EMBL-ABR workshop – Registries in Bioinformatics: tools, datasets, standards, events & training
with ELIXIR and CyVerse
9 December 2016, 9:30am-12:30pm
Hosted at EMBL-ABR Hub and EMBL-ABR: VLSCI Node
Event organiser (Logistics/Admin): Christina Hall
Scientific organisers (Program/Faculty selection):
Rafael Jimenez, ELIXIR Chief Technical Officer, ELIXIR Hub
Sonika Tyagi, Head, EMBL-ABR: AGRF Node
Bioinformatics Supervisor, AGRF
Vicky Schneider, Deputy Director, EMBL-ABR
Associate professor at the University of Melbourne
Jason Williams, Assistant Director, External Collaborations: DNALC
Lead – Education, Outreach, Training: CyVerse
DNA Learning Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
What is this about?
This workshop will provide an introduction to existing solutions and methods for registries across a variety of areas relevant to bioinformatics, such as tools, datasets, standards, events and training. The workshop will provide a forum to discuss pros and cons as well as general best practices when it comes to registries. It will also offer a hands on session on submission (content upload), dissemination (content pull) and visualisation. The final session will be a writing activity: based on the experience gained through the day, participants and faculty will write a review of existing registries, a guide for how to use registry information and summarise the next challenges.
Useful background terminology and concepts:
“… A registry is a list of items with pointers for where to find the items, like the index on a database table or the card catalog for a library. A repository stores the actual items, like a database table itself or a library’s shelves of books …” 
“… registries hold references to things and repositories hold the things …” 
Who should attend?
|09:30-10:00||Welcome, expectations & who’s who|
|10:00-10:30||Overview to Registries||Rafael|
|10:30-11:30||Technologies, including BioSchemas, BioJS & WebServices||Rafael|
|11:30-12:30||Hands on: submission, dissemination & visualisation||Rafael & Jason|
Lab-14 Seminar Space, VLSCI – The University of Melbourne, 700 Swanston St (cnr Grattan St), Carlton, Victoria, Australia.