Monthly Archives: January 2016

Systems biology informatics manager for the Digital Salmon (NMBU, Ås, Norway)

The Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences seeks a bioinformatician or systems biologist with skills or interest in ontological annotation, semantic interoperability or knowledge management, for the systems biology of salmon farming. This is a Researcher position of 3 years (with possibility of extension) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.

The project “Towards the Digital Salmon: From a reactive to a pre-emptive research strategy in aquaculture (DigiSal)” is part of Digital Life, Norway’s first call dedicated to systems biology. Effective management of data and model resources is key in this endeavour, and DigiSal will initiate The Digital Salmon: A knowledge base of salmon genetics and physiology, interfacing closely with complementary databases, repositories, and research infrastructures such as ELIXIR. This knowledge base is a key deliverable of the DigiSal project, and the long-term ambition is that it will enable aquaculture industry to quickly address emerging challenges, quickly reanalysing existing data and identifying knowledge gaps to rapidly acquire required new data.

Full advertisement: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/121417/systems-biology-informatics-manager-for-the-digital-salmon-refno-16-00453

Application deadline: Thursday 2016-02-25.

Email enquiries welcome: Jon Olav Vik: jonovik@gmail.com.

Save the date (15th September 2016): FAIRDOM User Meeting as a Satellite of ICSB 2016

FAIRDOM will host a user meeting as a satellite meeting of ICSB 2016 in  Barcelona on 15th September 2016. The user forum is for anyone who currently uses FAIRDOM software, or anyone who is interested in using FAIRDOM software, irrespective of seniority or scope of interest (students, researchers, lab managers, publishers, software developers etc).

The user meeting will feature talks from current users about how they use FAIRDOM software; talks about data management challenges users face in their current projects; discussions about data management; opportunities to speak with the FAIRDOM team about the software; and gain advice, tips, and expertise on defining your own data management strategies.

We will provide more information in the near future.

FAIRDOM webinars – facing your data management challenges with you!

Are you a student, researcher, project investigator, lab manager, institution, publisher, data provider or anyone else interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences?

Thought you’d missed our first webinar on 25th Jan? Well, we have rescheduled the webinar for Monday 1st February 2pm – 3pm GMT.  Therefore you have another opportunity to join us.

Our guest speaker for the first session will be Steven Wiley.

To find our more about the webinar visit our webinar page.

You can sign up over at our webinar management page. 

FAIRDOM webinars – facing your data management challenges with you!

Are you a student, researcher, project investigator, lab manager, institution, publisher, data provider or anyone else interested in data and model management in interdisciplinary life-sciences?

Join our new webinar series launching Mon 25th Jan 2pm-2.45pm GMT. Our guest speaker for the first session will be Steven Wiley.

To find our more about the webinar visit our webinar page.

You can sign up over at our webinar management page. 

New to FAIRDOMHub – Create your own Programmes and Projects

Following the recent release and upgrade of FAIRDOMHub to SEEK version 1.0, we are pleased to announce that we now support creating and administering your own Programmes and Projects.

This means as a registered user you can create your own Programmes, and create and add your own Projects and Profiles and administer them. After creation the Programme will need to be approved by FAIRDOM, but afterwards it can be completely self-managed.

You can register with FAIRDOMHub at https://fairdomhub.org/signup if you do not already have an account.

Please visit our user guide for more details about this new service: http://docs.seek4science.org/help/user-guide/programme-creation-and-management.html

Once you have created a Programme, you will automatically become the Programme administrator. For more information about what you can then do, please read: http://docs.seek4science.org/help/user-guide/roles.html#programme-administrator

If you require any assistance or guidance, please see if your query has already been answered at our Biostar message board at: http://biostar.fair-dom.org/ . If it hasn’t please raise a new question.

New paper on standards and data management practices in systems biology

The FAIRDOM team are pleased to announce the publication of “The evolution of standards and data management practices in systems biology” in Molecular Systems Biology. The paper presents a survey of the systems biology community that addresses standards usage and data management practices. The survey was conducted as part Infrastructure for Systems Biology Europe (ISBE), of which FAIRDOM forms a key pillar.

http://msb.embopress.org/content/11/12/851