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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

iSCB RSG India Webinar: Mental Health Issues in Young Researchers

Are you a young researcher? Do you find performance pressure to be overwhelming? Has this pandemic added to your research stress?
If so, you are not alone.

This World Mental Health Day, ISCB RSG India cordially invites you to the webinar "Mental Health Issues in Young Researchers" where we will discuss and de-stigmatise mental health issues faced as a researcher.

When: 10th October, 2020 2:00 - 3:00 PM IST
URL: https://forms.gle/7Y23mxdRrVLEvSxe6

Contact Person: Shruti Gupta (shrutigupta217@gmail.com)

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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Data is everywhere, which is growing exponentially globally, and this can still grow at an accelerating rate for the foreseeable future. Businesses generate massive amounts of data in the form of blogs, messages, transaction documents, mobile device data, social media, etc. By using this data effectively, a business firm can create vital value and grow their economy by enhancing productivity, increasing efficiency, and delivering more value to consumers.

URL: https://www.innomatics.in/advanced-data-science-training-in-hyderabad/

Contact Person: 9951666670 (tech4allindia@gmail.com)

Friday, July 31, 2020

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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Friday, March 27, 2020

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute - First Call for Proposals

This is a funding opportunity targeting AI/ML and more generally data analytics to address COVID-19.

The research support is up to $500K for one year (no overhead) and it *can* provide support to investigators from around the world (i.e., not just people in the USA). The teams need to be led by investigators at one of the six collaborating institutions (Univ of Illinois, Univ of Chicago, Princeton, CMU, Berkeley, and MIT), but Co-PIs can be from anywhere.

The link to the call for proposals: https://c3dti.ai
URL: https://c3dti.ai

Contact Person: ISCB Admin (admin@iscb.org)

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Open Forum COVID-19 Research Sharing

ISCB believes the open-access research and data sharing will acceleration research findings. To assist in information sharing as it is relates to COVID-19, ISCB has created this exchange forum for our community. To post to the blog, use the comment function below.
URL: http://

Contact Person: Diane Kovats (dkovats@iscb.org)

Friday, February 21, 2020

Equity and Inclusion in ISCB

The International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) is acutely aware that global science is facing substantial challenges regarding equity and inclusion. Current science is still dominated by males and by what is shortly called "the West". In our Society, we are vigorously working to bring this skew into balance. We are actively pursuing balance in our governing bodies, most relevantly in our Board of Directors and slate of Officers. Furthermore, we have implemented processes towards achieving more balance in our suite of award winners, Fellows, and invited conference keynotes. We are guiding our affiliated conferences on the importance of diversity balance within their own programs. We also encourage our members to support these endeavors by providing nominations of excellent scientists from all corners of science and of the world to all of ISCB's programs.

At the same time, we are aware that improving equity and inclusion is a process that requires long-term dedication. Progress indicated by corresponding statistics will only be observed gradually. Moreover, while the criterion of balance is an important one it is not the only one in science.

We continually revisit our procedures for progress towards equity and inclusion and assess their efficacy. We do not think that automated procedures of assessment are appropriate for this purpose. Algorithms performing such categorization suffer from inherent limitations that distort the notion of balance we are striving for. Specifically, categorization of disjoint regional, ethnic or gender groups of scientists, while easing classification, also functions divisively.

We are committed to continuing and strengthening our efforts towards achieving equity and inclusion in our Society and invite the members of our Society and the scientific community to engage in a dialog with us on this issue.
URL: https://www.iscb.org/iscb-news-items/4257-2020-feb20-iscb-announcement

Contact Person: Nadine Costello (ncostello@iscb.org)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Cactus Foundation works to understand what brings researchers joy and what causes them immense stress in their work life

7.8 million researchers are working on humanity's most pressing problems, yet they often do so in highly competitive environments, where three-fourths of faculty positions have no job security (https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/12/about-three-quarters-all-faculty-positions-are-tenure-track-according-new-aaup); only 1 in 8 grant applications makes the cut (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/failed-horizon-2020-bids-cost-european-universities-ps6-billion); and scientific curiosity and career progression scarce find a middle ground. Unsurprisingly, academics are reported to be six times more likely to experience anxiety and depression (https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/03/graduate-students-need-more-mental-health-support-new-study-highlights) than the general population!

What about you as a researcher? Does your work environment motivate you? How do you manage your work and personal life? Do you receive enough support from your supervisors? What would you want to see changed in your current environment?

Cactus Communications (a global scholarly communications company) invites researchers globally to participate in a large-scale survey that aims to shed light on joy and stress triggers and overall mental health in academia. And the International Society of Computational Biology has partnered with them on this initiative.

The results of this survey are expected to push universities and research institutions worldwide to work towards addressing the problem of mental health in academia and creating a more positive research culture and a more nurturing work environment in which researchers can thrive. Click here to take the survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cactus-mental-health-survey-ISCB).
URL: https://www.cactusglobal.com/mental-health-survey/

Contact Person: Andrea Hayward (mentalhealthsurvey@cactusglobal.com)

Monday, January 27, 2020

April 27 - May 8, 2020: May Institute on computation and statistics for mass spectrometry and proteomics

The May Institute on Computation and Statistics for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, taking place on April 27 – May 8, 2020 on the campus of Northeastern University in Boston MA, is now accepting applications. The application deadline is January 31, 2020.

New this year is a "Future developers meeting", a 2-day program that brings together developers (and aspiring developers) of R/Python tools for mass spectrometry and proteomics. We invite you to submit an abstract and present your research at the workshop.

Participants can select a subset of the following programs:

* Targeted proteomics with Skyline
* Proteomics and metabolomics with OpenMS
* Beginner's statistics in R
* Intermediate R and data visualization
* [NEW THIS YEAR!] Future developers meeting
* Statistics for quantitative mass spectrometry
* Scientific writing
* Capstone – case studies in data-independent acquisition (DIA)

Instructors are leading experts, who contributed numerous experimental and computational methods and software. The target audiences are both beginners and experienced scientists, with both experimental and computational expertise.

Tuition fee waivers and travel fellowships will be available for students and postdocs affiliated with academic or nonprofit institutions in the US. Accepted presenters at the Future developers meeting will have a free admission to this part of the program.

More information is at https://computationalproteomics.khoury.northeastern.edu/
URL: https://computationalproteomics.khoury.northeastern.edu/

Contact Person: Olga Vitek (mayinstitute@ccs.neu.edu)