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BIOF 087 | Programming for Biomedical Researchers

March 2, 2020 to March 5, 2020

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: registrar@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH Only: Payment approval and authorization is done through your AO or lab manager. Receiving lab approval does not constitute enrollment. Fellows or those being sponsored by their lab can enroll using this form while waiting for authorization of payment.

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Contract: SF-182

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

Background
Computer programs are meant to perform repeated, monotonous, fast, reproducible tasks, handling any amount of data. Researchers often come across situations where existing programs don't suit their needs. In the era of BigData, without the ability to quickly put together a program that would solve their problem, researchers face a road block that is not efficiently solvable by a human.This training will walk through participants in writing programs that would help them solve their own problems.

Objectives
Participants will get a brief introduction to the programming concepts, followed by hands-on walkthrough for writing scripts using the Unix Shell Programming Language, R, Perl and Python. We will start from reading the data, processing it and all the way until saving the processed data.

Highlights

  • Participants will work in a friendly Linux GUI Desktop environment.
  • Participants will get a copy of all the scripts used in the class.
  • Participants will also receive a cookbook style manual for all the hands-on exercises.

Hands-on Skills/Tools taught

  1. Programming concepts using Microbit MakeCode
  2. Programming in Unix Shell Language
  3. Programming in R using RStudio
  4. Programming in Python using Jupyter
  5. Programming in Perl
  6. GitHub for version control
  7. Serverless computing
  8. Coding in the cloud

Who should attend

  • Researchers, Clinicians, Students and academics who are aspiring to learn to write their own scripts/programs to solve their own problems.
  • Scientists in program administration interested in learning the standard tools and techniques for biomedical programming.

Prerequisites
Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills.

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Credit
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 the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.8 CEUs.

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

Notification
All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at registration@faes.org.
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following 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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