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Looking for an opportunity to work better with your peers, get familiar with the latest open science technologies, or incorporate these approaches into your teaching and research? Then join our next Foundational Open Science Skills workshop.

The 10-weekly, 2-hour sessions are designed to accommodate your busy schedule by combining lectures, presentations, short breakouts for group work, and hands-on tutorials, capped off by a group or individual project of your choice.

What You'll Learn

Through meaningful interactions with colleagues and trainers, and mentoring to help you level up your skills to meet the data science revolution, FOSS builds your research toolbox, your community, and your confidence that your data-driven research rests upon a solid open science foundation. 

  • Organize your lab, communications, and research with productivity software
  • Scale out your computation from laptop to cloud and HPC systems
  • Manage the data lifecycle for open science and reproducibility
  • Connect with colleagues across institutional boundaries and research domains
  • Engage with the community of Open Science practitioners

What's covered

  • Tools for managing the data lifecycle using FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data principles
  • What is and how to use container technology to streamline your work and make it more reproducible
  • How to scale out your computation from laptop to cloud to HPC
  • Development best practices, including continuous integration 
  • Interactive collaboration tools such as GitHub/GitHub Pages for research and teaching
  • Best practices for writing successful, competitive research proposals
  • Experience using HPC, distributed computing, cloud computing systems 

Who should attend

Geared toward faculty, postdocs, and advanced graduate students of all skill levels, FOSS offers hands-on learning to build a solid Open Science foundation for your research and educational projects in a collaborative, supportive atmosphere with peers and project mentors.

Set yourself apart with new technical and virtual collaboration skills that funders, research and educational institutions, and even students now demand. 

About the course

CyVerse's team of experienced scientific bioinformaticians teach using a small workgroup format, including weekly check-ins and homework assignments to keep you on track with your research or curriculum development goals.

Flexible times allow you to attend one 2-hour session each week. A video-recording of each week's class is available to registrants.

Still not sure if this is right for you?

Don't let a lack of command-line or coding skills intimidate you, as CyVerse's onboarding resources provide a leg up to help you understand, learn to access, and use the cyberinfrastructure backbone of 21st century science and join the data science revolution.

Whether you attend to hone your own skills or as a team focused on achieving a collaborative goal, the capstone project offers hands-on time to apply what you've learned. In learning FOSS principles and practices, opportunities to gain "soft skills" in communications, team-building, goal-setting, collaborative problem identification-solving, and project management are par for the course.