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MetaSat. An open, collaboratively-developed metadata toolkit to support the future of space exploration.

MetaSat is an open metadata toolkit for describing small satellite (and even large satellite) missions in a uniform and shareable way. Optimised for small satellite missions, MetaSat fills an informatics gap. Although there have been a number of relevant metadata sets, there has been a...

Keywords: Small satellites, metadata, vocabularies

MetaSat. An open, collaboratively-developed metadata toolkit to support the future of space exploration. https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/metasat-an-open-collaboratively-developed-metadata-toolkit-to-support-the-future-of-space-exploration MetaSat is an open metadata toolkit for describing small satellite (and even large satellite) missions in a uniform and shareable way. Optimised for small satellite missions, MetaSat fills an informatics gap. Although there have been a number of relevant metadata sets, there has been a longstanding need for a vocabulary to span these community standards. A vocabulary to annotate the data and information outputs of these satellite missions, to enable search across disparate data repositories, and provide support for application of analytical services to retrieved datasets. A common problem among small satellite teams is finding information about how other small satellites were put together, what parts worked well, what weren't compatible, what were the mission goals and outcomes. A lot of this information can be found, but it's not usually described in a consistent and searchable way across projects. MetaSat helps by building a uniform language of description which can be embedded into small satellite databases and tools to connect information across projects. Although a relatively new vocabulary initiative, MetaSat has secured early adoption by SatNOGS, a global network of ground stations that collects, manages & enables access to satellite observations. Also partnering with NASA's Small Satellite Reliability Initiative, and in discussion with NASA concerning implementation of the vocabulary in other areas of its information infrastructure. You can watch the full presentation on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaCOzNL1eh4 authors Small satellites, metadata, vocabularies
Institutional Research Data Management Policies and Procedures

This is a guide for those developing or updating policies and procedures related to the management of research data as an institutional asset.
The guide covers:
- Why have a research data management policy or policies?
- Possible approaches to constructing a research data policy suite
- Examples...

Keywords: research data, research data management, institutional data policies, institutional data procedures, institutional research data management, RDM, Australia, Australian research institutions, ARDC, Australian Research Data Commons

Institutional Research Data Management Policies and Procedures https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/institutional-research-data-management-policies-and-procedures This is a guide for those developing or updating policies and procedures related to the management of research data as an institutional asset. The guide covers: - Why have a research data management policy or policies? - Possible approaches to constructing a research data policy suite - Examples of data management policies - Key topics to include in a research data policy suite - Checklist for a Research Data Management Policy for Australian Universities / Institutions authors research data, research data management, institutional data policies, institutional data procedures, institutional research data management, RDM, Australia, Australian research institutions, ARDC, Australian Research Data Commons
WORKSHOP: Refining genome annotations with Apollo

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons  workshop ‘Refining genome annotations with Apollo’. This workshop took place on 17 November 2021.

Workshop description 

Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. This process...

Keywords: Apollo Software, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Workflows, Genomics, Genome annotation

WORKSHOP: Refining genome annotations with Apollo https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/workshop-refining-genome-annotations-with-apollo This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons  workshop ‘Refining genome annotations with Apollo’. This workshop took place on 17 November 2021. Workshop description  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 made use of a training instance of  the new Australian Apollo Service. 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 watch the Australian Apollo Launch Webinar. This workshop was presented by the Australian BioCommons and Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation (QCIF) . The Australian Apollo Service is operated by QCIF and underpinned by computational resources provided by the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre and receives NCRIS funding through Bioplatforms Australia and the Australian Research Data Commons as well as Queensland Government RICF funding. The training materials presented in this workshop were developed by Anthony Bretaudeau, Helena Rasche, Nathan Dunn, Mateo Boudet for the Galaxy Training Network. Helena and Anthony are part of the Gallantries project which is supported by Erasmus Programme of the European Union. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schedule (PDF): A breakdown of the topics and timings for the workshop 2021 Apollo Training Intro (PPTX and PDF): Slides used to introduce the Australian Apollo Service Augustus.gff3 (gff3): E.coli derived data file used in the tutorial. Data was obtained from the Galaxy Training Network and pre-processed using Galaxy Australia. Blastp_vs_swissprot.gff3: E.coli derived data file used in the tutorial. Data was obtained from the Galaxy Training Network and pre-processed using Galaxy Australia. Materials shared elsewhere: This workshop is based on the tutorial ‘Refining genome annotations with Apollo’ which was developed for the Galaxy Training Network. Anthony Bretaudeau, Helena Rasche, Nathan Dunn, Mateo Boudet, Erasmus Programme, 2021 Refining Genome Annotations with Apollo (Galaxy Training Materials). https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/topics/genome-annotation/tutorials/apollo/tutorial.html Online; accessed Wed Dec 15 2021 See also: Batut et al., 2018 Community-Driven Data Analysis Training for Biology Cell Systems 10.1016/j.cels.2018.05.012 authors Apollo Software, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Workflows, Genomics, Genome annotation
WORKSHOP: Hybrid de novo genome assembly

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Hybrid de novo genome assembly’. This workshop took place on 7 October 2021.

Workshop description

It’s now easier than ever to assemble new reference genomes thanks to hybrid genome assembly approaches...

Keywords: Galaxy Australia, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Workflows, Genomics, Genome assembly, De novo assembly

WORKSHOP: Hybrid de novo genome assembly https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/workshop-hybrid-de-novo-genome-assembly This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Hybrid de novo genome assembly’. This workshop took place on 7 October 2021. Workshop description 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, Pilon, and Unicycler 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, an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. This workshop is presented by the Australian BioCommons and Melbourne Bioinformatics with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national Bioinformatics Training Cooperative. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schedule (PDF): A breakdown of the topics and timings for the workshop   Materials shared elsewhere: This workshop follows the tutorial ‘Hybrid genome assembly - Nanopore and Illumina’ developed by Melbourne Bioinformatics. https://www.melbournebioinformatics.org.au/tutorials/tutorials/hybrid_assembly/nanopore_assembly/ authors Galaxy Australia, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Workflows, Genomics, Genome assembly, De novo assembly
WORKSHOP: Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor’. This workshop took place on 23 September 2021.

Workshop description

Explore the many useful functions that the Bioconductor...

Keywords: R software, Bioconductor, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Genomics, Sequence analysis

WORKSHOP: Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/workshop-working-with-genomics-sequences-and-features-in-r-with-bioconductor-2333a114-76a1-4692-88d3-5fef08c1f461 This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor’. This workshop took place on 23 September 2021. Workshop description Explore the many useful functions that the Bioconductor environment offers for working with genomic data and other biological sequences.  DNA and proteins are often represented as files containing strings of nucleic acids or amino acids. They are associated with text files that provide additional contextual information such as genome annotations. This workshop provides hands-on experience with tools, software and packages available in R via Bioconductor for manipulating, exploring and extracting information from biological sequences and annotation files. We will look at tools for working with some commonly used file formats including FASTA, GFF3, GTF, methods for identifying regions of interest, and easy methods for obtaining data packages such as genome assemblies.  This workshop is presented by the Australian BioCommons and Monash Bioinformatics Platform with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national Bioinformatics Training Cooperative. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schedule (PDF): schedule for the workshop providing a breakdown of topics and timings   Materials shared elsewhere: This workshop follows the tutorial ‘Working with DNA sequences and features in R with Bioconductor - version 2’ developed for Monash Bioinformatics Platform and Monash Data Fluency by Paul Harrison. https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-bioc-2/ authors R software, Bioconductor, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Genomics, Sequence analysis
WORKSHOP: Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor’. This workshop took place on 23 September 2021.

Workshop description

Explore the many useful functions that the Bioconductor...

Keywords: R software, Bioconductor, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Genomics, Sequence analysis

WORKSHOP: Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/workshop-working-with-genomics-sequences-and-features-in-r-with-bioconductor This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Working with genomics sequences and features in R with Bioconductor’. This workshop took place on 23 September 2021. Workshop description Explore the many useful functions that the Bioconductor environment offers for working with genomic data and other biological sequences.  DNA and proteins are often represented as files containing strings of nucleic acids or amino acids. They are associated with text files that provide additional contextual information such as genome annotations. This workshop provides hands-on experience with tools, software and packages available in R via Bioconductor for manipulating, exploring and extracting information from biological sequences and annotation files. We will look at tools for working with some commonly used file formats including FASTA, GFF3, GTF, methods for identifying regions of interest, and easy methods for obtaining data packages such as genome assemblies.  This workshop is presented by the Australian BioCommons and Monash Bioinformatics Platform with the assistance of a network of facilitators from the national Bioinformatics Training Cooperative. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schedule (PDF): schedule for the workshop providing a breakdown of topics and timings   Materials shared elsewhere: This workshop follows the tutorial ‘Working with DNA sequences and features in R with Bioconductor - version 2’ developed for Monash Bioinformatics Platform and Monash Data Fluency by Paul Harrison. https://monashdatafluency.github.io/r-bioc-2/ authors R software, Bioconductor, Bioinformatics, Analysis, Genomics, Sequence analysis
Why am I being asked for metadata about my research data?

Find out why metadata are important for your research data collection. This brochure shares the reasons why researchers should use metadata for their data collections.

This brochure was prepared for the ARDC Data Retention Project...

Keywords: metadata, research data, data collections, data citation, data retention project

Why am I being asked for metadata about my research data? https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/why-am-i-being-asked-for-metadata-about-my-research-data Find out why metadata are important for your research data collection. This brochure shares the reasons why researchers should use metadata for their data collections. This brochure was prepared for the ARDC Data Retention Project https://ardc.edu.au/collaborations/strategic-activities/data-retention-project/. It is for researchers at any institution in Australia. authors metadata, research data, data collections, data citation, data retention project
WORKSHOP: Online data analysis for biologists

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Online data analysis for biologists’. This workshop took place on 9 September 2021.

Workshop description

Galaxy is an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Analysis, Workflows, Galaxy Australia

WORKSHOP: Online data analysis for biologists https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/workshop-online-data-analysis-for-biologists This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Online data analysis for biologists’. This workshop took place on 9 September 2021. Workshop description Galaxy is an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. It is an open source, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational biomedical research. It also captures run information so that workflows can be saved, repeated and shared efficiently via the web. This interactive beginners workshop will provide an introduction to the Galaxy interface, histories and available tools. The material covered in this workshop is freely available through the Galaxy Training Network. The workshop will be held via Zoom and involves a combination of presentations by the lead trainer and smaller breakout groups supported by experienced facilitators. The materials are shared under a Creative Commons 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schedule (PDF): schedule for the workshop Online_data_analysis_for_biologists_extraslides (PPTX and PDF): Slides used to introduce the data set and emphasise the importance of workflows. These slides were developed by Ms Grace Hall. Materials shared elsewhere: The tutorial used in this workshop is available via the Galaxy Training Network. Anne Fouilloux, Nadia Goué, Christopher Barnett, Michele Maroni, Olha Nahorna, Dave Clements, Saskia Hiltemann, 2021 Galaxy 101 for everyone (Galaxy Training Materials). https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/topics/introduction/tutorials/galaxy-intro-101-everyone/tutorial.html Online; accessed Fri Dec 10 2021 authors Bioinformatics, Analysis, Workflows, Galaxy Australia
WEBINAR: Launching the new Apollo Service: collaborative genome annotation for Australian researchers

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Launching the new Apollo Service: collaborative genome annotation for Australian researchers’. This webinar/workshop took place on 29 September 2021.

Event description 

Genome annotation is crucial to...

Keywords: Genome Annotation, Genomics, Genome curation, Bioinformatics, Apollo software

WEBINAR: Launching the new Apollo Service: collaborative genome annotation for Australian researchers https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-launching-the-new-apollo-service-collaborative-genome-annotation-for-australian-researchers This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Launching the new Apollo Service: collaborative genome annotation for Australian researchers’. This webinar/workshop took place on 29 September 2021. Event description  Genome annotation is crucial to defining the function of genomic sequences. Apollo is a popular tool for facilitating real-time collaborative curation and genome annotation editing. The technical obstacles faced by Australian researchers wanting to access and maintain this software have now been solved.  The new Australian Apollo Service can host your genome assembly and supporting evidence files, taking care of all the system administration so you and your team can focus on the annotation curation itself. The Australian BioCommons and partners at QCIF and Pawsey are now offering the Apollo Service free to use for Australian-based research groups and research consortia. As part of this launch, you’ll hear what’s possible from some of the early adopters who helped guide the development of the service. These Australian researchers will highlight the benefits that Apollo is bringing to their genome annotation and curation workflows. Join us to find out how you can get access to the Australian Apollo Service. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Degnan Lab - Apollo Launch Webinar (PDF): Slides presented by Professors Sandie and Bernie Degnan Nelson - Apollo Launch Webinar (PDF): Slides presented by Dr Tiffanie Nelson Voelker - Apollo Launch Webinar (PDF): Slides presented by Julia Voelker Rane - Apollo Launch Webinar (PDF): Slides presented by Dr Rahul Rane. Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of this webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/o8jhRra-x4Y   authors Genome Annotation, Genomics, Genome curation, Bioinformatics, Apollo software
NCI training strategy and impact story to address pressing needs from user community

This presentation looks at how NCI provides training opportunities, supporting users to develop their digital skills with the aim of underpinning the integrity of research. NCI's new training strategy is outlined along with how training is evaluated and impact is measured. Through extensive...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, skills training, training strategy, community, survey design

NCI training strategy and impact story to address pressing needs from user community https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/nci-training-strategy-and-impact-story-to-address-pressing-needs-from-user-community This presentation looks at how NCI provides training opportunities, supporting users to develop their digital skills with the aim of underpinning the integrity of research. NCI's new training strategy is outlined along with how training is evaluated and impact is measured. Through extensive internal polling the training team have identified a number of gaps. Based on the gaps an end-to-end learning journey has been created. The presentation also provides an overview of immediate, middle term and community impacts of training at NCI. You can watch the video on YouTube here:https://youtu.be/LVn5TZFufjI authors training impact, evaluation, skills training, training strategy, community, survey design
Evaluating training at Pawsey: Motivated, confident & "changed"

This presentation outlines the digital reserach skills training evaluation methods used at Pawsey. Using the Kirpatrick Training Evaluation model in designing their training evaluation survey, Pawsey measure learning motivation (How did the participant respond to the training?), improved...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, behavioual change, survey design, skills training, motivation, confidence

Evaluating training at Pawsey: Motivated, confident & "changed" https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/evaluating-training-at-pawsey-motivated-confident-changed This presentation outlines the digital reserach skills training evaluation methods used at Pawsey. Using the Kirpatrick Training Evaluation model in designing their training evaluation survey, Pawsey measure learning motivation (How did the participant respond to the training?), improved confidence of the learner (Did participants understand the training?) and were there any behavioual changes (How participants applied their new knowledge in practice?). You can watch the video of the presentation on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/IOKVrBumEBQ authors training impact, evaluation, behavioual change, survey design, skills training, motivation, confidence
Intersect: Training portfolio

This presentation explores Intersect's training evaluation model. Short term evaluation for immediate satisfaction and value of the training. Long term evaluation methods with a specific survey design to determine behavioural change and impact over time of the training on researchers' workflows,...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, short-term evaluation, long-term evaluation, behavioural change, survey design, skills training

Intersect: Training portfolio https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/intersect-training-portfolio This presentation explores Intersect's training evaluation model. Short term evaluation for immediate satisfaction and value of the training. Long term evaluation methods with a specific survey design to determine behavioural change and impact over time of the training on researchers' workflows, use of support services post training and looking for links between digital tools/technologies training and research outputs and grants. You can watch the full video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/J3tCC-t_eO4 authors training impact, evaluation, short-term evaluation, long-term evaluation, behavioural change, survey design, skills training
ARDC Skills Impact and Strategy Community Discussion

The focus of this community event arose from the ARDC SKills Summit 2021, hosted in collaboration with eResearch Australasia Conference. Two key themes identified at the Summit formed the focus of this event: 1) How to convince senior management the value of digital skills training so that they...

Keywords: training impact, evaluation, skills training, resourcing, value proposition

ARDC Skills Impact and Strategy Community Discussion https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/ardc-skills-impact-and-strategy-community-discussion The focus of this community event arose from the ARDC SKills Summit 2021, hosted in collaboration with eResearch Australasia Conference. Two key themes identified at the Summit formed the focus of this event: 1) How to convince senior management the value of digital skills training so that they don't question resourcing 2) Evaluating the long-term impact of digital skills training on researchers’ workflows and outputs. You can watch the full video presentation on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/iSnE7OBILqs authors training impact, evaluation, skills training, resourcing, value proposition
Masterclass: Maximise your impact (padlet data)

Masterclass activity using Padlet. Questions asked: - How do you set the context for your learners? - What motivates or inspires your learners? - What are some tips to create and foster open communication channels? - How do you keep training interesting for yourself? - Post-pandemic will training...

Keywords: training impact, training tips, training techniques, motivating learners

Masterclass: Maximise your impact (padlet data) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/masterclass-maximise-your-impact-padlet-data Masterclass activity using Padlet. Questions asked: - How do you set the context for your learners? - What motivates or inspires your learners? - What are some tips to create and foster open communication channels? - How do you keep training interesting for yourself? - Post-pandemic will training transition to other forms (from virtual to hybrid learning)? - How do you manage diversity in subject expertise in attendees? authors training impact, training tips, training techniques, motivating learners
Coding and Software Club at the Burnet Institute: a Sisyphean story of normalising peer-to-peer learning

This presentation outlines the Burnet Institute and its Coding and Software Club. What motivated the establishment of the Club and what keeps it going, the tools used to engage, teach and learn and finally, how the Club has impacted people at various levels of the organisation. Also explored are...

Keywords: coding, software, training impact, culture change, community, skills training

Coding and Software Club at the Burnet Institute: a Sisyphean story of normalising peer-to-peer learning https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/coding-and-software-club-at-the-burnet-institute-a-sisyphean-story-of-normalising-peer-to-peer-learning This presentation outlines the Burnet Institute and its Coding and Software Club. What motivated the establishment of the Club and what keeps it going, the tools used to engage, teach and learn and finally, how the Club has impacted people at various levels of the organisation. Also explored are the challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt - valuable insights into what it tkaes to keep a community focused and enduring. You can watch the video on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/c2syM1Dfqbo authors coding, software, training impact, culture change, community, skills training
WEBINAR: KBase - A knowledge base for systems biology

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘KBase - A knowledge base for systems biology’. This webinar took place on 22 September 2021.

Event description 

Developed for bench biologists and bioinformaticians, The Department of Energy Systems...

Keywords: Systems Biology, FAIR Research, Open Source Software, Metagenomics, Microbiology

WEBINAR: KBase - A knowledge base for systems biology https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-kbase-a-knowledge-base-for-systems-biology This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘KBase - A knowledge base for systems biology’. This webinar took place on 22 September 2021. Event description  Developed for bench biologists and bioinformaticians, The Department of Energy Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) is a free, open source, software and data science platform designed to meet the grand challenge of systems biology: predicting and designing biological function. This webinar will provide an overview of the KBase mission and user community, as well as a tour of the online platform and basic functionality. You’ll learn how KBase can support your research: Upload data, run analysis tools (Apps), share your analysis with collaborators, and publish your data and reproducible workflows. We’ll highlight a brand new feature that enables users to link environment and measurement data to sequencing data. You’ll also find out how KBase supports findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) research by providing open, reproducible, shareable bioinformatics workflows. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Q&A for Australian BioCommons KBase Webinar [PDF]: Document containing answers to questions asked during the webinar and links to additional resources Introduction to KBase: Australian BioCommons Webinar [PDF]: Slides presented during the webinar Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/tJ94i9gOJfU The slides are also available as Google slides:  https://tinyurl.com/KBase-webinar-slides authors Systems Biology, FAIR Research, Open Source Software, Metagenomics, Microbiology
WEBINAR: Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute’. This webinar took place on 19 August 2021.

Bioinformatics analyses are often complex, requiring multiple software tools and specialised compute...

Keywords: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, High performance computing, HPC, Galaxy Australia, Nectar Research Cloud, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, NCI, NCMAS, Cloud computing

WEBINAR: Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-where-to-go-when-your-bioinformatics-outgrows-your-compute This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute’. This webinar took place on 19 August 2021. Bioinformatics analyses are often complex, requiring multiple software tools and specialised compute resources. “I don’t know what compute resources I will need”, “My analysis won’t run and I don’t know why” and "Just getting it to work" are common pain points for researchers. In this webinar, you will learn how to understand the compute requirements for your bioinformatics workflows. You will also hear about ways of accessing compute that suits your needs as an Australian researcher, including Galaxy Australia, cloud and high-performance computing services offered by the Australian Research Data Commons, the National Compute Infrastructure (NCI) and Pawsey.  We also describe bioinformatics and computing support services available to Australian researchers.  This webinar was jointly organised with the Sydney Informatics Hub at the University of Sydney. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Where to go when your bioinformatics outgrows your compute - slides (PDF and PPTX): Slides presented during the webinar Australian research computing resources cheat sheet (PDF): A list of resources and useful links mentioned during the webinar. Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/hNTbngSc-W0 authors Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, High performance computing, HPC, Galaxy Australia, Nectar Research Cloud, Pawsey Supercomputing Centre, NCI, NCMAS, Cloud computing
WEBINAR: High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application’. This webinar took place on 20 August 2021.

Bioinformaticians are increasingly turning to specialised compute infrastructure and...

Keywords: Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, High Performance Computing, HPC, NCMAS

WEBINAR: High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-high-performance-bioinformatics-submitting-your-best-ncmas-application This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application’. This webinar took place on 20 August 2021. Bioinformaticians are increasingly turning to specialised compute infrastructure and efficient, scalable workflows as their research becomes more data intensive. Australian researchers that require extensive compute resources to process large datasets can apply for access to national high performance computing facilities (e.g. Pawsey and NCI) to power their research through the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS). NCMAS is a competitive, merit-based scheme and requires applicants to carefully consider how the compute infrastructure and workflows will be applied.  This webinar provides life science researchers with insights into what makes a strong NCMAS application, with a focus on the technical assessment, and how to design and present effective and efficient bioinformatic workflows for the various national compute facilities. It will be followed by a short Q&A session. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. High performance bioinformatics: submitting your best NCMAS application - slides (PDF and PPTX): Slides presented during the webinar   Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/HeFGjguwS0Y authors Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, High Performance Computing, HPC, NCMAS
WEBINAR: Getting started with R

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Getting started with R’. This webinar took place on 16 August 2021.

Data analysis skills are now central to most biological experiments. While Excel can cover some of your data analysis needs, it is not...

Keywords: R statistical software, R studio, Tidyverse, Bioinformatics, Data analysis

WEBINAR: Getting started with R https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-getting-started-with-r This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Getting started with R’. This webinar took place on 16 August 2021. 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, will walk you through their hints and tips for getting started with R and data analysis. She’ll cover topics like R Studio 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 Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Getting started with R - slides (PDF): Slides used in the presentation Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/JS7yZw7bnX8 authors R statistical software, R studio, Tidyverse, Bioinformatics, Data analysis
WEBINAR: Making sense of phosphoproteomics data with Phosphomatics

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar  ‘Making sense of phosphoproteomics data with Phosphomatics’. This webinar took place on 2 June 2021.

Mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics is one of the most powerful tools available for investigating...

Keywords: Phosphoproteomics, Proteomics, Mass spectrometry

WEBINAR: Making sense of phosphoproteomics data with Phosphomatics https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-making-sense-of-phosphoproteomics-data-with-phosphomatics This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar  ‘Making sense of phosphoproteomics data with Phosphomatics’. This webinar took place on 2 June 2021. Mass spectrometry-based phosphoproteomics is one of the most powerful tools available for investigating the detailed molecular events that occur in response to cellular stimuli. Experiments can routinely detect and quantify thousands of phosphorylated peptides, and interpreting this data, and extracting biological meaning, remains challenging.  This webinar provides an overview of the phosphoproteomics data analysis website, Phosphomatics, that incorporates a suite of tools and resources for statistical and functional analysis that aim to simplify the process of extracting meaningful insights from experimental results. Phosphomatics can natively import search and quantitation results from major search engines including MaxQuant and Proteome Discoverer and employs intuitive ‘wizards’ to guide users through data preprocessing routines such as filtering, normalization and transformation. A graphical platform of interactive univariate and multivariate analysis features is provided that allow subgroups of the uploaded data containing phosphosites of statistical interest to be created and interrogated through further functional analysis. A range of databases have been integrated that, for example, provide ligand and inhibitor information for key proteins or highlight key modification sites known to be involved in functional state regulation. At each step, published literature is natively incorporated along with a ‘bibliography builder’ that allows references of interest to be assembled and exported in various formats. Taken together, these expanded features aim to provide a ‘one-stop-shop’ for phosphoproteomics data analysis. The webinar is followed by a short Q&A session. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event.   Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Phosphomatics -slides  (PDF and PPTX): Slides used in the presentation   Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/_WpeL5t2DSI authors Phosphoproteomics, Proteomics, Mass spectrometry
WEBINAR: Getting started with deep learning

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar  ‘Getting started with deep learning’. This webinar took place on 21 July 2021.

Are you wondering what deep learning is and how it might be useful in your research? This high level overview introduces deep...

Keywords: Deep learning, Neural networks, Machine learning

WEBINAR: Getting started with deep learning https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-getting-started-with-deep-learning This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar  ‘Getting started with deep learning’. This webinar took place on 21 July 2021. Are you wondering what deep learning is and how it might be useful in your research? This high level overview introduces deep learning ‘in a nutshell’ and provides 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 is followed by a short Q&A session. Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Getting Started with Deep Learning - Slides (PDF): Slides used in the presentation   Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/I1TmpnZUuiQ authors Deep learning, Neural networks, Machine learning
WEBINAR: Detection of and phasing of hybrid accessions in a target capture dataset

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Detection of and phasing of hybrid accessions in a target capture dataset’. This webinar took place on 10 June 2021.

Hybridisation plays an important role in evolution, leading to the exchange of genes...

Keywords: Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics, Phylogeny, Genomics, Target capture sequencing

WEBINAR: Detection of and phasing of hybrid accessions in a target capture dataset https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-detection-of-and-phasing-of-hybrid-accessions-in-a-target-capture-dataset This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Detection of and phasing of hybrid accessions in a target capture dataset’. This webinar took place on 10 June 2021. Hybridisation plays an important role in evolution, leading to the exchange of genes between species and, in some cases, generate new lineages. The use of molecular methods has revealed the frequency and importance of reticulation events is higher than previously thought and this insight continues with the ongoing development of phylogenomic methods that allow novel insights into the role and extent of hybridisation. Hybrids notoriously provide challenges for the reconstruction of evolutionary relationships, as they contain conflicting genetic information from their divergent parental lineages. However, this also provides the opportunity to gain insights into the origin of hybrids (including autopolyploids). This webinar explores some of the challenges and opportunities that occur when hybrids are included in a target capture sequence dataset. In particular, it describes the impact of hybrid accessions on sequence assembly and phylogenetic analysis and further explores how the information of the conflicting phylogenetic signal can be used to detect and resolve hybrid accessions. The webinar showcases a novel bioinformatic workflow, HybPhaser, that can be used to detect and phase hybrids in target capture datasets and will provide the theoretical background and concepts behind the workflow. This webinar is part of a series of webinars and workshops developed by the Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) Initiative that focuses on the analysis of target capture sequence data. In addition to two public webinars, the GAP bioinformatics working group is offering training workshops in the use of newly developed and existing scripts in an integrated workflow to participants in the 2021 virtual Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference. The materials are shared under a Creative Commons 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Nauheimer_hybphaser_slides (PDF): Slides presented during the webinar Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/japXwTAhA5U authors Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics, Phylogeny, Genomics, Target capture sequencing
WEBINAR: Conflict in multi-gene datasets: why it happens and what to do about it - deep coalescence, paralogy and reticulation

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Conflict in multi-gene datasets: why it happens and what to do about it - deep coalescence, paralogy and reticulation’. This webinar took place on 20 May 2021.

Multi-gene datasets used in phylogenetic...

Keywords: Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics, Phylogeny, Genomics, Target capture sequencing

WEBINAR: Conflict in multi-gene datasets: why it happens and what to do about it - deep coalescence, paralogy and reticulation https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-conflict-in-multi-gene-datasets-why-it-happens-and-what-to-do-about-it-deep-coalescence-paralogy-and-reticulation This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Conflict in multi-gene datasets: why it happens and what to do about it - deep coalescence, paralogy and reticulation’. This webinar took place on 20 May 2021. Multi-gene datasets used in phylogenetic analyses, such as those produced by the sequence capture or target enrichment used in the Genomics for Australian Plants: Australian Angiosperm Tree of Life project, often show discordance between individual gene trees and between gene and species trees. This webinar explores three different forms of discordance: deep coalescence, paralogy, and reticulation. In each case, it considers underlying biological processes, how discordance presents in the data, and what bioinformatic or phylogenetic approaches and tools are available to address these challenges. It covers Yang and Smith paralogy resolution and general information on options for phylogenetic analysis. This webinar is part of a series of webinars and workshops developed by the Genomics for Australian Plants (GAP) Initiative that focused on the analysis of target capture sequence data. In addition to two public webinars, the GAP bioinformatics working group is offering training workshops in the use of newly developed and existing scripts in an integrated workflow to participants in the 2021 virtual Australasian Systematic Botany Society Conference. The materials are shared under a Creative Commons 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schmidt-Lebuhn - paralogy lineage sorting reticulation - slides (PDF): Slides presented during the webinar   Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/1bw81q898z8 authors Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics, Phylogeny, Genomics, Target capture sequencing
WORKSHOP: Variant calling in humans, animals and plants with Galaxy

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Variant calling in humans, animals and plants with Galaxy’. This workshop took place on 25 May 2021.

Variant calling in polyploid organisms, including humans, plants and animals, can help determine single...

Keywords: Variant calling, Genetic Variation Analysis, SNP annotation

WORKSHOP: Variant calling in humans, animals and plants with Galaxy https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/workshop-variant-calling-in-humans-animals-and-plants-with-galaxy This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons workshop ‘Variant calling in humans, animals and plants with Galaxy’. This workshop took place on 25 May 2021. Variant calling in polyploid organisms, including humans, plants and animals, can help determine single or multi-variant contributors to a phenotype. Further, sexual reproduction (as compared to asexual) combines variants in a novel manner; this can be used to determine previously unknown variant - phenotype combinations but also to track lineage and lineage associated traits (GWAS studies), that all rely on highly accurate variant calling. The ability to confidently call variants in polyploid organisms is highly dependent on the balance between the frequency of variant observations against the background of non-variant observations, and even further compounded when one considers multi-variant positions within the genome. These are some of the challenges that will be explored in the workshop. In this online workshop we focused on the tools and workflows available for variant calling in polyploid organisms in Galaxy Australia. The workshop provided opportunities for hands-on experience using Freebayes for variant calling and SnpEff and GEMINI for variant annotation. The workshop made use of data from a case study on diagnosing a genetic disease however the tools and workflows are equally applicable to other polyploid organisms and biological questions. Access to all of the tools covered in this workshop was via Galaxy Australia, an online platform for biological research that allows people to use computational data analysis tools and workflows without the need for programming experience. The materials are shared under a Creative Commons 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event.   Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Schedule (PDF): schedule for the workshop Variant calling - humans, animals, plants - slides (PPTX and PDF): slides used in the workshop   Materials shared elsewhere: The tutorial used in this workshop is available via the Galaxy Training Network. Wolfgang Maier, Bérénice Batut, Torsten Houwaart, Anika Erxleben, Björn Grüning, 2021 Exome sequencing data analysis for diagnosing a genetic disease (Galaxy Training Materials). https://training.galaxyproject.org/training-material/topics/variant-analysis/tutorials/exome-seq/tutorial.html Online; accessed 25 May 2021 authors Variant calling, Genetic Variation Analysis, SNP annotation
WEBINAR: Getting started with command line bioinformatics

This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Getting started with command line bioinformatics’. This webinar took place on 22 June 2021. 

Bioinformatics skills are in demand like never before and biologists are stepping up to the challenge of...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Command line, Workflows, Bash, Computational biology

WEBINAR: Getting started with command line bioinformatics https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/webinar-getting-started-with-command-line-bioinformatics This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons webinar ‘Getting started with command line bioinformatics’. This webinar took place on 22 June 2021.  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 to help biologists begin their computational journeys. In this webinar Parice walks you through their hints and tips for getting started with the command line. She covers 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. The slides were created by Parice Brandies and are based on the publication ‘Ten simple rules for getting started with command-line bioinformatics’ (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008645). The slides are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the webinar. Files and materials included in this record: Event metadata (PDF): Information about the event including, description, event URL, learning objectives, prerequisites, technical requirements etc. Index of training materials (PDF): List and description of all materials associated with this event including the name, format, location and a brief description of each file. Getting started with command line bioinformatics - slides (PDF): Slides presented during the webinar Materials shared elsewhere: A recording of the webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/p7pA4OLB2X4 authors Hogg, Carolyn (type: Supervisor) Bioinformatics, Command line, Workflows, Bash, Computational biology
Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication)

The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were:
1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Exploring higher levels of assurance for federated access to sensitive data (including multi-factor authentication) https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/exploring-higher-levels-of-assurance-for-federated-access-to-sensitive-data-including-multi-factor-authentication-d8e7704b-25da-410c-8668-0db6290ef8c6 The project set out to understand the requirements for access to sensitive data and how those requirements might be addressed in a federated environment. The specific questions the project explored were: 1. What specific requirements exist when authenticating researchers for access to sensitive data? 2. How has multi-factor authentication (MFA) been deployed in international contexts? How widely is it used? What is working well? What are the issues? 3. What policies and processes must accompany technology implementations? 4. How well positioned are organisations in Australia’s research and education environment (the AAF, institutions and service providers) with respect to policy, process and technology to enable access to sensitive data?   authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the "Five Safes" framework for effective use of sensitive research data

This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Locking the front door without leaving the windows open: positioning authentication technologies within the "Five Safes" framework for effective use of sensitive research data https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/locking-the-front-door-without-leaving-the-windows-open-positioning-authentication-technologies-within-the-five-safes-framework-for-effective-use-of-sensitive-research-data-c0fbc41d-f11d-4b34-85fb-079307e18bd4 This project explores the options for access to sensitive data sets; what authentication technologies (e.g. multi-factor authentication) are needed to access sensitive data and secure compute environments.  This project seeks to position choices around authentication technologies within the Five Safes framework for research use of sensitive data, proposed in 2003 by Felix Ritchie of the UK Office of National Statistics: • Safe Projects: is the proposed research use of the data appropriate?  • Safe People: can the users be trusted to use the data in an appropriate manner?  • Safe Settings: does the access facility limit unauthorised use? • Safe Data: is there a disclosure risk in the data itself? • Safe Outputs: are the research results non-disclosive i.e. they do not compromise privacy or breach confidentiality? authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models

Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Analysis of HTC demand and deployment models https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/analysis-of-htc-demand-and-deployment-models-2b46c42a-4158-4ec6-b3ab-cac1b4a58520 Modern research methods, in many fields, involves processing data and performing computations that require a large amount of computing resources. This project specifically focuses on a type of computing called High Throughput Computing (HTC).  It investigates the demand for HTC services in the Australian research community, and to identify issues and needs.  It focuses on the needs of the Australian research community at a national level that are outside the scope of which any single university or research organisation are able to provide on their own. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Disseminating research in the 21st century

Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Disseminating research in the 21st century https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/disseminating-research-in-the-21st-century-3c63a444-c766-4090-b750-60069176d336 Every year the Australian government invests large sums of money in the research sector. To maximise returns on this investment, it is important that research findings are open, accessible and clearly communicated to relevant stakeholders.  Best practice promotes rigorous science, and research that is open, engaging and reproducible. Nonetheless, It is still possible for gaps to exist between research outputs (code/data/results) and consumers of research (policy makers/other researchers/the general public). This is the Data Gap. Bridging the Data Gap requires formal, reproducible workflows, including reproducible computational environments, and analysis platforms that allow researchers to share their code, data and findings in an open and engaging format. We refer to these environments as interactive analysis platforms.  This project focusses on the following questions: • Are Australian researchers currently using interactive analysis platforms? • What tools are they using? • How can the ARDC support Australian researchers to use these platforms?     authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch
Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons

Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including...

Keywords: ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch

Storage and compute workflow cost comparisons https://staging.dresa.org.au/materials/storage-and-compute-workflow-cost-comparisons-795f089e-ea05-41de-8982-0e7a2e8d7807 Storage and compute infrastructure provide a fundamental foundation underpinning research workflows across Australia.  Institutions and research organisations are rightly exploring and assessing commercial services versus nationally subsidised services against a range of criteria, including service quality, service capabilities, and total cost of ownership.  Through this project, QCIF has undertaken a comparison of representative storage and compute workflows across QRIScloud and AWS. authors ARDC, Storage and Compute Summit, FAIR, Infrastructure, NCRIS, eResearch