ENA Facilities Day 2013 - 18th to 19th November
The second ENA Sequencing Facilities Workshop is for scientists at the forefront of biological research using next generation sequencing technologies (NGS).
It is an opportunity for group representatives to discuss technological advances in their field as well as approaches to handling, archiving and analysing data for effective public dissemination of their research, in a way which is reproducible and comparable on a global scale.
The workshop is aimed at scientists from active sequencing groups. To avoid overbooking we ask that a maximum of one representative per institute attends.
The purpose of Facilities Day is to consolidate knowledge of dataflow practices between groups producing sequence data and to inform participants about the latest developments from the INSDC archive services. It also provides an opportunity for attendants to use their experience of high throughput data generation to advise the service team and make recommendations about the optimal presentation of their data.
Preparation and Materials
A significant part of the event will be dedicated to discussion. Please prepare your preferred discussion point by creating a single slide: you will have the opportunity to present this issue in the section entitled "Flash Talks" on the second day (see programme below). Issues may take the form of problems with data flow, analysis or storage, or recommendations for new technologies or novel solutions. A sample of last year's slides are available here.
The ENA would like to make an assessment of the sequencing landscape from participants at Facilities Day using a questionnaire. Some examples of the information we have collected in the past can be found here
After Facilities Day participants can expect to have:-
- gained awareness of how INSDC services can aid in the management and global communication of data
- shared problems and solutions with colleagues in other NGS fields
- developed an appreciation of the sequencing landscape and how they fit in to it
We hope you will also have enjoyed the discussions and made some valuable contacts in the NGS community.
|Day 1 - 18 November 2013|
|10:00 - 11:00||Registration||Shiela Plaister|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee/Tea|
|11:00 - 11:30||Welcome||Guy|
|11:30 - 12:00||Introduction to resources||Marc|
|12:00 - 13:00||Lunch and networking|
|13:00 - 14:00||ENA Submissions||Rajesh (chair), Nima, Arnaud|
|14:00 - 14:30||Standards||Petra|
|14:30 - 15:15||Data management||Guy (chair), Alex, Vadim|
|15:15 - 15:45||Coffee/Tea|
|15:45 - 17:15||Flash talks from facilites||Marc (chair)|
|17:15 - 17:30||Wrap Up|
|Day 2 - 19 November 2013|
|09:00 - 10:30||Discovery||Marc (chair), Neil, Nima, Rasko, Simon|
|10:30 - 11:00||Coffee/Tea|
|11:00 - 11:30||Futures||Guy|
|11:30 - 12:30||Feedback|
|12:30 - 12:45||Wrap-up|
|12:45 - 14:15||Lunch & further discussions|
This event will be taking place at the EMBL-EBI IT Training Room with in the EBI East Wing building.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendants please book their own travel and accommodation.
We would recommend that you book your accommodation at any of the following locations:
Wellcome Trust Conference Centre (onsite)
Information regarding travelling to the EBI can be found here: http://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/travel
Free parking availalbe with in the campus.
The ENA hopes to provide lunches and an evening dinner
Title:ENA Sequencing Facilities Workshop
Date: 6th - 7th September 2012
Target Group: Biologists, bioinformaticians and developers producing and disseminating next generation sequencing data. Preferably one guest per institute (spaces are limited)
Aims and objectives:Establish the most effective approaches for public domain data archiving of sequence data and define the smoothest path for data flow from facilities to the public.
The first ENA Sequencing Facilities Workshop is dedicated to those producing and disseminating next generation sequencing data in the pursuit of ground breaking research. The nature of sequencing facilities is constantly adapting to rapid technological advance and an ever broadening range of applications for sequencing. This introduces common challenges among facilities for which ENA has a major role in providing solutions. Challenges include difficulties in disseminating large data sets and maximising richness of data descriptors to render these data sets useful. The aim of the workshop is a mutual understanding – for facilities to understand the range of services available from ENA and for ENA to understand the improvements needed to remain central.
A developing agenda
A common theme will be dataflow from facility to ENA and we will address approaches to making this as smooth and effortless as possible. We believe that a thorough understanding of the needs of facilities can be best achieved through close communication and over the coming months will get a feel for the exact layout of the agenda by polling delegates from the facilities. The agenda is likely to include presentations from ENA covering our services and technology, in particular recent developments, presentations from facilities on current work and needs and discussions of how to take different areas of our interactions forward, with both immediate actions and longer term strategic thinking.
As spaces are limited we would prefer a single representative per institute to attend. Please forward this invitation to another colleague if you feel that they may be a more appropriate attendee.
Email Marc Rossello at firstname.lastname@example.org to register
Please organize your own travel (http://www.ebi.ac.uk/Information/Travel/travel.html) and accommodation.
Recommended accommodation is the Holiday Inn and a free shuttle bus will be available from here.
Attendees will need to make their own arrangements for transport to and from EBI if staying elsewhere.
Other accommodation options can be found here:
Complimentary refreshments and lunches will be provided during the workshop.
A table will be booked for dinner on the evening of Thursday the 6th of September. Please be prepared to contribute to the cost of the dinner.