BroadE Workshops

Demand for BroadE workshops is so high that they often fill quickly. To manage demand, we are continuing to increase the number of times we offer our workshops, and we have implemented a one-week registration period for all BroadE workshops. Participants are selected from the pool of applicants who register during this period.

Everyone who registers has an equal chance of being accepted. Registrants are given a priority number at random, and registrants with high priority numbers are put on a participant list. This list may be revised to ensure that BroadE workshops reach a diverse group of Broadies based on the following factors:

  • the applicant’s home institution
  • the applicant’s lab
  • whether the applicant has previously participated in this particular workshop
  • whether the applicant was previously waitlisted for this particular workshop
  • whether the applicant was previously selected to attend this particular workshop and failed to attend without notifying the BroadE organizers

We offer our most popular workshops several times throughout the year. If you are not selected to attend a workshop the first time you register, we encourage you to apply for a future session.

Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to Terra: A scalable platform for biomedical research
Terra is a cloud-native platform for biomedical researchers to access data, run analysis tools, and collaborate. This interactive workshop on Terra will teach you the skills you need to know to start working and collaborating securely in Terra. Specifically, you’ll learn about the architecture of Terra as it relates to cloud-based data sets, tools, and computing resources. You’ll explore how data is organized in Terra, and then get hands-on launching a Cloud Environment from your Terra workspace to run interactive analysis tools like Jupyter Notebooks, RStudio, and Galaxy. And we’ll also familiarize you with costs and billing in Terra so that you know what actions incur cloud costs and how to pay for them.

This is an in-person workshop.

Monday, June 27
1:00 - 4:00pm
Registration is closed.
Those accepted for the workshop will be notified on June 21.
Primer on Medical and Population Genetics
The Primer on Medical and Population Genetics is a series of weekly lectures on genetics topics related to human populations and disease. Experts from across the Medical and Population Genetics community at the Broad Institute give in-depth introductions to research in human genetics through overviews of core concepts and practical tutorials on tools for biostatistics, computational genomics, and variant annotation. Several talks each year focus on bioethical considerations in genomics research. Sessions are generally interactive and attendees are encouraged to raise questions.

Please note: When the weekly MPG meeting is cancelled (due to weather, conflicting events, etc.), primers are also cancelled.

September - January