Applicant Information Webinar for RFA-HG-14-001 BD2K-LINCS-Perturbation Data Coordination and Integration Center (DCIC) (U54)

Posted on: December 19th, 2013 by Documentation No Comments

 

January 13, 2014, 1:00pm – 2:30pm ET
Chairs: Dr. Jennie Larkin, Dr. Ajay Pillai

 

Reference for RFA-HG-14-001

An Applicant Information Webinar will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET, to provide information about the Library of Integrated Network-based Cellular Signatures (LINCS) FOA to prospective applicants. This FOA seeks applications to develop a data coordination and integration center (DCIC) that will address the opportunities and challenges provided by two major NIH efforts: Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) and the Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures (LINCS). The NIH expects that this BD2K-LINCS DCIC will focus on perturbagen-response data and signatures while ensuring that the resulting resources are effectively utilized by the community by addressing challenges related to biomedical Big Data. A successful DCIC will ensure consistent annotation of data and tools generated within the LINCS program; incorporate (without replicating databases) relevant non-LINCS perturbation data into the LINCS resource; support integration of relevant data, signatures, and tools to allow for seamless exploration of the (LINCS) program’s output by a broad range of biomedical researchers; support linkages to outside knowledge bases, data portals, and resources; support training in perturbation-data science skills; build innovative access and query tools to disparate databases hosting multiple data types; and disseminate the resulting tools and resources to the broad range of biomedical researchers. Related FOAs of relevance to the DCIC include RFA-RM-13-013 soliciting applications for LINCS data and signature generation and RFA-HG-13-009 soliciting applications for BD2K Centers of Excellence.

Information on how to participate in the webinar:

  • Registration: None
  • Audio: Dial: 1-800-779-8174
  • Participant Code: 38-60-157
  • URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/r6j0ieehwxb/
  • Contact: lincsproject@mail.nih.gov
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    Slides with background information that will be displayed during the webinar will be available here shortly before the webinar begins. A document with the questions and responses addressed during the webinar, and an audio recording of the webinar will also be made available on this website.

Public Conference on LINCS to be Held at the Broad Institute in November 2013

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by Documentation

November 18:
Broad Institute. 7 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

November 19:
Joseph B Martin Conference Center. 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur,
Harvard University Longwood Campus, Boston, MA.

See below for full agenda.

Over the past 3 years, the LINCS consortium has generated a range of novel datasets and analytical tools with the goal of enabling the biomedical research community with new approaches to link disease biology, genome biology and chemical biology. Members of the LINCS consortium have already begun using these datasets towards questions of interest to their laboratories and those of close collaborators. A few of these efforts have been published and several more are nearing completion.

To facilitate community uptake, we are organizing the first public conference on LINCS to be held at the Broad Institute in November 2013. The conference will feature a number of workshops (hosted by LINCS centers) as well as presentations by current and anticipated users of LINCS so as to create a robust discussion on how the data can be used for biological discovery. 

The conference agenda will include:

  • Workshops to educate novice and advanced users on using LINCS resources 
  • Invited presentations on current and anticipated uses of LINCS data
  • Sessions to gather feedback from attendees on future directions of LINCS

Full agenda and registration. For questions please email lincs@broadinstitute.org.

Webinar for RFA-RM-13-013 LINCS: Perturbation-Induced Data and Signature Generation Centers (U54)

Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Documentation

An applicant information webinar for RFA-RM-13-013 Library of Integrated Network-Based Cellular Signatures (LINCS): Perturbation-Induced Data and Signature Generation Centers (U54) was held on Friday, September 6, 20e?13. Listen to the audio from the webinar here. View the slides displayed during the webinar here.

A text file of questions and answers from the webinar is here. In some cases, these answers are more comprehensive than what you may find in the audio transcript.

HMS LINCS Data Forum

Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Documentation

A “LINCS Data Forum” will be held March 20-21, 2013 at Harvard Medical School in Boston MA.

This two day workshop will feature platform presentations and posters relating to LINCS science, data resources, and software tools. Potential users of LINCS data from the broader scientific community are invited to attend. There will be breakout discussions and tutorials about LINCS resources that are newly released or under development, and informal feedback will be gathered.

Meeting registration and agenda information are available at the HMS LINCS website.

November 2012 Consortium Agenda

Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Documentation

The agenda for the November 2012 LINCS Consortium Meeting has been posted.

Data Standards Update

Posted on: October 12th, 2012 by Documentation

The Data Standards page has been updated to reflect the most recent standards releases.

Updated Data Standards – August 2012

Posted on: August 24th, 2012 by Documentation

The Data Standards page has been updated to reflect the most recent standards releases.

Updated Datasets – July 2012

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by Documentation

The LINCS U54 Centers have released updated datasets, as per the quarterly data release plan.

LINCS Program Highlighted at AACR

Posted on: June 27th, 2012 by Documentation

LINCS program Highlighted at AACR Special Conference on Chemical Systems Biology.

Data Releases Update – April 2012

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 by Documentation

The Data Releases page has been updated to reflect the most recent data releases from HMS and Broad.