At the University of Minnesota
University Libraries offer free drop-in workshops on data management best practices periodically throughout the year.
The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) offers tutorials and hands-on workshops. Examples include Basic PHI Tutorial, Galaxy 101: NGS Data Analysis, or Image Procession Using Matlab. Find more information abotu MSI's tutorials and upcoming schedule.
The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) at the University of Minnesota's Thematic Year on Discrete Structures: Analysis and Applications is offering workshops throughout the year (registration is required). Particularly relevant for handling large data sets are:
- Convexity and Optimization: Theory and Applications (February 23-27, 2015)
- The Power of Randomness in Computation (March 16-20, 2015; held offsite at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta)
- Graphical Models, Statistical Inference, and Algorithms (May 18-22, 2015)
The 2015 CAMBAM-MBI-NIMBioS Summer School is accepting application for its June 1-12, 2015 summer workshop on the McGill University campus in Montreal focused on Nonlinear Dynamics in Biological Systems. Application deadline: March 1, 2015.
SAMSI is offering a Bioinformatics: Discovering Patterns in Human Microbiome Data (March 16-18, 2015) to address current and future challenges in the analysis of human microbiome data. The workshop takes place at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC. The registration deadline is February 6, 2015.
The NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Information and Entropy (April 8-10, 2015) will synthesize the work on information theory and entropy methods that are being applied to diverse areas of biology. The application deadline: November 12, 2014.
The 2014-15: Bioinformatics: Discovering Patterns in Human Microbiome Data (HMD) (March 16-18, 2015) will create a forum for ideas for overcoming current and future challenges in the analysis of the human microbiome data. The application deadline: February 6, 2015.
The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), located at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, offers tutorials on topics of interest to life scientists who want to enhance their computational and modeling skills. Tutorial attendees can apply for financial support.
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI), located in the Research Triangle Park, NC, offers year-long research programs. There are several opportunities to participate.