Data Carpentry's aim is to teach researchers basic concepts, skills, and tools for working with data so that they can get more done in less time, and with less pain. The workshop in ecology taugth data cleaning, management, analysis and visualization. The workshop used a single tabular data set that contains observations about adorable small mammals over a long period of time in Arizona.
The focus of the workshop in genomics was on working with genomics data and data management and analysis for genomics research. It covered metadata organization in spreadsheets, data organization, connecting to and using cloud computing, the command line for sequence quality control and bioinformatics workflows, and R for data analysis and visualization. The workshop taught the foundational skills for any analysis and to analyze the output of a genomics pipeline.
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Frank Pennekamp, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich;
Andrew MacDonald, Paul Sabatier University - Toulouse III, Toulouse, France;
Malgorzata Nowicka, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences,University of Zurich, Switzerland;
Helen Lindsay, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences,University of Zurich, Switzerland;
Lukas Weber, Institute of Molecular Life Sciences,University of Zurich, Switzerland.
The graduate school is funded through SUK-Programm "Doktoratsprogramme".