March 2, 2020 to March 5, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-496-7977 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.
Workshops generally run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.
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 participants through writing programs that would help them solve their own problems.
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.
- 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
- Programming concepts using Microbit MakeCode
- Programming in Unix Shell Language
- Programming in R using RStudio
- Programming in Python using Jupyter
- Programming in Perl
- GitHub for version control
- Serverless computing
- 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.
Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills.
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required.
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.
Discounted Training Rates
$695.00 - NIH Trainees (Fellows, PostDocs, PostBacs working at the NIH Campus)
$895.00 - NIH Community (Working, Appointed, or Assigned to the NIH Campus)
$999.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military
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 email@example.com.
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.