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  • Keeping Archives Online Learning Series

    1 July 2016 - 31 December 2025

    Keeping Archives Online Learning Series https://dresa.org.au/events/keeping-archives-online-learning-series Our pioneering online learning program, based on our respected publication Keeping Archives, was launched in 2016. It provides a new level of learning in the archives and records profession, filling a gap between a tertiary course and on-the-job experience. These courses are ideal for: - People who are new to archives and need a grounding in archival principles; - Students who wish to enhance the archival component of their training; - Professional archivists who may require a refresher in new archival methods and theory – e.g. emergent web technologies and social media platforms; - Statutory organisations whose staff need records and archives knowledge as part of their responsibilities. - Organisations with volunteers who engage in archival work and need basic knowledge. 2016-07-01 09:00:00 UTC 2025-12-31 17:00:00 UTC Australian Society of Archivists Australia Australia Australian Society of Archivists office@archivists.org.au [] [] [] open_to_all ArchivesRecordsArvchivingRecordkeeping
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    13 - 15 April 2021

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation-9fbc07a0-6fc0-4487-9c94-6a0426856119 This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2021-04-13 12:00:00 UTC 2021-04-15 17:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation

    4 - 6 May 2021

    Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-python-and-data-visualisation-c14e5fdc-a3ae-4675-967a-cf862e29fd8f This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of python wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the `python` interface, data structures and data manipulation through the `pandas` package. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/python-workshop-base/) 2021-05-04 11:00:00 UTC 2021-05-06 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with containers

    12 May 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with containers https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-containers What are containers? Who uses them? When, and why? You'll hear an expert's overview of using containers on supercomputers and the Cloud, and learn from real life examples of simple, domain-agnostic use. Absolute beginners are welcome to come along and ask the questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask! This webinar is a collaboration between Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Australian BioCommons to celebrate Data Science Week. **Presenter:** Dr Sarah Beecroft, HPC Research Fellow, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre **Date/time:** 12 May 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST [**Register here**](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s5vlb2ZqRJGdcN6mGHFsGw) 2021-05-12 12:00:00 UTC 2021-05-12 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all BioinformaticsContainersWorkflows
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with command line bioinformatics

    22 June 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with command line bioinformatics https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-command-line-bioinformatics Bioinformatics skills are in demand like never before and biologists are stepping up to the challenge of learning to analyse large and ever growing datasets. Learning how to use the command line can open up many options for data analysis but getting started can be a little daunting for those without a background in computer science. Parice Brandies and Carolyn Hogg have recently put together [ten simple rules for getting started with command-line bioinformatics](https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008645) to help biologists begin their computational journeys. In this webinar Parice will walk you through their hints and tips for getting started with the command line. She’ll cover topics like learning tech speak, evaluating your data and workflows, assessing computational requirements, computing options, the basics of software installation, curating and testing scripts, a bit of bash and keeping good records. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for** Aspiring bioinformaticians and command line users from a variety of biological fields. **Presenter**: Parice Brandies, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney **Date/time:** 22 June 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fkETrWTbQNe35O9ye9OC9Q)** 2021-06-22 12:00:00 UTC 2021-06-22 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all Command lineBioinformaticsData analysis
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with deep learning

    21 July 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with deep learning https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-deep-learning Are you wondering what deep learning is and how it might be useful in your research? This high level overview will introduce deep learning ‘in a nutshell’ and provide tips on which concepts and skills you will need to know to build a deep learning application. The presentation also provides pointers to various resources you can use to get started in deep learning. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for: **Complete beginners in machine learning, deep learning, or programming, who want to investigate the potential application of AI systems in their research. **Presenter**: Dr Titus Tang, Senior Deep Learning Engineer, Data Science and AI Platform, Monash University **Date/time:** 21 July 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join: **This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jH3KjLZKQvatEil9PULIeA)** 2021-07-21 12:00:00 UTC 2021-07-21 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 [] open_to_all Deep learningBioinformatics
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with R

    16 August 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with R https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-r Data analysis skills are now central to most biological experiments. While Excel can cover some of your data analysis needs, it is not always the best choice, particularly for large and complex datasets. R is an open-source software and programming language that enables data exploration, statistical analysis visualisation and more. While it is the tool of choice for data analysis, getting started can be a little daunting for those without a background in statistics. In this webinar Saskia Freytag, an R user with over a decade of experience and member of the [Bioconductor Community Advisory Board](https://www.bioconductor.org/about/community-advisory-board/), will walk you through their hints and tips for getting started with R and data analysis. She’ll cover topics like [R Studio](https://www.rstudio.com/) and why you need it, where to get help, basic data manipulation, visualisations and extending R with libraries. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for** Aspiring data analysts from a variety of biological fields **Presenter**: Dr Saskia Freytag, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. **Date/time:** 16 August 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j3bXauUDQwW_q64JgnvdpQ)** 2021-08-16 12:00:00 UTC 2021-08-16 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all R softwareBioinformaticsComputer ScienceStatistics
  • A day in the life of a bioinformatician

    15 - 16 September 2021

    A day in the life of a bioinformatician https://dresa.org.au/events/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-bioinformatician During the workshop, we will be working with a publicly available transcriptomics (RNA-Seq) dataset and go through common steps involved in processing this data (including read quality assessment, alignment and differential gene expression). As part of this process we will be using shell to run programs and work with files, improve reproducibility with version control and create publication quality documents with latex. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. [The material we use was developed by COMBINE.](https://www.combine.org.au/) 2021-09-15 11:00:00 UTC 2021-09-16 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • WORKSHOP: Hybrid de novo genome assembly

    7 October 2021

    WORKSHOP: Hybrid de novo genome assembly https://dresa.org.au/events/workshop-hybrid-de-novo-genome-assembly It’s now easier than ever to assemble new reference genomes thanks to hybrid genome assembly approaches which enable research on organisms for which reference genomes were not previously available. These approaches combine the strengths of short (Illumina) and long (PacBio or Nanopore) read technologies, resulting in improved assembly quality. In this workshop we will learn how to create and assess genome assemblies from Illumina and Nanopore reads using data from a _Bacillus Subtilis_ strain. We will demonstrate two hybrid-assembly methods using the tools [Flye](https://github.com/fenderglass/Flye), [Pilon](https://github.com/broadinstitute/pilon/wiki), and [Unicycler](https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005595) to perform assembly and subsequent error correction. You will learn how to visualise input read sets and the assemblies produced at each stage and assess the quality of the final assembly. All analyses will be performed using [Galaxy Australia](https://usegalaxy.org.au/), an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. **Date/time:** 2 - 5pm AEDT/ 1 - 4pm AEST/ 1:30 - 4:30pm ACDT/ 11am - 2pm AWST, Thursday 7 October 2021 **Lead Trainer:** Grace Hall, Melbourne Bioinformatics **Learning outcomes** By the end of this workshop you should be able to: 1. Describe how Nanopore and Illumina reads can be used together to produce a high quality assembly 2. Use genome assembly and polishing programs in Galaxy Australia 3. Assess the quality of a genome assembly with and without a reference genome 4. Assemble an unknown, previously undocumented genome to high-quality using Nanopore and Illumina reads The workshop will NOT provide an introduction to the basics of Galaxy. If you would like to learn about this topic there are several tutorials available via the [Galaxy Training Network](https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/). **Who the workshop is for** This workshop is for Australian researchers who are or will perform hybrid genome assembly as part of their projects. To get the most out of the workshops you must have experience with the basics of using Galaxy Australia such as setting up a history, uploading data and running tools. It is recommended that you complete the tutorial [Galaxy 101 for Everyone](https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/topics/introduction/tutorials/galaxy-intro-101-everyone/tutorial.html). No programming experience is required. **How to apply** This workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection. **_Applications close at 11:59pm AEST Wednesday 29 September 2021._** You must be associated with an Australian organisation and provide an appropriate organisational email address for your application to be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application (successful, waiting list, unsuccessful) by Friday 1 October 2021. Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date. **Applications have closed** This workshop is presented by the [Australian BioCommons](https://www.biocommons.org.au/) and [Melbourne Bioinformatics](https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/) with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national[ Bioinformatics Training Cooperative](https://www.biocommons.org.au/training-cooperative). To hear when registrations open for other events, please[ subscribe](https://www.biocommons.org.au/subscribe) to the Australian BioCommons’ eNewsletter. 2021-10-07 14:00:00 UTC 2021-10-07 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] workshop expression_of_interest Genome assemblyde novo genome assemblyGalaxy Australia
  • eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference

    11 - 15 October 2021

    eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference https://dresa.org.au/events/eresearch-australasia-2021-conference The eResearch Australasia conference provides an exciting opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how ICT technologies can help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, find, understand and reuse information. 2021-10-11 12:00:00 UTC 2021-10-15 16:40:00 UTC Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Australia Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) mail@conferencedesign.com.au [] infrastructure managersresearchertechnical staffmanagersstudents 600 conferenceworkshop open_to_all eResearchconferenceresearchICT technologiesworkforcecommunityskillstrainingdatainfrastructureplatformsanalyticssoftwaretools
  • Australian BioCommons 2021 Showcase

    3 - 5 November 2021

    Australian BioCommons 2021 Showcase https://dresa.org.au/events/australian-biocommons-2021-showcase Australian BioCommons projects draw key players together to deliver complex enhancements and new solutions for the digital life sciences. Join us to discover the breadth of our activities, review the impact we’re having and connect over a collaborative vision for the future of Australian bioinformatics and bioscience research infrastructure. We’ll meet online over three afternoons to share achievements, challenges and future directions. We invite existing partners, potential contributors and interested colleagues to learn more about all aspects of the Australian BioCommons, and meet the wide network of peers working hard to make these collaborative projects a success. Join us for any or all of the sessions on Wed 3 Nov 3-6pm AEDT, Thu 4 Nov 2-5pm AEDT or Fri 5 Nov 2-5pm AEDT. **[Click here for program of speakers & registration details](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events/2021-showcase)** 2021-11-03 15:00:00 UTC 2021-11-05 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Christina Hall (christina@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 meeting open_to_all BioinformaticsReference Genomes Community engagementBioCloudHuman genomicsResearch infrastructure
  • WORKSHOP: Refining genome annotations with Apollo

    17 November 2021

    WORKSHOP: Refining genome annotations with Apollo https://dresa.org.au/events/workshop-refining-genome-annotations-with-apollo Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. This process typically involves a round of automated annotation followed by manual curation. Manual curation allows you to visualise your annotations so you can understand what your organism looks like, and then to manually refine these annotations along with any additional data you might have. This process is typically performed collaboratively as part of a team effort. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative, manual curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we will learn how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations using example data from an _E. coli_ strain. We’ll focus on the basics like getting data into Apollo, viewing evidence tracks, editing and adding structural and functional annotation, visualising the results and collaborating on genome annotations. This workshop will make use of a training instance of the new [Australian Apollo Service](https://apollo-portal.genome.edu.au/). This service enables Australian-based research groups and consortia to access Apollo and host genome assembly and supporting evidence files for free. This service has been made possible by The Australian BioCommons and partners at QCIF and Pawsey. To learn more about the Australian Apollo Service you can [join our webinar](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events/apollo-launch) on 29 September 2021. **Trainers** Dr Anthony Bretaudeau (French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment), Dr Helena Rasche (Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands), Dr Sarah Williams (QCIF), Dr Tiffanie Nelson (Australian BioCommons) **Date/Time** 3-6pm AEDT/ 2-5pm AEST/ 2:30-5:30pm ACDT / 12-3pm AWST, Wednesday 17 Nov 2021 **Learning outcomes** By the end of the workshop you should be able to: 1. Upload data to Apollo 2. Visualise your genome and associated automated annotations 3. Manually annotate genomes after automated annotations have been performed 4. Evaluate and visualise annotated genomic features 5. Use Apollo to collaborate on genome annotation This workshop is based on [training materials](https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material//topics/genome-annotation/tutorials/apollo/tutorial.html) developed for the Galaxy Training Network and the [Apollo User Guide](https://genomearchitect.readthedocs.io/en/latest/UsersGuide.html#). **Who the workshop is for** This workshop is for Australian researchers who have or will work on genome annotation and manual curation/editing as part of their projects. You should be familiar with the concepts of genome annotation and have, or soon have, genome annotation files that require manual annotation and curation. You do not need access to a personal or institutional instance of Apollo for this workshop. Access to a training instance of the Australian Apollo Service will be provided. **How to apply** This workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection. **_Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT, Thursday 4 November 2021_**. You must be associated with an Australian organisation and provide an appropriate organisational email address for your application to be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application (successful, waiting list, unsuccessful) by Friday 12 November 2021. Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date. **[Apply here](https://apollo-2021.eventbrite.com.au/)** This workshop is presented by the [Australian BioCommons](https://www.biocommons.org.au/) and [Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)](https://www.qcif.edu.au/) with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national[ Bioinformatics Training Cooperative](https://www.biocommons.org.au/training-cooperative). This event is part of a series of [bioinformatics training events](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events). If you'd like to hear when registrations open for other events, please [subscribe](https://www.biocommons.org.au/subscribe) to Australian BioCommons 2021-11-17 15:00:00 UTC 2021-11-17 18:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke melissa@biocommons.org.au [] [] workshop expression_of_interest Genome annotationBioinformaticsGenomics
  • P’Con – Embracing new solutions for in-situ visualisation

    8 December 2021

    P’Con – Embracing new solutions for in-situ visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-embracing-new-solutions-for-in-situ-visualisation The upcoming release of ParaView v5.10, a leading scientific visualisation application consolidates its implementation of the Catalyst API, a specification developed for simulations and scientific data producers to analyse and visualise data in situ. Join Jean Favre, senior visualisation software engineer at CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, to learn new in-situ visualisation solutions. Jean will start by reviewing some of the terminology and issues of different in-situ visualisation scenarios. Then, you will have the opportunity to briefly review some early Data Adaptors for tight-coupling of simulations and visualisation solutions, followed by an introduction of Conduit, an intuitive model for describing hierarchical scientific data. Both ParaView-Catalyst and Ascent use Conduit’s Mesh Blueprint, a set of conventions to describe computational simulation meshes. Jean will then present CSCS’ early experience in adopting ParaView-Catalyst and Ascent with two concrete examples of instrumentation of some proxy numerical applications. 2021-12-08 12:30:00 UTC 2021-12-08 14:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all supercomputingsupercomputervisualisationdata visualisation
  • P’Con – Experience with porting and scaling codes on AMD GPUs

    9 December 2021

    P’Con – Experience with porting and scaling codes on AMD GPUs https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-experience-with-porting-and-scaling-codes-on-amd-gpus As part of the first Pawsey PaCER Conference – P’con: Setting the pace for exascale – Sunita Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor with the Department of Computer & Information Sciences CIS at the University of Delaware and Computational Scientist at Brookhaven National Lab will join Maicon Faria from HPC Now! to discuss and share their experiences porting and scaling codes on AMD GPUs. The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre is undergoing a Capital Refresh, currently commissioning its Setonix supercomputer, which will be 30x more powerful than its current systems, Magnus and Galaxy. Setonix will feature 200k+ AMD EPYC™ Milan CPUs and 750+ AMD Instinct™ MI200 GPUs, configured such that it will provide a speed performance of 50 petaflops to Australian researchers, making it one of the largest supercomputers in the region. To support researchers’ transition to the new technology and to create a direct pathway to achieve superior scale on next-generation supercomputers, the Centre launched the PaCER initiative. Through a competitive process, PaCER selected 10 research groups. PaCER projects are gaining early access to supercomputing tools and infrastructure, training and exclusive hackathons focused on HPC performance at scale. This P'Con event is open to not only PaCER projects but also to the wider Australian research community. 2021-12-09 09:30:00 UTC 2021-12-09 12:00:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUsCPUssupercomputersupercomputingHPCAMD
  • P’Con – Getting ready for AMD GPU and Programming Techniques for Exa-scale presentation & panel discussion

    9 December 2021

    P’Con – Getting ready for AMD GPU and Programming Techniques for Exa-scale presentation & panel discussion https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-getting-ready-for-amd-gpu-and-programming-techniques-for-exa-scale-presentation-panel-discussion As part of the first PaCER Conference – P’con: Setting the pace for exascale – George Markomanolis, Lead HPC Scientist at CSC Finland, supporting Lumi Supercomputing, will talk about CSC’s experience of preparing for AMD GPUs. George Markomanolis is a Lead HPC Scientist at CSC – IT For Science Ltd in Finland. George is a member of the HPC Support team helping users optimize and port applications to CSC infrastructure. He is part of the team preparing and training users for the LUMI supercomputer, which includes porting codes and training users on how to port codes to AMD GPUs. George has also worked as an HPC Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He supported users of Summit as well as other available supercomputing facilities at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. George contributed to achieving the number 1 ranking in the IO-500 list during Supercomputing 2018 by tuning the benchmark on the Spectrum Scale file system. He is a member of the IO-500 committee. George’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, where he will be joined by Ugo Varetto, Pawsey CTO, and Jordi Blasco, HPCNow! CTO. The panel will discuss Programming Techniques for Exa-scale. 2021-12-09 12:30:00 UTC 2021-12-09 14:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUsAMDsupercomputersupercomputing
  • P’Con – OpenCL Dazzler Talk

    10 December 2021

    P’Con – OpenCL Dazzler Talk https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-opencl-dazzler-talk OpenCL is a framework for making effective use of the increasing number of cores across a wide range of compute devices, including the latest AMD Instinct GPU’s in Setonix. Dr. Toby Potter from Pelagos Consulting and Education will give a dazzler talk on OpenCL to highlight the advantages and special features that the framework enables. In the talk, Toby will cover high-level concepts, roadmap changes, implementations, and a demonstration of how OpenCL can be used in a real-world example. OpenCL Dazzler Talk, is part of the first PaCER Conference – P’con: A week where Pawsey continues setting the pace for exascale. 2021-12-10 12:30:00 UTC 2021-12-10 13:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUssupercomputersupercomputingOpenCL
  • P’Con – Introduction to Parallelware Analyzer

    10 December 2021

    P’Con – Introduction to Parallelware Analyzer https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-introduction-to-parallelware-analyzer As part of the first PaCER Conference – P’con: Setting the pace for exascale, Javier Novo Rodríguez from Appentra will be presenting about Parallelware. Agenda: - Welcome - Parallelware Analyzer - Live demo: Installation and initial set-up (e.g. telemetry) - Live demo: Quickstart using MATMUL (e.g. analyzable code, code patterns, opportunities) - Live demo: Canny edge detection (e.g. hybrid multi+simd) - Live demo: Advanced topics using MATMUL (e.g. configuration file, cross-file analysis, CMake, interprocedural) - Q&A 2021-12-10 13:30:00 UTC 2021-12-10 14:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUssupercomputersupercomputingParallelware Analyzer
  • Pawsey Intern Showcase 2022

    11 February 2022

    Pawsey Intern Showcase 2022 https://dresa.org.au/events/pawsey-intern-showcase-2022 The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre takes prides in its Summer Internship Program – working in partnership with bright students on challenging and interesting projects. Like last year, this year’s Intern cohort more than doubled in size, now at 47 Interns, working with dozens of committed PIs and supervisors around the country. The Intern Mentor Program also continues to grow and change, as does the range of trainings we immerse students in during Week 1 of the Program (and throughout). This year’s Interns continue to astound – working creatively and effectively during the intensive ten-week program without having to step into the Centre. A virtual (and literal) success! To view Intern posters and to hear about their projects and unique experiences, join our online conference. You will also hear more about the research happening with two interesting Intern Projects. 2022-02-11 09:45:00 UTC 2022-02-11 12:50:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Remo Platform, Online, Australia Remo Platform Online Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] conference open_to_all supercomputingsupercomputerinternshipinterns
  • WEBINAR: Establishing Gen3 to enable better human genome data sharing in Australia

    16 - 22 February 2022

    WEBINAR: Establishing Gen3 to enable better human genome data sharing in Australia https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-establishing-gen3-to-enable-better-human-genome-data-sharing-in-australia Australian human genome initiatives are generating vast amounts of human genome data. There is a desire and need to share data across projects but researchers face significant infrastructural, technical and administrative barriers in achieving this. To efficiently share and distribute their genome data they need scalable services and infrastructure that: is easily administered; allows for the efficient data management; enables sharing and interoperability; and is aligned with global standards for human genome data sharing. Australian BioCommons has brought together a team from[ Zero Childhood Cancer](https://www.zerochildhoodcancer.org.au/) (Zero), the[ University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research](https://mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/centre-for-cancer-research/home) (UMCCR),[ Australian Access Federation](https://aaf.edu.au/) and[ Melbourne Bioinformatics](https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/) to explore the use of Gen3 technology. Establishing systems for easier management and sharing of their human genome data holdings is no simple task, and the group wants to ensure that other Australian providers and Institutions can benefit from their experience and easily deploy the same solution in the future. [Gen3](https://gen3.org/) is an open source software suite that makes use of private and public clouds to tackle the challenges of data management, interoperability, data sharing and analysis. It has been used in several very large NIH-funded projects that collectively house and describe data derived from hundreds of thousands of human samples (e.g.[ NCI Genomic Data Commons](https://gdc.cancer.gov/),[ BloodPAC](https://www.bloodpac.org/),[ BrainCommons](https://www.braincommons.org/),[ Kids First Data Commons](https://kidsfirstdrc.org/)). In this webinar you’ll hear from UMCCR and Zero about their experiences and progress towards establishing Gen3 instances to better enable better human genome data sharing in Australia. They will outline the challenges and opportunities that have arisen through this Australian BioCommons project and demonstrate the capabilities of Gen3 for human genome research. **Date/time:** 16 February 2022 - 13:00-14:00 AEDT/ 12:00-13:00 AEST / 12:30 - 13:30 ACDT / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join:** This webinar is free to join but you must [register for a place](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZDfeLU_RT9CS9anotCpzZQ) in advance. 2022-02-16 13:00:00 UTC 2022-02-22 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all BioinformaticsResearch infrastructureHuman genomics
  • WORKSHOP: Introduction to Metabarcoding using Qiime2

    22 February 2022

    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Metabarcoding using Qiime2 https://dresa.org.au/events/workshop-introduction-to-metabarcoding-using-qiime2 Metabarcoding has revolutionized the study of biodiversity science. By combining DNA taxonomy with high-throughput DNA sequencing, it offers the potential to observe a larger diversity in the taxa within a single sample, rapidly expanding the scope of microbial analysis and generating high-quality biodiversity data. This workshop will introduce the topic of metabarcoding and how you can use Qiime2 to analyse 16S data and gain simultaneous identification of all taxa within a sample. Qiime2 is a popular tool used to perform powerful microbiome analysis that can transform your raw data into publication quality visuals and statistics. In this workshop, using example 16S data from the shallow-water marine anemone _E. diaphana_, you will learn how to use this pipeline to run essential steps in microbial analysis including generating taxonomic assignments and phylogenic trees, and performing both alpha- and beta- diversity analysis. **Date/time:** 12 - 5pm AEDT/ 11 - 4pm AEST/ 11:30 - 4:30 ACDT/ 9am - 2pm AWST, Tuesday 22 February 2022 **Lead Trainers:** Dr Ashley Dungan (School of Bioscience, University of Melbourne) and Dr Gayle Philip (Melbourne Bioinformatics) **Learning outcomes** By the end of this workshop you should be able to: 1. Understand data and metadata formats required for Qiime2 2. Use Qiime2 to: 1. Create and interpret sequence quality data 2. Generate taxonomy reports/tables and phylogenic trees based on amplicon sequence variants 3. Compare Alpha and Beta data analysis 4. Develop publication quality graphics and statistics using 16S sequencing data 3. Assess the results to determine the influence of genotype (an intrinsic factor) and environment (an extrinsic factor) on anemone-associated bacterial communities **Who the workshop is for** This workshop is for researchers studying microbiomes as part of their projects. The workshop will be conducted in a Unix environment so basic command line knowledge (e.g. logging in to a remote machine, navigating the directory structure and copy files between the computers) is a prerequisite You should be familiar with the concepts of microbial analysis a however no previous experience with Qiime2 is required. **How to apply** This workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection. You must be associated with an Australian organisation and provide an appropriate organisational email address for your application to be considered. Applications close 8 February 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date. **[Apply here](https://intro-qiime2.eventbrite.com.au/)** This workshop is presented by the[ Australian BioCommons](https://www.biocommons.org.au/) and[ Melbourne Bioinformatics](https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/) with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national[ Bioinformatics Training Cooperative](https://www.biocommons.org.au/training-cooperative). To hear when registrations open for other events, please[ subscribe](https://www.biocommons.org.au/subscribe) to the Australian BioCommons’ eNewsletter. 2022-02-22 12:00:00 UTC 2022-02-22 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 30 workshop expression_of_interest BioinformaticsMicrobiomeMetabarcodingMetagenomics
  • Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap at ACU Online

    8 March 2022

    Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap at ACU Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-capture-and-surveys-with-redcap-at-acu-online Would you like to enable secure and reliable data collection forms and manage online surveys? Would your study benefit from web-based data entry? Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) might be for you. This course will introduce you to REDCap, a rapidly evolving web tool developed by researchers for researchers. REDCap features a high level of security, and a high degree of customisability for your forms and advanced user access control. It also features free, unlimited survey distribution functionality and a sophisticated export module with support for all standard statistical programs. #### You'll learn: - Get started with REDCap - Create and set up projects - Design forms and surveys using the online designer - Define basic branching logic - Enter data and distribute surveys - Set up basic longitudinal projects #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/redcap101).** 2022-03-08 10:00:00 UTC 2022-03-08 13:00:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia ACU training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • WEBINAR: Conservation genomics and the age of extinction

    8 March 2022

    WEBINAR: Conservation genomics and the age of extinction https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-conservation-genomics-and-the-age-of-extinction Biodiversity is crashing and millions of plant and animal species are at the edge of extinction. Understanding the genetic diversity of these species is an important tool for conservation biology but obtaining high quality genomes for threatened species is not always straightforward. In this webinar Dr Carolyn Hogg speaks about the work she has been doing with the [Threatened Species Initiative](https://threatenedspeciesinitiative.com/) to build genomic resources to understand and protect Australia’s threatened species. Using examples such as the Kroombit Tinker Frog and the Greater Bilby, Carolyn describes some of the complexities and challenges of generating genomes from short reads and HiFi reads for critically endangered species. She outlines the technologies and resources being used and how these are bridging the gap between genomicists, bioinformaticians and conservation experts to help save Australian species. **Speaker: **Dr Carolyn Hogg, Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group, The University of Sydney **Who the webinar is for:** Anyone with an interest in the application of genomics to conservation biology. **How to join:** This webinar is free to join but you must [register for a place in advance](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QLLM7rRPTB2D3OQyGhSXgw). 2022-03-08 13:00:00 UTC 2022-03-08 14:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Online, Australia Online Online Australia Australian Biocommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] [] open_to_all Conservation genomicsThreatened SpeciesBioplatforms AustraliaThreatened Species Initiative
  • Data Visualisation in R at Deakin Online

    9 March 2022

    Data Visualisation in R at Deakin Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-visualisation-in-r-at-deakin-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will explore different types of graphs and learn how to customise them using one of the most popular plotting packages in R, ggplot2 (Data Visualisation). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Using the Grammar of Graphics to convert data into figures using the ggplot2 package - Configuring plot elements within ggplot2 - Exploring different types of plots using ggplot2 #### Prerequisites: Either Learn to Program: R or Learn to Program: R and R for Research needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R and R for Research courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. We also strongly recommend attending the Data Manipulation in R course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r202).** 2022-03-09 09:30:00 UTC 2022-03-09 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia Deakin training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Longitudinal Trials with REDCap at ACU Online

    9 March 2022

    Longitudinal Trials with REDCap at ACU Online https://dresa.org.au/events/longitudinal-trials-with-redcap-at-acu-online REDCap is a powerful and extensible application for managing and running longitiudinal data collection activities. With powerful features such as organising data collections instruments into predefined events, you can shephard your participants through a complex survey at various time points with very little configuration. This course will introduce some of REDCap's more advanced features for running longitudinal studies, and builds on the foundational material taught in REDCAP101 - Managing Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap. #### You'll learn: - Build a longitudinal project - Manage participants throughout multiple events - Configure and use Automated Survey Invitations - Use Smart Variables to add powerful features to your logic - Take advantage of high-granularity permissions for your collaborators - Understand the data structure of a longitudinal project #### Prerequisites: This course requires the participant to have a fairly good basic knowledge of REDCap. To come up to speed, consider taking our course REDCAP101: Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/redcap201).** 2022-03-09 10:00:00 UTC 2022-03-09 13:00:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia ACU training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Data Manipulation in R at UNSW Online

    9 March 2022

    Data Manipulation in R at UNSW Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-manipulation-in-r-at-unsw-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation using the dplyr package), as well as how to convert your data from one format to another (Data Transformation using the tidyr package). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - DataFrame Manipulation using the dplyr package - DataFrame Transformation using the tidyr package #### Prerequisites: Either Learn to Program: R or Learn to Program: R and R for Research needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R and R for Research courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r201).** 2022-03-09 13:30:00 UTC 2022-03-09 16:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UNSW training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Excel for Researchers at UC Online

    9 - 10 March 2022

    Excel for Researchers at UC Online https://dresa.org.au/events/excel-for-researchers-at-uc-online Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data. While aimed at novice Excel users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data. #### You'll learn: - 'Clean up’ messy research data - Organise, format and name your data - Interpret your data (SORTING, FILTERING, CONDITIONAL FORMATTING) - Perform calculations on your data using functions (MAX, MIN, AVERAGE) - Extract significant findings from your data (PIVOT TABLE, VLOOKUP) - Manipulate your data (convert data format, work with DATES and TIMES) - Create graphs and charts to visualise your data (CHARTS) - Handy tips to speed up your work #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/excel101).** 2022-03-09 13:30:00 UTC 2022-03-10 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UC training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Unix Shell and Command Line Basics at UOA Online

    9 March 2022

    Unix Shell and Command Line Basics at UOA Online https://dresa.org.au/events/unix-shell-and-command-line-basics-at-uoa-online The Unix environment is incredibly powerful but quite daunting to the newcomer. Command line confidence unlocks powerful computing resources beyond the desktop, including virtual machines and High Performance Computing. It enables repetitive tasks to be automated. And it comes with a swag of handy tools that can be combined in powerful ways. Getting started is the hardest part, but our helpful instructors are there to demystify Unix as you get to work running programs and writing scripts on the command line. Every attendee is given a dedicated training environment for the duration of the workshop, with all software and data fully loaded and ready to run. We teach this course within a GNU/Linux environment. This is best characterised as a Unix-like environment. We teach how to run commands within the Bash Shell. The skills you'll learn at this course are generally transferable to other Unix environments. #### You'll learn: - Navigate and work with files and directories (folders) - Use a selection of essential tools - Combine data and tools to build a processing workflow - Automate repetitive analysis using the command line #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/unix101).** 2022-03-09 13:30:00 UTC 2022-03-09 16:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UOA training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Data Visualisation in R at UNSW Online

    10 March 2022

    Data Visualisation in R at UNSW Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-visualisation-in-r-at-unsw-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will explore different types of graphs and learn how to customise them using one of the most popular plotting packages in R, ggplot2 (Data Visualisation). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Using the Grammar of Graphics to convert data into figures using the ggplot2 package - Configuring plot elements within ggplot2 - Exploring different types of plots using ggplot2 #### Prerequisites: Either Learn to Program: R or Learn to Program: R and R for Research needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R and R for Research courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. We also strongly recommend attending the Data Manipulation in R course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r202).** 2022-03-10 09:30:00 UTC 2022-03-10 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UNSW training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Learn to Program: R at Deakin Online

    10 - 11 March 2022

    Learn to Program: R at Deakin Online https://dresa.org.au/events/learn-to-program-r-at-deakin-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework. But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in. We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to the RStudio interface for programming - Basic syntax and data types in R - How to load external data into R - Creating functions (FUNCTIONS) - Repeating actions and analysing multiple data sets (LOOPS) - Making choices (IF STATEMENTS - CONDITIONALS) - Ways to visualise data in R #### Prerequisites: No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course. We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found here. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101).** 2022-03-10 09:30:00 UTC 2022-03-11 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia Deakin training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory)

    10 March 2022

    Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory) https://dresa.org.au/events/developments-with-cvl-uwa #####Dean Taylor (Senior Research Engineer, University of Western Australia) from the DevOps team (ACCS Project) talks about the progress with the release of a new node of the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) at UWA. The CVL brings together LINUX tools with graphical user interfaces in the one platform on HPC (in this instance HPC@Pawsey) to allow researchers in the characterisation sciences to use the power of high-performance computing in a low code environment. In this session, Dean will take us through how he is deploying CVL@UWA and discuss how the roll-out will occur. Please note that these sessions are recorded for storing in our repository and sharing via platforms such as YouTube. If you would prefer, please turn off your camera and mute your microphone during the session. This ACCS session is by invitation. Please click the button below to email to request an invitation. Selected materials will be available to share after the event. 2022-03-10 12:00:00 UTC 2022-03-10 13:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Perth, Australia Perth Australia University of Western Australia Kathryn Hall (kathryn.hall@uq.edu.au) [] technical stafffacilities staffinfrastructure managersresearchercharacterisation scientists webinar expression_of_interestby_invitation Characterisation Virtual LaboratoryCVL@UWAPawseyACCS
  • Keeping Archives Online Learning Series

    1 July 2016 - 31 December 2025

    Keeping Archives Online Learning Series https://dresa.org.au/events/keeping-archives-online-learning-series Our pioneering online learning program, based on our respected publication Keeping Archives, was launched in 2016. It provides a new level of learning in the archives and records profession, filling a gap between a tertiary course and on-the-job experience. These courses are ideal for: - People who are new to archives and need a grounding in archival principles; - Students who wish to enhance the archival component of their training; - Professional archivists who may require a refresher in new archival methods and theory – e.g. emergent web technologies and social media platforms; - Statutory organisations whose staff need records and archives knowledge as part of their responsibilities. - Organisations with volunteers who engage in archival work and need basic knowledge. 2016-07-01 09:00:00 UTC 2025-12-31 17:00:00 UTC Australian Society of Archivists Australia Australia Australian Society of Archivists office@archivists.org.au [] [] [] open_to_all ArchivesRecordsArvchivingRecordkeeping
  • Introduction to R and Data Visualisation

    13 - 15 April 2021

    Introduction to R and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-r-and-data-visualisation-9fbc07a0-6fc0-4487-9c94-6a0426856119 This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of R wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the R studio interface, data structures and data manipulation through dplyr and tidyverse packages. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation primarily through the ggplot2 suite. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-intro-2/) 2021-04-13 12:00:00 UTC 2021-04-15 17:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation

    4 - 6 May 2021

    Introduction to Python and Data Visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/introduction-to-python-and-data-visualisation-c14e5fdc-a3ae-4675-967a-cf862e29fd8f This workshop will be a gentle introduction to the basics of python wherein every concept will be thoroughly explained and ample time will be allocated for attendees to explore the course content. The first day will involve familiarising with the `python` interface, data structures and data manipulation through the `pandas` package. The second day will be introducing basic principles of data visualisation for scientific interpretation. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. The material we use was originally developed by the Monash Bioinformatics Platform and is [publicly available under a CC-BY 4.0 License.](https://monashdatafluency.github.io/python-workshop-base/) 2021-05-04 11:00:00 UTC 2021-05-06 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with containers

    12 May 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with containers https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-containers What are containers? Who uses them? When, and why? You'll hear an expert's overview of using containers on supercomputers and the Cloud, and learn from real life examples of simple, domain-agnostic use. Absolute beginners are welcome to come along and ask the questions you’ve been too embarrassed to ask! This webinar is a collaboration between Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and Australian BioCommons to celebrate Data Science Week. **Presenter:** Dr Sarah Beecroft, HPC Research Fellow, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre **Date/time:** 12 May 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST [**Register here**](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s5vlb2ZqRJGdcN6mGHFsGw) 2021-05-12 12:00:00 UTC 2021-05-12 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all BioinformaticsContainersWorkflows
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with command line bioinformatics

    22 June 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with command line bioinformatics https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-command-line-bioinformatics Bioinformatics skills are in demand like never before and biologists are stepping up to the challenge of learning to analyse large and ever growing datasets. Learning how to use the command line can open up many options for data analysis but getting started can be a little daunting for those without a background in computer science. Parice Brandies and Carolyn Hogg have recently put together [ten simple rules for getting started with command-line bioinformatics](https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008645) to help biologists begin their computational journeys. In this webinar Parice will walk you through their hints and tips for getting started with the command line. She’ll cover topics like learning tech speak, evaluating your data and workflows, assessing computational requirements, computing options, the basics of software installation, curating and testing scripts, a bit of bash and keeping good records. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for** Aspiring bioinformaticians and command line users from a variety of biological fields. **Presenter**: Parice Brandies, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney **Date/time:** 22 June 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fkETrWTbQNe35O9ye9OC9Q)** 2021-06-22 12:00:00 UTC 2021-06-22 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all Command lineBioinformaticsData analysis
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with deep learning

    21 July 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with deep learning https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-deep-learning Are you wondering what deep learning is and how it might be useful in your research? This high level overview will introduce deep learning ‘in a nutshell’ and provide tips on which concepts and skills you will need to know to build a deep learning application. The presentation also provides pointers to various resources you can use to get started in deep learning. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for: **Complete beginners in machine learning, deep learning, or programming, who want to investigate the potential application of AI systems in their research. **Presenter**: Dr Titus Tang, Senior Deep Learning Engineer, Data Science and AI Platform, Monash University **Date/time:** 21 July 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join: **This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jH3KjLZKQvatEil9PULIeA)** 2021-07-21 12:00:00 UTC 2021-07-21 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 [] open_to_all Deep learningBioinformatics
  • WEBINAR: Getting started with R

    16 August 2021

    WEBINAR: Getting started with R https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-getting-started-with-r Data analysis skills are now central to most biological experiments. While Excel can cover some of your data analysis needs, it is not always the best choice, particularly for large and complex datasets. R is an open-source software and programming language that enables data exploration, statistical analysis visualisation and more. While it is the tool of choice for data analysis, getting started can be a little daunting for those without a background in statistics. In this webinar Saskia Freytag, an R user with over a decade of experience and member of the [Bioconductor Community Advisory Board](https://www.bioconductor.org/about/community-advisory-board/), will walk you through their hints and tips for getting started with R and data analysis. She’ll cover topics like [R Studio](https://www.rstudio.com/) and why you need it, where to get help, basic data manipulation, visualisations and extending R with libraries. The webinar will be followed by a short Q&A session. **Who the webinar is for** Aspiring data analysts from a variety of biological fields **Presenter**: Dr Saskia Freytag, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. **Date/time:** 16 August 2021 - 12:00-13:00 AEST / 11:30 - 12:30 ACST / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join** This webinar is free to join but you must register for a place in advance. **[Register here](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j3bXauUDQwW_q64JgnvdpQ)** 2021-08-16 12:00:00 UTC 2021-08-16 13:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all R softwareBioinformaticsComputer ScienceStatistics
  • A day in the life of a bioinformatician

    15 - 16 September 2021

    A day in the life of a bioinformatician https://dresa.org.au/events/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-bioinformatician During the workshop, we will be working with a publicly available transcriptomics (RNA-Seq) dataset and go through common steps involved in processing this data (including read quality assessment, alignment and differential gene expression). As part of this process we will be using shell to run programs and work with files, improve reproducibility with version control and create publication quality documents with latex. - $20 registration – Attendees who attend *at least 50% of the workshop* will be refunded the full amount. - Registration closes one day before the workshop, or when capacity is reached. - This workshop will run for 2 days. Please note that during the workshop, all important communications will be in the workshop slack channel. Join our mailing list at [https://www.combine.org.au/join/](https://www.combine.org.au/join/) and our slack channel at [http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK](http://bit.ly/COMBINE_SLACK) to receive updates on events and workshops. [The material we use was developed by COMBINE.](https://www.combine.org.au/) 2021-09-15 11:00:00 UTC 2021-09-16 15:00:00 UTC Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.), Virtual, Australia Zoom & Slack (You will receive the zoom link and slack channel invite just before the workshop.) Virtual Australia Australian Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Student Society (COMBINE) combine@combine.org.au [] anystudentsresearch studentsresearchers 40 workshop open_to_all []
  • WORKSHOP: Hybrid de novo genome assembly

    7 October 2021

    WORKSHOP: Hybrid de novo genome assembly https://dresa.org.au/events/workshop-hybrid-de-novo-genome-assembly It’s now easier than ever to assemble new reference genomes thanks to hybrid genome assembly approaches which enable research on organisms for which reference genomes were not previously available. These approaches combine the strengths of short (Illumina) and long (PacBio or Nanopore) read technologies, resulting in improved assembly quality. In this workshop we will learn how to create and assess genome assemblies from Illumina and Nanopore reads using data from a _Bacillus Subtilis_ strain. We will demonstrate two hybrid-assembly methods using the tools [Flye](https://github.com/fenderglass/Flye), [Pilon](https://github.com/broadinstitute/pilon/wiki), and [Unicycler](https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005595) to perform assembly and subsequent error correction. You will learn how to visualise input read sets and the assemblies produced at each stage and assess the quality of the final assembly. All analyses will be performed using [Galaxy Australia](https://usegalaxy.org.au/), an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. **Date/time:** 2 - 5pm AEDT/ 1 - 4pm AEST/ 1:30 - 4:30pm ACDT/ 11am - 2pm AWST, Thursday 7 October 2021 **Lead Trainer:** Grace Hall, Melbourne Bioinformatics **Learning outcomes** By the end of this workshop you should be able to: 1. Describe how Nanopore and Illumina reads can be used together to produce a high quality assembly 2. Use genome assembly and polishing programs in Galaxy Australia 3. Assess the quality of a genome assembly with and without a reference genome 4. Assemble an unknown, previously undocumented genome to high-quality using Nanopore and Illumina reads The workshop will NOT provide an introduction to the basics of Galaxy. If you would like to learn about this topic there are several tutorials available via the [Galaxy Training Network](https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/). **Who the workshop is for** This workshop is for Australian researchers who are or will perform hybrid genome assembly as part of their projects. To get the most out of the workshops you must have experience with the basics of using Galaxy Australia such as setting up a history, uploading data and running tools. It is recommended that you complete the tutorial [Galaxy 101 for Everyone](https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/topics/introduction/tutorials/galaxy-intro-101-everyone/tutorial.html). No programming experience is required. **How to apply** This workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection. **_Applications close at 11:59pm AEST Wednesday 29 September 2021._** You must be associated with an Australian organisation and provide an appropriate organisational email address for your application to be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application (successful, waiting list, unsuccessful) by Friday 1 October 2021. Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date. **Applications have closed** This workshop is presented by the [Australian BioCommons](https://www.biocommons.org.au/) and [Melbourne Bioinformatics](https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/) with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national[ Bioinformatics Training Cooperative](https://www.biocommons.org.au/training-cooperative). To hear when registrations open for other events, please[ subscribe](https://www.biocommons.org.au/subscribe) to the Australian BioCommons’ eNewsletter. 2021-10-07 14:00:00 UTC 2021-10-07 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] workshop expression_of_interest Genome assemblyde novo genome assemblyGalaxy Australia
  • eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference

    11 - 15 October 2021

    eResearch Australasia 2021 Conference https://dresa.org.au/events/eresearch-australasia-2021-conference The eResearch Australasia conference provides an exciting opportunity for delegates to engage, connect and share their ideas and exemplars concerning new information centric research capabilities, and how ICT technologies can help researchers to collaborate, collect, manage, share, process, analyse, find, understand and reuse information. 2021-10-11 12:00:00 UTC 2021-10-15 16:40:00 UTC Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Australia Australasian eResearch Organisations (AeRO) mail@conferencedesign.com.au [] infrastructure managersresearchertechnical staffmanagersstudents 600 conferenceworkshop open_to_all eResearchconferenceresearchICT technologiesworkforcecommunityskillstrainingdatainfrastructureplatformsanalyticssoftwaretools
  • Australian BioCommons 2021 Showcase

    3 - 5 November 2021

    Australian BioCommons 2021 Showcase https://dresa.org.au/events/australian-biocommons-2021-showcase Australian BioCommons projects draw key players together to deliver complex enhancements and new solutions for the digital life sciences. Join us to discover the breadth of our activities, review the impact we’re having and connect over a collaborative vision for the future of Australian bioinformatics and bioscience research infrastructure. We’ll meet online over three afternoons to share achievements, challenges and future directions. We invite existing partners, potential contributors and interested colleagues to learn more about all aspects of the Australian BioCommons, and meet the wide network of peers working hard to make these collaborative projects a success. Join us for any or all of the sessions on Wed 3 Nov 3-6pm AEDT, Thu 4 Nov 2-5pm AEDT or Fri 5 Nov 2-5pm AEDT. **[Click here for program of speakers & registration details](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events/2021-showcase)** 2021-11-03 15:00:00 UTC 2021-11-05 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Christina Hall (christina@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 meeting open_to_all BioinformaticsReference Genomes Community engagementBioCloudHuman genomicsResearch infrastructure
  • WORKSHOP: Refining genome annotations with Apollo

    17 November 2021

    WORKSHOP: Refining genome annotations with Apollo https://dresa.org.au/events/workshop-refining-genome-annotations-with-apollo Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. This process typically involves a round of automated annotation followed by manual curation. Manual curation allows you to visualise your annotations so you can understand what your organism looks like, and then to manually refine these annotations along with any additional data you might have. This process is typically performed collaboratively as part of a team effort. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative, manual curation and genome annotation editing. In this workshop we will learn how to use Apollo to refine genome annotations using example data from an _E. coli_ strain. We’ll focus on the basics like getting data into Apollo, viewing evidence tracks, editing and adding structural and functional annotation, visualising the results and collaborating on genome annotations. This workshop will make use of a training instance of the new [Australian Apollo Service](https://apollo-portal.genome.edu.au/). This service enables Australian-based research groups and consortia to access Apollo and host genome assembly and supporting evidence files for free. This service has been made possible by The Australian BioCommons and partners at QCIF and Pawsey. To learn more about the Australian Apollo Service you can [join our webinar](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events/apollo-launch) on 29 September 2021. **Trainers** Dr Anthony Bretaudeau (French National Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment), Dr Helena Rasche (Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands), Dr Sarah Williams (QCIF), Dr Tiffanie Nelson (Australian BioCommons) **Date/Time** 3-6pm AEDT/ 2-5pm AEST/ 2:30-5:30pm ACDT / 12-3pm AWST, Wednesday 17 Nov 2021 **Learning outcomes** By the end of the workshop you should be able to: 1. Upload data to Apollo 2. Visualise your genome and associated automated annotations 3. Manually annotate genomes after automated annotations have been performed 4. Evaluate and visualise annotated genomic features 5. Use Apollo to collaborate on genome annotation This workshop is based on [training materials](https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material//topics/genome-annotation/tutorials/apollo/tutorial.html) developed for the Galaxy Training Network and the [Apollo User Guide](https://genomearchitect.readthedocs.io/en/latest/UsersGuide.html#). **Who the workshop is for** This workshop is for Australian researchers who have or will work on genome annotation and manual curation/editing as part of their projects. You should be familiar with the concepts of genome annotation and have, or soon have, genome annotation files that require manual annotation and curation. You do not need access to a personal or institutional instance of Apollo for this workshop. Access to a training instance of the Australian Apollo Service will be provided. **How to apply** This workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection. **_Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT, Thursday 4 November 2021_**. You must be associated with an Australian organisation and provide an appropriate organisational email address for your application to be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application (successful, waiting list, unsuccessful) by Friday 12 November 2021. Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date. **[Apply here](https://apollo-2021.eventbrite.com.au/)** This workshop is presented by the [Australian BioCommons](https://www.biocommons.org.au/) and [Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF)](https://www.qcif.edu.au/) with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national[ Bioinformatics Training Cooperative](https://www.biocommons.org.au/training-cooperative). This event is part of a series of [bioinformatics training events](https://www.biocommons.org.au/events). If you'd like to hear when registrations open for other events, please [subscribe](https://www.biocommons.org.au/subscribe) to Australian BioCommons 2021-11-17 15:00:00 UTC 2021-11-17 18:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke melissa@biocommons.org.au [] [] workshop expression_of_interest Genome annotationBioinformaticsGenomics
  • P’Con – Embracing new solutions for in-situ visualisation

    8 December 2021

    P’Con – Embracing new solutions for in-situ visualisation https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-embracing-new-solutions-for-in-situ-visualisation The upcoming release of ParaView v5.10, a leading scientific visualisation application consolidates its implementation of the Catalyst API, a specification developed for simulations and scientific data producers to analyse and visualise data in situ. Join Jean Favre, senior visualisation software engineer at CSCS, the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre, to learn new in-situ visualisation solutions. Jean will start by reviewing some of the terminology and issues of different in-situ visualisation scenarios. Then, you will have the opportunity to briefly review some early Data Adaptors for tight-coupling of simulations and visualisation solutions, followed by an introduction of Conduit, an intuitive model for describing hierarchical scientific data. Both ParaView-Catalyst and Ascent use Conduit’s Mesh Blueprint, a set of conventions to describe computational simulation meshes. Jean will then present CSCS’ early experience in adopting ParaView-Catalyst and Ascent with two concrete examples of instrumentation of some proxy numerical applications. 2021-12-08 12:30:00 UTC 2021-12-08 14:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all supercomputingsupercomputervisualisationdata visualisation
  • P’Con – Experience with porting and scaling codes on AMD GPUs

    9 December 2021

    P’Con – Experience with porting and scaling codes on AMD GPUs https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-experience-with-porting-and-scaling-codes-on-amd-gpus As part of the first Pawsey PaCER Conference – P’con: Setting the pace for exascale – Sunita Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor with the Department of Computer & Information Sciences CIS at the University of Delaware and Computational Scientist at Brookhaven National Lab will join Maicon Faria from HPC Now! to discuss and share their experiences porting and scaling codes on AMD GPUs. The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre is undergoing a Capital Refresh, currently commissioning its Setonix supercomputer, which will be 30x more powerful than its current systems, Magnus and Galaxy. Setonix will feature 200k+ AMD EPYC™ Milan CPUs and 750+ AMD Instinct™ MI200 GPUs, configured such that it will provide a speed performance of 50 petaflops to Australian researchers, making it one of the largest supercomputers in the region. To support researchers’ transition to the new technology and to create a direct pathway to achieve superior scale on next-generation supercomputers, the Centre launched the PaCER initiative. Through a competitive process, PaCER selected 10 research groups. PaCER projects are gaining early access to supercomputing tools and infrastructure, training and exclusive hackathons focused on HPC performance at scale. This P'Con event is open to not only PaCER projects but also to the wider Australian research community. 2021-12-09 09:30:00 UTC 2021-12-09 12:00:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUsCPUssupercomputersupercomputingHPCAMD
  • P’Con – Getting ready for AMD GPU and Programming Techniques for Exa-scale presentation & panel discussion

    9 December 2021

    P’Con – Getting ready for AMD GPU and Programming Techniques for Exa-scale presentation & panel discussion https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-getting-ready-for-amd-gpu-and-programming-techniques-for-exa-scale-presentation-panel-discussion As part of the first PaCER Conference – P’con: Setting the pace for exascale – George Markomanolis, Lead HPC Scientist at CSC Finland, supporting Lumi Supercomputing, will talk about CSC’s experience of preparing for AMD GPUs. George Markomanolis is a Lead HPC Scientist at CSC – IT For Science Ltd in Finland. George is a member of the HPC Support team helping users optimize and port applications to CSC infrastructure. He is part of the team preparing and training users for the LUMI supercomputer, which includes porting codes and training users on how to port codes to AMD GPUs. George has also worked as an HPC Engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He supported users of Summit as well as other available supercomputing facilities at Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. George contributed to achieving the number 1 ranking in the IO-500 list during Supercomputing 2018 by tuning the benchmark on the Spectrum Scale file system. He is a member of the IO-500 committee. George’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion, where he will be joined by Ugo Varetto, Pawsey CTO, and Jordi Blasco, HPCNow! CTO. The panel will discuss Programming Techniques for Exa-scale. 2021-12-09 12:30:00 UTC 2021-12-09 14:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUsAMDsupercomputersupercomputing
  • P’Con – OpenCL Dazzler Talk

    10 December 2021

    P’Con – OpenCL Dazzler Talk https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-opencl-dazzler-talk OpenCL is a framework for making effective use of the increasing number of cores across a wide range of compute devices, including the latest AMD Instinct GPU’s in Setonix. Dr. Toby Potter from Pelagos Consulting and Education will give a dazzler talk on OpenCL to highlight the advantages and special features that the framework enables. In the talk, Toby will cover high-level concepts, roadmap changes, implementations, and a demonstration of how OpenCL can be used in a real-world example. OpenCL Dazzler Talk, is part of the first PaCER Conference – P’con: A week where Pawsey continues setting the pace for exascale. 2021-12-10 12:30:00 UTC 2021-12-10 13:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUssupercomputersupercomputingOpenCL
  • P’Con – Introduction to Parallelware Analyzer

    10 December 2021

    P’Con – Introduction to Parallelware Analyzer https://dresa.org.au/events/p-con-introduction-to-parallelware-analyzer As part of the first PaCER Conference – P’con: Setting the pace for exascale, Javier Novo Rodríguez from Appentra will be presenting about Parallelware. Agenda: - Welcome - Parallelware Analyzer - Live demo: Installation and initial set-up (e.g. telemetry) - Live demo: Quickstart using MATMUL (e.g. analyzable code, code patterns, opportunities) - Live demo: Canny edge detection (e.g. hybrid multi+simd) - Live demo: Advanced topics using MATMUL (e.g. configuration file, cross-file analysis, CMake, interprocedural) - Q&A 2021-12-10 13:30:00 UTC 2021-12-10 14:30:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Kensington, Australia Kensington Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] webinar open_to_all GPUssupercomputersupercomputingParallelware Analyzer
  • Pawsey Intern Showcase 2022

    11 February 2022

    Pawsey Intern Showcase 2022 https://dresa.org.au/events/pawsey-intern-showcase-2022 The Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre takes prides in its Summer Internship Program – working in partnership with bright students on challenging and interesting projects. Like last year, this year’s Intern cohort more than doubled in size, now at 47 Interns, working with dozens of committed PIs and supervisors around the country. The Intern Mentor Program also continues to grow and change, as does the range of trainings we immerse students in during Week 1 of the Program (and throughout). This year’s Interns continue to astound – working creatively and effectively during the intensive ten-week program without having to step into the Centre. A virtual (and literal) success! To view Intern posters and to hear about their projects and unique experiences, join our online conference. You will also hear more about the research happening with two interesting Intern Projects. 2022-02-11 09:45:00 UTC 2022-02-11 12:50:00 UTC Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre Remo Platform, Online, Australia Remo Platform Online Australia 6151 Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre training@pawsey.org.au [] [] conference open_to_all supercomputingsupercomputerinternshipinterns
  • WEBINAR: Establishing Gen3 to enable better human genome data sharing in Australia

    16 - 22 February 2022

    WEBINAR: Establishing Gen3 to enable better human genome data sharing in Australia https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-establishing-gen3-to-enable-better-human-genome-data-sharing-in-australia Australian human genome initiatives are generating vast amounts of human genome data. There is a desire and need to share data across projects but researchers face significant infrastructural, technical and administrative barriers in achieving this. To efficiently share and distribute their genome data they need scalable services and infrastructure that: is easily administered; allows for the efficient data management; enables sharing and interoperability; and is aligned with global standards for human genome data sharing. Australian BioCommons has brought together a team from[ Zero Childhood Cancer](https://www.zerochildhoodcancer.org.au/) (Zero), the[ University of Melbourne Centre for Cancer Research](https://mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/centre-for-cancer-research/home) (UMCCR),[ Australian Access Federation](https://aaf.edu.au/) and[ Melbourne Bioinformatics](https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/) to explore the use of Gen3 technology. Establishing systems for easier management and sharing of their human genome data holdings is no simple task, and the group wants to ensure that other Australian providers and Institutions can benefit from their experience and easily deploy the same solution in the future. [Gen3](https://gen3.org/) is an open source software suite that makes use of private and public clouds to tackle the challenges of data management, interoperability, data sharing and analysis. It has been used in several very large NIH-funded projects that collectively house and describe data derived from hundreds of thousands of human samples (e.g.[ NCI Genomic Data Commons](https://gdc.cancer.gov/),[ BloodPAC](https://www.bloodpac.org/),[ BrainCommons](https://www.braincommons.org/),[ Kids First Data Commons](https://kidsfirstdrc.org/)). In this webinar you’ll hear from UMCCR and Zero about their experiences and progress towards establishing Gen3 instances to better enable better human genome data sharing in Australia. They will outline the challenges and opportunities that have arisen through this Australian BioCommons project and demonstrate the capabilities of Gen3 for human genome research. **Date/time:** 16 February 2022 - 13:00-14:00 AEDT/ 12:00-13:00 AEST / 12:30 - 13:30 ACDT / 10:00-11:00 AWST **How to join:** This webinar is free to join but you must [register for a place](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZDfeLU_RT9CS9anotCpzZQ) in advance. 2022-02-16 13:00:00 UTC 2022-02-22 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 500 webinar open_to_all BioinformaticsResearch infrastructureHuman genomics
  • WORKSHOP: Introduction to Metabarcoding using Qiime2

    22 February 2022

    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Metabarcoding using Qiime2 https://dresa.org.au/events/workshop-introduction-to-metabarcoding-using-qiime2 Metabarcoding has revolutionized the study of biodiversity science. By combining DNA taxonomy with high-throughput DNA sequencing, it offers the potential to observe a larger diversity in the taxa within a single sample, rapidly expanding the scope of microbial analysis and generating high-quality biodiversity data. This workshop will introduce the topic of metabarcoding and how you can use Qiime2 to analyse 16S data and gain simultaneous identification of all taxa within a sample. Qiime2 is a popular tool used to perform powerful microbiome analysis that can transform your raw data into publication quality visuals and statistics. In this workshop, using example 16S data from the shallow-water marine anemone _E. diaphana_, you will learn how to use this pipeline to run essential steps in microbial analysis including generating taxonomic assignments and phylogenic trees, and performing both alpha- and beta- diversity analysis. **Date/time:** 12 - 5pm AEDT/ 11 - 4pm AEST/ 11:30 - 4:30 ACDT/ 9am - 2pm AWST, Tuesday 22 February 2022 **Lead Trainers:** Dr Ashley Dungan (School of Bioscience, University of Melbourne) and Dr Gayle Philip (Melbourne Bioinformatics) **Learning outcomes** By the end of this workshop you should be able to: 1. Understand data and metadata formats required for Qiime2 2. Use Qiime2 to: 1. Create and interpret sequence quality data 2. Generate taxonomy reports/tables and phylogenic trees based on amplicon sequence variants 3. Compare Alpha and Beta data analysis 4. Develop publication quality graphics and statistics using 16S sequencing data 3. Assess the results to determine the influence of genotype (an intrinsic factor) and environment (an extrinsic factor) on anemone-associated bacterial communities **Who the workshop is for** This workshop is for researchers studying microbiomes as part of their projects. The workshop will be conducted in a Unix environment so basic command line knowledge (e.g. logging in to a remote machine, navigating the directory structure and copy files between the computers) is a prerequisite You should be familiar with the concepts of microbial analysis a however no previous experience with Qiime2 is required. **How to apply** This workshop is free but participation is subject to application with selection. You must be associated with an Australian organisation and provide an appropriate organisational email address for your application to be considered. Applications close 8 February 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the organising committee and all applicants will be informed of the status of their application Successful applicants will be provided with a Zoom meeting link closer to the date. **[Apply here](https://intro-qiime2.eventbrite.com.au/)** This workshop is presented by the[ Australian BioCommons](https://www.biocommons.org.au/) and[ Melbourne Bioinformatics](https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/) with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national[ Bioinformatics Training Cooperative](https://www.biocommons.org.au/training-cooperative). To hear when registrations open for other events, please[ subscribe](https://www.biocommons.org.au/subscribe) to the Australian BioCommons’ eNewsletter. 2022-02-22 12:00:00 UTC 2022-02-22 17:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Australia Online Australia Australian BioCommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] 30 workshop expression_of_interest BioinformaticsMicrobiomeMetabarcodingMetagenomics
  • Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap at ACU Online

    8 March 2022

    Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap at ACU Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-capture-and-surveys-with-redcap-at-acu-online Would you like to enable secure and reliable data collection forms and manage online surveys? Would your study benefit from web-based data entry? Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) might be for you. This course will introduce you to REDCap, a rapidly evolving web tool developed by researchers for researchers. REDCap features a high level of security, and a high degree of customisability for your forms and advanced user access control. It also features free, unlimited survey distribution functionality and a sophisticated export module with support for all standard statistical programs. #### You'll learn: - Get started with REDCap - Create and set up projects - Design forms and surveys using the online designer - Define basic branching logic - Enter data and distribute surveys - Set up basic longitudinal projects #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/redcap101).** 2022-03-08 10:00:00 UTC 2022-03-08 13:00:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia ACU training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • WEBINAR: Conservation genomics and the age of extinction

    8 March 2022

    WEBINAR: Conservation genomics and the age of extinction https://dresa.org.au/events/webinar-conservation-genomics-and-the-age-of-extinction Biodiversity is crashing and millions of plant and animal species are at the edge of extinction. Understanding the genetic diversity of these species is an important tool for conservation biology but obtaining high quality genomes for threatened species is not always straightforward. In this webinar Dr Carolyn Hogg speaks about the work she has been doing with the [Threatened Species Initiative](https://threatenedspeciesinitiative.com/) to build genomic resources to understand and protect Australia’s threatened species. Using examples such as the Kroombit Tinker Frog and the Greater Bilby, Carolyn describes some of the complexities and challenges of generating genomes from short reads and HiFi reads for critically endangered species. She outlines the technologies and resources being used and how these are bridging the gap between genomicists, bioinformaticians and conservation experts to help save Australian species. **Speaker: **Dr Carolyn Hogg, Australasian Wildlife Genomics Group, The University of Sydney **Who the webinar is for:** Anyone with an interest in the application of genomics to conservation biology. **How to join:** This webinar is free to join but you must [register for a place in advance](https://unimelb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QLLM7rRPTB2D3OQyGhSXgw). 2022-03-08 13:00:00 UTC 2022-03-08 14:00:00 UTC Australian BioCommons Online, Online, Australia Online Online Australia Australian Biocommons Melissa Burke (melissa@biocommons.org.au) [] [] [] open_to_all Conservation genomicsThreatened SpeciesBioplatforms AustraliaThreatened Species Initiative
  • Data Visualisation in R at Deakin Online

    9 March 2022

    Data Visualisation in R at Deakin Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-visualisation-in-r-at-deakin-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will explore different types of graphs and learn how to customise them using one of the most popular plotting packages in R, ggplot2 (Data Visualisation). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Using the Grammar of Graphics to convert data into figures using the ggplot2 package - Configuring plot elements within ggplot2 - Exploring different types of plots using ggplot2 #### Prerequisites: Either Learn to Program: R or Learn to Program: R and R for Research needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R and R for Research courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. We also strongly recommend attending the Data Manipulation in R course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r202).** 2022-03-09 09:30:00 UTC 2022-03-09 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia Deakin training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Longitudinal Trials with REDCap at ACU Online

    9 March 2022

    Longitudinal Trials with REDCap at ACU Online https://dresa.org.au/events/longitudinal-trials-with-redcap-at-acu-online REDCap is a powerful and extensible application for managing and running longitiudinal data collection activities. With powerful features such as organising data collections instruments into predefined events, you can shephard your participants through a complex survey at various time points with very little configuration. This course will introduce some of REDCap's more advanced features for running longitudinal studies, and builds on the foundational material taught in REDCAP101 - Managing Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap. #### You'll learn: - Build a longitudinal project - Manage participants throughout multiple events - Configure and use Automated Survey Invitations - Use Smart Variables to add powerful features to your logic - Take advantage of high-granularity permissions for your collaborators - Understand the data structure of a longitudinal project #### Prerequisites: This course requires the participant to have a fairly good basic knowledge of REDCap. To come up to speed, consider taking our course REDCAP101: Data Capture and Surveys with REDCap. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/redcap201).** 2022-03-09 10:00:00 UTC 2022-03-09 13:00:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia ACU training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Data Manipulation in R at UNSW Online

    9 March 2022

    Data Manipulation in R at UNSW Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-manipulation-in-r-at-unsw-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will learn how to manipulate, explore and get insights from your data (Data Manipulation using the dplyr package), as well as how to convert your data from one format to another (Data Transformation using the tidyr package). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - DataFrame Manipulation using the dplyr package - DataFrame Transformation using the tidyr package #### Prerequisites: Either Learn to Program: R or Learn to Program: R and R for Research needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R and R for Research courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r201).** 2022-03-09 13:30:00 UTC 2022-03-09 16:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UNSW training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Excel for Researchers at UC Online

    9 - 10 March 2022

    Excel for Researchers at UC Online https://dresa.org.au/events/excel-for-researchers-at-uc-online Data rarely comes in the form you require. Often it is messy. Sometimes it is incomplete. And sometimes there's too much of it. Frequently, it has errors. We'll use one of the most widespread data wrangling tools, Microsoft Excel, to import, sort, filter, copy, protect, transform, summarise, merge, and visualise research data. While aimed at novice Excel users, most attendees will walk away with new tricks to work more efficiently with their research data. #### You'll learn: - 'Clean up’ messy research data - Organise, format and name your data - Interpret your data (SORTING, FILTERING, CONDITIONAL FORMATTING) - Perform calculations on your data using functions (MAX, MIN, AVERAGE) - Extract significant findings from your data (PIVOT TABLE, VLOOKUP) - Manipulate your data (convert data format, work with DATES and TIMES) - Create graphs and charts to visualise your data (CHARTS) - Handy tips to speed up your work #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/excel101).** 2022-03-09 13:30:00 UTC 2022-03-10 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UC training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Unix Shell and Command Line Basics at UOA Online

    9 March 2022

    Unix Shell and Command Line Basics at UOA Online https://dresa.org.au/events/unix-shell-and-command-line-basics-at-uoa-online The Unix environment is incredibly powerful but quite daunting to the newcomer. Command line confidence unlocks powerful computing resources beyond the desktop, including virtual machines and High Performance Computing. It enables repetitive tasks to be automated. And it comes with a swag of handy tools that can be combined in powerful ways. Getting started is the hardest part, but our helpful instructors are there to demystify Unix as you get to work running programs and writing scripts on the command line. Every attendee is given a dedicated training environment for the duration of the workshop, with all software and data fully loaded and ready to run. We teach this course within a GNU/Linux environment. This is best characterised as a Unix-like environment. We teach how to run commands within the Bash Shell. The skills you'll learn at this course are generally transferable to other Unix environments. #### You'll learn: - Navigate and work with files and directories (folders) - Use a selection of essential tools - Combine data and tools to build a processing workflow - Automate repetitive analysis using the command line #### Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/unix101).** 2022-03-09 13:30:00 UTC 2022-03-09 16:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UOA training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Data Visualisation in R at UNSW Online

    10 March 2022

    Data Visualisation in R at UNSW Online https://dresa.org.au/events/data-visualisation-in-r-at-unsw-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio and the Shiny web application framework. In this workshop, you will explore different types of graphs and learn how to customise them using one of the most popular plotting packages in R, ggplot2 (Data Visualisation). We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from Intersect and the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Using the Grammar of Graphics to convert data into figures using the ggplot2 package - Configuring plot elements within ggplot2 - Exploring different types of plots using ggplot2 #### Prerequisites: Either Learn to Program: R or Learn to Program: R and R for Research needed to attend this course. If you already have experience with programming, please check the topics covered in the Learn to Program: R and R for Research courses to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge needed for this course. We also strongly recommend attending the Data Manipulation in R course. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r202).** 2022-03-10 09:30:00 UTC 2022-03-10 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia UNSW training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Learn to Program: R at Deakin Online

    10 - 11 March 2022

    Learn to Program: R at Deakin Online https://dresa.org.au/events/learn-to-program-r-at-deakin-online R is quickly gaining popularity as a programming language of choice for statisticians, data scientists and researchers. It has an excellent ecosystem including the powerful RStudio development environment and the Shiny web application framework. But getting started with R can be challenging, particularly if you've never programmed before. That's where this introductory course comes in. We teach using RStudio, which allows program code, results, visualisations and documentation to be blended seamlessly. Join us for a live coding workshop where we write programs that produce results, using the researcher-focused training modules from the highly regarded Software Carpentry Foundation. #### You'll learn: - Introduction to the RStudio interface for programming - Basic syntax and data types in R - How to load external data into R - Creating functions (FUNCTIONS) - Repeating actions and analysing multiple data sets (LOOPS) - Making choices (IF STATEMENTS - CONDITIONALS) - Ways to visualise data in R #### Prerequisites: No prior experience with programming needed to attend this course. We strongly recommend attending the Start Coding without Hesitation: Programming Languages Showdown and Thinking like a computer: The Fundamentals of Programming webinars. Recordings of previously delivered webinars can be found here. **For more information, please click [here](https://intersect.org.au/training/course/r101).** 2022-03-10 09:30:00 UTC 2022-03-11 12:30:00 UTC Intersect Australia Australia Australia Deakin training@intersect.org.au [] [] [] host_institution []
  • Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory)

    10 March 2022

    Developments with CVL@UWA (Characterisation Virtual Laboratory) https://dresa.org.au/events/developments-with-cvl-uwa #####Dean Taylor (Senior Research Engineer, University of Western Australia) from the DevOps team (ACCS Project) talks about the progress with the release of a new node of the Characterisation Virtual Laboratory (CVL) at UWA. The CVL brings together LINUX tools with graphical user interfaces in the one platform on HPC (in this instance HPC@Pawsey) to allow researchers in the characterisation sciences to use the power of high-performance computing in a low code environment. In this session, Dean will take us through how he is deploying CVL@UWA and discuss how the roll-out will occur. Please note that these sessions are recorded for storing in our repository and sharing via platforms such as YouTube. If you would prefer, please turn off your camera and mute your microphone during the session. This ACCS session is by invitation. Please click the button below to email to request an invitation. Selected materials will be available to share after the event. 2022-03-10 12:00:00 UTC 2022-03-10 13:00:00 UTC ACCS Project Perth, Australia Perth Australia University of Western Australia Kathryn Hall (kathryn.hall@uq.edu.au) [] technical stafffacilities staffinfrastructure managersresearchercharacterisation scientists webinar expression_of_interestby_invitation Characterisation Virtual LaboratoryCVL@UWAPawseyACCS

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