Barcelona - Camí dels Plans de Can Bonvilar

BioHackathon Europe 2020

9 de Noviembre de 2020

Following the success of the past Biohackathons (2018, 2019), and building on the Biohackathons organised by National Bioscience Database Center (NBDC) and Database Center for Life Science (DBCLS), we are running Biohackathon Europe 2020 again in Spain, in Barcelona area. We hope to build on our success and encourage more ELIXIR and non-ELIXIR participants to take part and also have industry engagement.

BioHackathon activities are driven by practical sessions where people gather, discuss, and implement ideas/projects during intensive and productive coding sessions. The topics will be aligned to challenges proposed by ELIXIR platforms (data, tools, compute, interoperability and training), ELIXIR communities (Human Data, Rare Diseases, Marine Metagenomics, Plant Science, Metabolomics and Proteomics), a selection of new tools and communities (e.g., Cytoscape and reproducible networks) proposed by ELIXIR France, and a set of common challenges proposed by the sister BioHackathon organised in Japan.

- Advance the development of an open-source infrastructure for data integration to accelerate scientific innovation. We will focus on technology implementations such as FAIR, identifiers, metadata standards, ontologies and metadata catalogues that support the operations across ELIXIR platforms (Compute, Data, Interoperability, Tools, and Training)
- Engage the technical people in the bioinformatics community inside and outside ELIXIR to work together on topics of common interest aligned to ELIXIR activities
- Strengthen the interactions with ELIXIR platforms and communities to establish and reinforce collaborations through hands-on programming activities.

New Development
- Prototypes, proof-of-concepts or drafts that can evolve later and be integrated into production (or could be identified as something that is better dismissed at that time)

Existing developments and resources
- Testing new versions
- Gathering information on possible new features
- Reaching new users and improving awareness

Personal and community Building
- Collaborative learning emerged from discussions with peers
- Sharing interests that could bring people to organise or grow communities

Registration for the meeting - conditions:
Registration for the BioHackathon is free and includes all meals and refreshments during the meeting when accommodation is booked at the venue. Participants are expected to cover their accommodation and travel unless invited by project leads of selected projects

The capacity is limited and it is on a first come first serve basis.
Priority for registration is given to Invitees from the projects Participants who are staying in the venue.

Registration deadline: 15th September 2020 or when the capacity is full.

Accommodation & Travel:
Information about the event can be found on the event website.
Accommodation and cancellation policy

General Contact: The organising committee [email protected]
Travel and Logistic: Dana Cernoskova (on behalf of ELIXIR Hub) - [email protected]

Data protection: The registration form gives you the opportunity to share your contact details with other attendees. If you agree to share your details (name, email, affiliation), these will be kept by the ELIXIR Hub and on EvenBrite for two months after the event. After this time they will be deleted from both locations. If you want the details to be removed earlier, or if you have any queries, please contact us at [email protected]