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New Cancer Data Science Challenge Website!
Our colleagues at Sage Bionetworks have created a new website called OpenChallenges.io, which helps connect people to biomedical challenges to accelerate citizen science and data benchmarking.
Check out the current challenges!
Loqui Supports Subtitles
Loqui, an interactive web application that helps you create videos from slides (Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Slides), now supports subtitles! You can download a text file in .srt format, complete with timestamped subtitles, or embed these subtitles directly into your videos. This lets you easily upload subtitled videos to Youtube by uploading your mp4 video file and including subtitles by uploading the srt file generated by Loqui.
You can try Loqui out here: https://loqui.fredhutch.org/
ITN education content gets a shout out!
The National Cancer Institute Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology has created a new cancer data science resource that includes some of the ITN's materials and more.
Check out the wide variety of cancer data science training resources on datascience.cancer.gov! Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned researcher looking to expand your data science skills, you’ll find basic resources, free courses, tips, and more in the new section!
our Poster at AACR Conference in Orlando RECEIVED special designation
Our team, including Maisha Standifer (a partner at the Morehouse school of medicine), Le’Chaun Kendall, and Rohan Jeremiah presented a poster titled Increasing cancer-related community-engagement strategies among Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions (A047) at the AACR science of cancer health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities and the medically underserved conference. The conference selection committee gave our poster a special Patient Advocate Designation. See here for a relevant paper.
ITN Workshops at the Annual ITCR meeting covered reproducibility practices
LOQui Now supports Google Slides and PowerPoint
Loqui which is a web-based app that helps you create videos from slides (both from Power Point or Google Slides). The notes become the audio, and the slides become the images. You can try Loqui out here: https://loqui.fredhutch.org/
ITN Events at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center Were a Hit!
ITN delivered 4 workshops in August 2023 at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington, engaging with numerous cancer researchers, post docs, students, and scientists, covering a variety of topics.
Mary Goldman gave a demonstration of how the UCSC Xena Browser can help visualize many aspects of genomics research. The Xena Browser is an online exploration tool for public and private, multi-omic and clinical/phenotype data.
A Cancer Computing Workshop helped attendees learn more about resources
A Workshop about multidisciplinary teams and DEI help attendees learn practices for effectively working in teams
Carrie Wright taught about best practices for finding, creating, and nurturing multidisciplinary teams, as well as for helping to support team members with diverse scientific backgrounds and life experiences.
ITN Events at TGEN were interactive!
ITN delivered 2 workshops in August 2023 at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Attendees from the Native American Cancer Prevention (NACP) Partnership, TGEN and the University of Arizona, and Northern Arizona University joined us to learn about cancer computing resources, like Galaxy and microbiome analysis.
ITN reached out at the NCI junior Investigator meeting
ITN Got a shout out on the Cancer Data Science Pulse Blog
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology blog called the Cancer Data Science Pulse featured the ITN in a post February 1, 2022 titled NCI’s ITCR Training Network Puts Cancer Research Tools and Training at Your Fingertips.