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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



How to work and collaborate easily and securely on the cloud with Terra
This workshop will get you up and running with Terra, the new scalable platform for biomedical research developed at the Broad Institute in collaboration with Verily Life Sciences. (If you’ve seen or used FireCloud, think of Terra as the new and improved user interface that makes doing research easier than before!).

We will first cover the basics of doing research on the cloud and introduce you to Terra and the Data Biosphere. You’ll then get hands-on with Terra, learning how to access research data, run analysis tools, and seamlessly collaborate, all in a secure and scalable environment. We will guide you through running example workflows, interacting with Jupyter Notebooks, and working with the BigQuery data warehouse to help accelerate your own project in Terra. We will also show you how to manage data, security, and billing in Terra so that you can relax and focus on your science.

Target audience: Researchers new to cloud computing, FireCloud users, and project managers interested in learning how to use Terra.

July 25
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