadE workshops bring researchers in the extended Broad community together so they can learn from one another. BroadE workshops (the 'E' stands for education) offer insights and share hands-on training in breakthrough technologies, high-throughput methods, and computational tools not typically found in conventional research labs. Through this ongoing series, which is open to Broad staff and to researchers at MIT, Harvard and Harvard-affiliated hospitals, the Broad community hopes to extend the impact of its science and openly share new methods.
New Registration System
It’s official — BroadE is a rousing success! In fact, demand is so high that our workshops quickly reach capacity, sometimes only minutes after being posted.
To meet this overwhelming demand and promote access to all in our community, we will repeat our most popular workshops during the coming year.
In addition, we will implement a new registration system for BroadE workshops occurring in June 2013 and later. Going forward, when a BroadE workshop is announced, we will also open a one-week application period. Participants will be selected from the pool of applicants who register during this period. In selecting participants from this pool, we will consider:
- the applicant’s home institution
- the applicant’s lab
- whether the applicant has participated in previous workshops
This new registration practice will help us to ensure that BroadE workshops reach a diverse, balanced group of Broadies.
FireCloud Workshop for Firehose Users
The aim of this Workshop is to introduce Firehose users to the FireCloud environment via an introduction and a hands-on tutorial. FireCloud is a cancer genome analysis platform built on a cloud computing environment (Google) with co-located TCGA data that was created and designed for the community of cancer researchers. FireCloud is modeled on Firehose, the cancer genome analysis platform built by the Getz lab at the Broad Institute, which supports both small groups and major projects (e.g. TCGA, GTEx). Firehose is used by both production managers for large-scale analysis and analysts for interactive analysis, curation and manual review of data for publication.
Like Firehose, FireCloud is built around ‘workspaces,’ which have robust security and access control, and which hold data, tools, workflows and results. FireCloud will hold best-practice tools and workflows that are currently in use at the Broad. In addition, FireCloud will host pre-loaded workspaces (e.g., TCGA THCA workspace) holding data, pipelines and results. These workspaces can be cloned and used to co-analyze user uploaded data. TCGA data -- both protected and open access -- will be co-located with FireCloud. Protected access data will require ERA Commons authorization and appropriate dbGaP permissions.
Registration is closed
Primer on Medical and Population Genetics
The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics series includes informal discussions of basic topics relevant to medical and population genetics by speakers drawn from across the Broad community. The target audience includes technicians, grad students, postdocs and established investigators just entering the field of complex trait genetics with the goal of bringing all up to speed on basic principles of human genetic variation, genotyping and sequencing methods, statistics, and analysis.
Please note: When the weekly MPG meeting is cancelled (due to weather, conflicting events, etc.) Primers are also cancelled.
September - January
|No Registration Necessary|