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Data Carpentry Genomics Workshop

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In this 2.5 day, hands-on workshop, participants will learn essential skills for working with genomics data, including:

  • How to structure your metadata, organize and document your genomics data and bioinformatics workflow, and access data on the NCBI sequence read archive (SRA) database.
  • How to work at the command line to navigate your file system, create, copy, move, and remove files and directories, and automate repetitive tasks using scripts and wildcards.
  • Using command-line tools to perform quality control, align reads to a reference genome, and identify and visualize between-sample variation.
  • How to work with Amazon AWS cloud computing and how to transfer data between your local computer and cloud resources.
  • Programming in R, including R basics, data wrangling, data analysis, and data visualization using NGS data.

Space is limited and participants are expected to attend all three sessions:

  • Wednesday, August 24 from 9am-5pm
  • Thursday, August 25 from 9am-5pm
  • Friday, August 26 from 9am-12:30pm

Visit the workshop website for more details and a full schedule. Registration is now closed.

All sessions are free to GW students, faculty, staff, and alumni. GW has an institutional commitment to ensuring that all of our programs and events are accessible for all individuals. If you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact at least 72 business hours (3 business days) prior to the event.