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The Great GigaScience and Galaxy (G3) Workshop

Nick Wong

Friday, 19 September 2014 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)

The Great GigaScience and Galaxy (G3) Workshop

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Type End Quantity
Lectures Only Ended Free  
Lectures and Workshop 1 - Galaxy 101
Attendence to the morning session and participation in the afternoon workshop on Galaxy 101
Ended Free  

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Event Details

Preliminary Agenda and details can be found here.  

Why should I attend this workshop?

I am working with genomic and other “omics” data collection, and I am interested in learning how to enhance the reproducibility and impact of my data by publishing it through an open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research. We will have guest speakers covering open access publishing and the Galaxy platform.


How is the workshop structured?

The workshop will be split into three sessions: First, in the morning we will have lectures discussing topics around ("Measuring the Impact and Reproducibility of our Data"). This will conclude with an interactive panel discussion between the participants and the speakers. 


This will be followed by two hands-on workshops in the afternoon. The first session will provide an overview of Galaxy and its use ("Introduction to Galaxy 101"), and second session will be dedicated to publishing using Authorea.

What is GigaScience?

GigaScience aims to revolutionize data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. An online open-access open-data journal, we publish 'big-data' studies from the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. To achieve our goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources.


Our scope covers not just 'omic' type data and the fields of high-throughput biology currently serviced by large public repositories, but also the growing range of more difficult-to-access data, such as imaging, neuroscience, ecology, cohort data, systems biology and other new types of large-scale sharable data.

What is Galaxy and Authorea?

Galaxy is an open, web-based platform for data intensive biomedical research.  The platform allows users to perform, reproduce and share complete analyses in an integrated environment.

Authorea is an web-based platform for authoring manuscripts for publication. It employs the principles of version control towards collaborative drafting of manuscripts and provides a range of outputs compatible with many academic journals for publication. 

What should I bring with me?

You are required to bring your own laptop configured to have Internet access using the University of Melbourne wireless (uniwireless) or Eduroam service.  If you do not have wifi configured yet or do not know how to do it, please check here or contact your own IT service.


Additionally, you should have an updated web browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.  You are expected to have a SSH client installed. This should be fine for Linux and Mac users but Windows users should install a SSH client such as PUTTY (


If you want to know more about GigaScience and Galaxy prior to the workshop, you can find further reading about the GigaScience Journal and the Galaxy interface.

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Have questions about The Great GigaScience and Galaxy (G3) Workshop? Contact Nick Wong

When & Where

School of Population Health
207 Bouverie St
Theatre 1
Carlton, VIC 3053

Friday, 19 September 2014 from 8:45 am to 5:00 pm (AEST)

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