2016 – A busy year for Gene Wiki and WikiData

I knew it! Last year, I struggled with the year-end post for the Gene Wiki/WikiData (AKA the Gene WikiData) project because the Gene WikiData team was incredibly active. I learned my lesson, and attempted to better track their activity earlier this year with a running tally. Still, the Gene WikiData team was so productive, I still had trouble keeping up with everything they did! They’ve...
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BD2K Hackathon Travel Awards & Diversity Scholarships

The BD2K Hackathon is right around the corner (May 7-9th 2015, see here for more information). We still have a few travel awards & scholarships available, especially for under-represented minorities in science. The deadline to apply will be this Sunday at Midnight, and we will inform the chosen winners early next week. Please fill out this form to be considered. Also, as a reminder, please...
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1st BD2K 3rd Network of BioThings Hackathon

NEW! Travel and diversity scholarships are available. See the details page. We are very excited to announce our first BD2k / 3rd Network of Biothings Hackathon! This purpose of this hackathon is to bring together experts in their respective fields to collectively work on solving challenges related to biomedical big data. Biomedical research is rapidly becoming data-intensive as investigators are...
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Big Data Center of Excellence

Today, the NIH announced several new awards under the Big Data To Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. I’m very excited to announce that our group will be participating in one of the BD2K Centers of Excellence. Our awarded proposal is titled “A Community Effort to Translate Protein Data to Knowledge: An Integrated Platform“. It’s a bulky title, but it hits the two points of...
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