Courses and webinars from CORBEL

The EU funded project CORBEL (Coordinated Research Infrastructures Building Enduring Life-science Services) have open spots for webinars and courses:

Webinar: ‘How to make your event successful and eligible for EU funding: Event management for Research Infrastructures’
Date: 3 December 2019
Speaker: Dana Cernoskova (Scientifika - events for science)

An increasing number of European projects funding is leading to the increasing need to organise the working meetings, general assemblies, all hands working meetings and many other kinds of events. This event management webinar is focused on practical aspects: how to make your event successful and what are the important aspects of the whole ‘event cycle’.
Events which are funded or co-funded by EU or national grants require the knowledge of all internal/external rules which need to be followed to make the event eligible. The webinar will highlight the most common of those. Event management requires multitasking, forecasting and the fact that event date = deadline cannot be postponed led very often to the last minute stress. The webinar will try to show the most common mistakes and should help to avoid them in the future.
A very important part of the event management is also the communication which should not be underestimated. The webinar will touch the communication practical tips. At the end of the webinar you will be able to download the practical guidelines for your future events.
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Webinar: ‘The BBMRI ELSI Services across the Nodes & BMS RIs’
Date: 14 January 2020
Speaker: Michaela Th. Mayrhofer (BBMRI-ERIC)

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Workshop: Best practices in Biomedical Public-Private Research Collaborations
Date & Place: 13-14 February 2020, Lisbon, Portugal

The CORBEL Innovation Helpdesk team is organizing a best practice workshop on the theme of public-private research collaboration on 13-14 February 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. This 2-day event will focus on all relevant aspects of setting up such collaborations, from initial contacts through planning and negotiation to completion of legal agreements and project implementation. In addition to plenary lectures covering various aspects there will be a use case for participants to work on in teams.

The workshop is aimed primarily at representatives of research infrastructures and academic institutions who are or expect to be involved in the organization and implementation of such collaborative research programmes. More information, the registration link and the agenda can be found here:


ARIA Workshop
Date & Place: 25 February 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam plays host to the next ARIA workshop that will be held on the 25th of February 2020. The workshop will be a series of talks that will give a background to the ARIA software and introduce some of its core features. We will be demonstrating the newly released features around visit and session management, including the financial reporting module developed in collaboration with EU-OPENSCREEN. There will also be an interactive feedback session for feedback and ideas gathering to help shape the future of ARIA. We hope that you will be able to join us at the event, supported by CORBEL and iNEXT with the room provided by our friends at the NKI.
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CORBEL Final Open Meeting
Date & Place: 2 March 2020, Florence, Italy

The final CORBEL meeting will take place on 2 March 2020 in Florence, Italy. The consortium will present their solutions for harmonising user access to the European life science research infrastructures (RIs), comprising topics such as access, data or quality management, training, ELSI and innovation support. Presentations by scientists from the biological and medical user communities will illustrate how concerted access to multiple RIs advanced their projects, thus demonstrating the benefit of CORBEL for European life science research.
The one-day meeting will be open to European scientists from the biological and medical field, potential users of the CORBEL common services as well as other stakeholders generally interested in CORBEL and the European life science RIs. Registration will open soon - updates will be published here:

The final CORBEL meeting will be organised back-to-back with the 1st annual general meeting (AGM) of the EOSC-Life project on 3-4 March 2020. EOSC-Life is the new cluster project of the European life science RIs within the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), aiming at creating an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe. The 1st EOSC-Life AGM will comprise one day open to selected stakeholders and a second internal day for the consortium.


Data visualisation for biology: A Practical Workshop on Design, Techniques and Tools
Date & Place: 16-20 March 2020, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

As biological datasets increase in size and complexity, we are moving more and more from a hypothesis-driven research paradigm to a data-driven one. As a result, exploration of that data has become even more crucial than in the past.

In this 5-day course, organised by EMBL-EBI in association with CORBEL, we will dive into the topic of biological data visualisation and how it can be used to gain insight into and get a "feel" for a dataset, so that targeted analyses can be defined. We will start by covering theoretical questions such as: What is data visualisation? How do we perceive images? How can we visualise data in the best possible way? It will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and workshop sessions, and will also provide hands-on experience in developing visualisations. The course will focus on working with omics (e.g. genomics, transcriptomics) data rather than e.g. imaging data.

This course is targeted at biologists who want to explore and gain further insight into their own data through the use of visualisation and design approaches. People with different backgrounds and previous expertise in data visualisation are welcome to join the course. Some prior experience in programming would be beneficial, however participants will be divided into groups according to their programming experience for the hands-on element from day 3 onwards. Applicants will be asked to provide detail on their level of programming ability and knowledge of visualisation tools as part of the application process. Some pre-reading and exercises will additionally be sent out to successful applicants prior to the course, and these will also help us decide on the most appropriate groupings.

Date: Monday 16 - Friday 20 March 2020
Venue: European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) - Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD, United Kingdom
Application opens: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Application deadline: Friday 29 November 2019
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Training on the data integration platforms tranSMART & cBioPortal
Date & Place: 26-27 March 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Type of course: Face to face
Participants: Data stewards/data managers involved with translational research

The data integration platforms tranSMART and cBioPortal are widely used by researchers and clinicians to integrate, analyse and visualise large amounts of data. In this CORBEL course, data stewards/data managers are offered the opportunity to learn how to upload data to these platforms and how to use the different user interfaces. They will gain insight into these platforms and the possibilities that they offer.

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Published Nov. 19, 2019 1:26 AM - Last modified Nov. 19, 2019 1:26 AM