The 2017 Benjamin Franklin Award for Open Access in the Life Sciences is now accepting nominations. This is a humanitarian award presented annually by Bioinformatics.org to an individual who has, in his or her practice, promoted open-access to the materials and methods used in the life sciences. The ceremony for the presentation of the Award will be held at the 2017 Bio-IT World Conference + Expo in Boston. For more information, visit this website.
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) will host “UC Berkeley’s Data Science Course for Undergraduates: Computational and Inferential Thinking for the 21st Century” webinar presented by Ani Adhikari, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley; David Culler, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), UC Berkeley; and John DeNero, EECS, UC Berkeley, February 16, 2017, 2:30pm – 3:30pm ET. The webinar is free, but registration is required. View the flyer here.
NIH Associate Director for Data Science & BD2K Events:
NIH will hold the 3rd annual Pi Day Celebration on Pi Day, March 14, 2017, Bldg 35A, Room 620/630, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, on the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda, MD. The goal of the NIH Pi Day celebration is to increase awareness across the biomedical science community of the role that the quantitative sciences play in biomedical research. NIH staff will have the opportunity to give short presentations called “PiCo Talks” or posters/demos. If you want to share information about an interesting project or idea related to the role of the quantitative sciences in the biomedical sciences, please submit a proposal for a talk or poster/demo by visiting this website. Propo
Data Science Events
The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Working Group on Data Citation is hosting the following webinars: “Implementation of Dynamic Data Citation at the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative” on February 13, 2017 and Data Seal of Approval/World Data Systems Repository Certification Methods (DSA/WDS) on February 14, 2017. For additional information, visit this website or contact the RDA Europe Helpdesk.