Summer Training Institute in Reproducible Research with R (STIRRR)

  • Date:
    Aug 27 2013
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center - Holyoke, MA

    ICB3 is pleased to offer a one-day Summer Training Institute for Reproducible Research with R – STIRRR 2013: Data Sciences for the Life Sciences in a High-Performance Computing Environment – on August 27.

    Space is limited. Register now.

    Why? Ensuring reproducibility of biomedical research applications is a pillar of modern computational data science. Reproducible research is defined by the use of literate programming technologies and sound analytical principles. STIRRR offers a foundational curriculum in life scirnces research using R and high-performance computing for "big data" applications.

    What? The workshop will take place at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), a new state-of-the-art facility dedicated to research-oriented computing. STIRRR offers the first opportunity for life sciences researchers to learn how to effectively utilize the MGHPCC facility for their research and become early-adopters of this world-class resource.

    Participants will learn how to leverage powerful tools for high-performance computational research using R, such as:

    * ggplot2
    * GitHub
    * knitr & R Markdown
    * multicore
    * RStudio
    * Shiny

    When? Tuesday, August 27, 2013 – 8am to 6pm (all meals for the day included)

    Where? The Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) – 100 Bigelow Street, Holyoke, MA

    Who should attend? STIRRR 2013 is designed for researchers from academic and industry environments. STIRRR welcomes participants from diverse disciplines. Basic familiarity with the R statistical computing environment is recommended. Those new to R will be encouraged to complete an excellent, free on-line tutorial prior to attending.

    Is your organization interested in supporting STIRRR? For more information about sponsorship opportunities download information about the benefits and contact ICB3’s director, Dr. Andrea Foulkes.

    Tentative Program

    8:00 -  Registration and networking

    9:00 - Session 1: Principles of reproducible research

    10:15 -  Break and networking

    10:45 - Session 2: Introduction to cluster computing and applications

    12:00 -  Lunch and networking

    1:15 -  Tour of the MGHPCC

    1:45 - Session 3: Simulation and parallel computing with R

    3:00 -  Break and networking

    3:30 - Session 4: Topics in Big Data Sciences for the Life Sciences

    4:45-6:00 -  Closing Reception

    Registration Information:
    Space is limited. Register now.