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 2014 Bioinformatics Festival


Open Science: The Transparency Revolution

The NIAID Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB) is pleased to host our annual 2014 Bioinformatics & Computational Biosciences Festival, Open Science: The Transparency Revolution. The primary goal of the festival is to explore the open science movement through presentations on open access, open systems/software, and open data. As the government strives for transparency and engagement, the NIH also seeks to enhance reproducibility in research. The festival will feature high-level presentations by subject matter experts from government agencies, academia, and non-profit organizations.

Dr. Philip Bourne, NIH’s first Associate Director for Data Science will open the festival with a keynote presentation on April 8 and close the symposium on April 9. All staff are welcome to attend. ​​Please note that seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Date: April 8, 2014

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentations start at 9:00 a.m.

Location: NIH Main Campus, Building 45, Natcher Main Auditorium, Bethesda, Maryland

VideoCast: If you are unable to join us in person, the event will be available via NIH VideoCast  

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NIH Workshop on Advanced Networking for Data-Intensive Biomedical Research

The festival will be followed up with an internal workshop to discuss with and educate staff on the issues associated with data-intensive biomedical research with a focus on advanced networking and data movement. The workshop will include data-intensive science presentations, Infrastructure+  (NIH refresh of its campus network) discussions, and related technical discussions. The focus will be on specific use cases, their challenges, and their solutions. The target audience for this day's event are NIH intramural scientists, IT staff involved in support roles (system and network administrators), and program officers.

Date: April 9, 2014

Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Presentations start at 9:00 a.m.

Location: NIH Main Campus, Building 45, Natcher Main Auditorium, Bethesda, Maryland
                Afternoon sessions will take place in Room D.

VideoCast: In order to encourage discussion and sharing of views, this event will not be VideoCast live. However, the recording will be available in the Past Events archive.


Registration is now closed

Please send all questions regarding this festival to:
Scientific Resource Outreach Strategist, MSC
Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology (OCICB)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Last Updated March 19, 2014

Last Reviewed March 19, 2014