Update: Elements of Style for Workflow Creation

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This EoS training will be offered Monday, March 13th - Friday, March 17th, 2023 from 11am - 1pm ET. Please subscribe to our INCLUDE DCC quarterly newsletter to receive event updates.

In this Elements of Style for Workflow Creation and Maintenance, users learn the know-how to ask scientific questions with these data using cloud platforms and workflows. Users will learn how to build and share processes that assure reproducibilityand repurposablility regardless of the computational environment. While many things are possible, the user will be oriented to approaching their work in a modular, testable fashion that is agnostic to the platform where the analysis will be executed. The course aims to build literacy, capacity and understanding to the existing and new and upcoming workforce.

This online virtual course is an expansion of the first course offered in 2022, spans 5 days, providing the opportunity for participants to try out what they learn each day. Each day builds upon the previous days’ work, culminating with the ability for the participants to run and execute the applications they have developed by the final day.

The course targets two different researcher communities. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) INCLUDE Project is to improve the health and quality of life for people with Down syndrome (DS). INCLUDE stands for INvestigation of Co-occurring conditions across the Lifespan to Understand Down syndrome. The Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) which is a trans-NIH Common Fund program whose goal is to help researchers uncover new insights into the biology of childhood cancer and structural birth defects, including the discovery of shared genetic pathways between these disorders.

Each community may enter their analysis through either the INCLUDE Data Hub or the Gabriella Miller Kids First portal. Both portals are gateways to a platform, CAVATICA, built by Seven Bridges, allowing the researcher to further transform their data into insight. Researchers can use existing applications and tools, but also are empowered to build new tools. These resources are enabling discovery through collaboration, data integration and open science and has created a cloud-based, open, digital platform to easily access and share Down syndrome resources to maximize and accelerate research.

Democratizing access by requiring a browser, researchers are introduced into state-of-the-art methods. This course does not require previous command-line experience. We believe strongly that the researcher who has the questions, should be the one who is empowered to explore these questions and be now literate in the lingua franca of compute, analysis, and understanding in open, transparent, reuseable ways.

Both the INCLUDE and Gabriella Miller projects offer Cloud Credits to power the researchers work.

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