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Birds of a Feather (BoF) - ISMB/ECCB 2019

The ISCB code of conduct

Room: TBA Tuesday July 23 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Lucia Peixoto and Casey Greene, Washington State University, University of Pennsylvania

Overview

In this session we will introduce ISCB members to the recently approved ISCB code of conduct and answer questions regarding this policy as well as received feedback for future policy updates. This is a joint session organized by the Junior PI COSI and the Equity Diversity and Inclusion task-force from ISCB.

Actionable ways to increase diversity in your (scientific) community

Room: TBA Wednesday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Malvika Sharan, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, EMBL

Overview

In this session, I would facilitate the conversation beyond the fact that diversity is required, not only to improve inclusiveness but for the growth of a community/organization. The discussion will be catalyzed by a few proven solutions developed and adopted by successful communities that will aim to stimulate a relevant discussion among the conference attendees.

Dos and Don’ts’ checklist for computational training

Room: TBA Wednesday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Sara El-Gebali, EMBL-EBI

Overview

There is a growing demand in various research fields for computational training and resources to work with open access data. Hence, trainers need to design their training materials as per the need of their audience who might be located in developed or developing countries. I would like to invite participants to create a comprehensive ‘Dos and Don’ts’ checklist when preparing for training sessions for different countries and audiences

Integrative queryable genomics with InterMine

Room: TBA Wednesday, July 24 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Yo Yehudi, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge

Overview

InterMine is an open source biological data integration warehouse which allows biologists and bioinformaticians to access integrated genomic data via web interfaces and APIs. Since there are now over 30 InterMine instances "in the wild", we invite all InterMiners at ISMB to come join us for a meet-and-greet and friendly chat amongst community members.

Open Bioinformatics Foundation Board Meeting

Room: TBA Thursday, July 25 (12:45 pm - 1:45 pm)

Organizers:

Heather Wiencko, OBF

Overview

The OBF has a public board meeting roughly once a year, in part to vote on important business issues, and in part to publicly discuss items relevant to the OBF community. This year we're choosing to hold it during BOSC, in the hope that members of the community will be able to attend. We expect to elect a new board member during this year's meeting, and other agenda items will be published in advance of the meeting on our website: https://news.open-bio.org/