BioSchemas

Bioschemas Agreement meeting 24-26 May 2017

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The Bioschemas Implementation study organised its second meeting on May 24-26 at Hinxton. Bioschemas aims to improve data discoverability by encouraging the use of schema.org markup in websites and services. By using consistently structured information, the resources become more discoverable, facilitating collation and analysis of distributed data. Bioschemas is part of the wider schema community that is overseen by the schema.org consortium founded by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yandex.

The implementation study supports three hackathons to specify, agree and adopt Bioschemas specifications in exemplar life sciences areas: data repositories, datasets, beacons, samples and phenotypes, and protein annotations. The second, agreement meeting had the aim of completing the definition of use cases and specifications, defining the relationship among the proposed data types, and publishing the first version of the proposed...

Bioinformatics training courses at the University of Cambridge

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The following Bioinformatics Training events, taking place at the University of Cambridge, are currently open for booking. Although some of them are already fully booked, we encourage registering as you will be added to the waiting list and notified when a place becomes available.
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ELIXIR-UK awarded by BBSRC

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ELIXIR-UK has been awarded an International Partnering Award by BBSRC. The award, for £20,000 over 18 months from April 2017, will support networking activities (particularly travel) by Node members who need to travel to ELIXIR events but are currently not funded to do so. This will help UK partners become more integrated into ELIXIR activities.