Scientific Data Integrity Workshop
One in the series of the GCC Rigor and Reproducibility (RR) Program targeted modules, this workshop is designed to cover fundamental elements necessary to help assure the quality and integrity of data derived from research studies. The workshop will review best practices for documentation of research activities, data capture, data (and document) management, and introduce risk mitigation strategies to enhance study reproducibility. A combination of mini lectures, case studies, and group exercises will comprise the activities. Knowledge gained will allow attendees to implement lessons learned within their research environment as elements of a quality system or internal to an individual research project.
BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 1003, 6500 Main St 10 am -2:30 pm Limited to the first 50 registrants. If registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
Reproducible Research (RR) with R and RStudio Workshop
First in the series of the GCC Rigor and Reproducibility (RR) Program targeted modules, this workshop will: 1) discuss examples motivating the shift to RR; 2) survey the simple nature of the most common problems; 3) discuss organizing data as projects; 4) use Rstudio, knitr, and rmarkdown to illustrate the use of literate programming to interleave text describing the analyses with the code producing the results; 5) use Rstudio, devtools, and roxygen2 to construct a basic R package; 6) survey other commonly used tools and give pointers to how they might be used and where to learn more. This course will take place from presumes some working knowledge of R. Attendees are requested to bring laptops with recent versions of R and Rstudio installed, as well as the R packages knitr, rmarkdown, devtools, roxygen2, and RTools (this last is for Windows PCs; it’s required to compile R packages). fun. BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St, Room 1003, 9 am – 3 pm. Registration has reached capacity, please choose to be placed on the waitlist from the registration page.
Systems Biology for Clinical Infectious Diseases Research Symposium
This Symposium, focused on antimicrobial resistance, will take place at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas. Confirmed speakers include Joao Xavier, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Joan Nichols, UTMB; Charles Chiu, UCSF; Cesar Arias, UTHealth; Lynn Bry, Harvard; Joe Petrosino, BCM; Eric Brown, FDA; and Martha Head, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. More information Symposium website.
29th Annual Keck Research Conference
Precision Environmental Health: Integrating Environmental Sciences, Genomics, and Data Science to Advance Human Health
This conference focuses on interdisciplinary bioscience and will include talks from internationally recognized experts in the broad area of environmental health sciences. Confirmed speakers include Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; James Eberwine, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine, UPenn; Elizabeth Winzeler, PhD, Professor, Director of Translational Research, UC San Diego; and Wei Zhu, PhD, Professor & Deputy Chair, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY-Stonybrook. Conference chair: Cheryl Walker, PhD, Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health, Baylor College of Medicine. Co-chairs: Marie Lynn Miranda, PhD, Provost, Professor of Statistics, and Director, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative, Rice University; and Craig Hanis, Professor, Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, UTHealth. Conference Website