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CLSSS: Environmental and Clinical Data Commons Initiatives at UChicago: Overviews, Demos, and Opportunities

October 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join us for the inaugural meeting of the Computational Life Sciences Seminar Series.

Title: Environmental and Clinical Data Commons Initiatives at UChicago: Overviews, Demos, and Opportunities
Speaker: Michael Fitzsimons, PhD, Director of User Services, Center for Data Intensive Science (CDIS) and Zac Flamig, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, CDIS
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Location: GCIS Meeting Room W303

The Center for Research Informatics in conjunction with the Master of Science in Biomedical Informatics is launching the Computational Life Sciences Seminar Series (CLSSS) in October 2017.

The seminar series will highlight research in the fields of bioinformatics and computational life sciences, foster collaborations, and provide a broad audience for feedback on current research.

The format for CLSSS will be flexible (e.g., standard seminars, lightning talks, etc.) and open to faculty, students, and researchers throughout the University of Chicago community.

Our first event will showcase some of the data commons and harmonization initiatives being pursued at the University of Chicago. Currently, there is a large amount of data available to researchers across a spectrum of disciplines. However, accessing and standardizing these data are a challenge and serve as an impediment to research. The University of Chicago is involved in several initiatives to build harmonized data commons that greatly improve the ability of the research community to utilize “Big Data”. The speakers will showcase some of these initiatives involving both clinical/genomics data (e.g., Genomic Data Commons) and environmental data (e.g., OCC Environmental Data Commons). Come learn about opportunities to utilize these data in your own research and/or develop software that interacts with the commons framework.

We’re excited to launch this new seminar series and welcome your thoughts and feedback as we develop and grow this series.


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