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BIOF 078 (Formerly BioTech 78) | Data Integration, Analysis and Visualization

June 9, 2020 to June 12, 2020

NIH Campus- Bethesda, Maryland

Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: or call 301-496-7975 for space availability. 

NIH Fellows or NIH community members being sponsored by their lab can enroll tentatively, using the Contract: SF-182 option on the workshop’s registration site while waiting for authorization of payment. Enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is received.

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Contract: SF-182

Workshops generally run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Data integration is a big problem in biomedical research, especially in the era of NGS data, BigData, “omics”, precision medicine etc. Network based approach is one of the most interesting and efficient ways to integrate data. This hands-on training will introduce participants to network concepts, data preparation and integration methods, data analysis, exploration and visualization using Cytoscape and other open source tools. The training also includes a one day Bring-Your-Own-Data* clinic.

Hands-on Skills/Tools taught

  1. Data Cleaning and Preparation: Basic Unix
  2. Data Cleaning and Preparation: DataMash
  3. Data Cleaning and Preparation: OpenRefine
  4. Network Generation: Cytoscape
  5. Data Integration: Cytoscape
  6. Enrichment analysis: Cytoscape
  7. Pathway analysis: Cytoscape
  8. Gene Prioritization: Cytoscape
  9. Data Exploration: Cytoscape
  10. Data Visualization: Cytoscape
  11. Large Graph Analysis: Neo4J


  • Training provided by NIH researchers active in network based research
  • Cookbook style bound manual for all exercises
  • Continuing Education Credits
  • Bring-Your-Own-Data* : we will help you build your own networks, integrate, analyze, visualize and explore your own data. You can take home a good amount of work done and saved as a complete sessions file.
    • * If Participants don't have their own data for the BOYD clinic, we will provide a customized Do-It-Yourself exercise based on the input we would collect on the first day of training.

Who should attend

  • Researchers and academics interested in learning network based data integration, analysis, exploration and visualization tools and techniques.
  • Clinicians interested in exploring network medicine approach to identify novel markers and therapeutic targets.
  • Program administrators who are interested in getting a firsthand experience with network based methods and tools for data integration, exploration and visualization.
  • Anyone who has their own data that they would like to analyze, explore and visualize in the context of networks.

Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours.   Upon completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

General Training Rate
Discounted Training Rates
$695.00 - NIH Trainees (fellows, postdocs, postbacs, working or appointed to any NIH Campus)
$895.00 - NIH Community(working or appointed to any NIH Campus)
$999.00 - Academia, US Military or US Government

Refund Policy
100% tuition refund for registrations cancelled 14 or more calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
50% tuition refund for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 calendar days prior to the start of the workshop.
No refund will be issued for registrations cancelled 3 calendar days or less prior to the start of the workshop.

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at
Cancellations received after 4:00 pm (ET) on business days or received on non-business days are time marked for the following business day. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

Suggested Lodging Accommodations
A special rate is available to all workshop attendees. This includes complimentary buffet breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and discounted $15 parking per night. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to/from the NIH campus. The hotel is also within walking distance of the training facility. Reservations can be made online, see below.  

The Bethesdan by Hilton


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