There are two new exciting funding opportunities within HuBMAP:
HuBMAP Jumpstart Program
HuBMAP Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program
The Jumpstart program is designed to enable junior investigators, who are already part of HuBMAP, to work on small projects that align with the overall goals of the program. Completed applications will be accepted through December 15. Please return completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Underrepresented/Minority Student Internship Program endeavors to provide underrepresented and minority undergraduate students (as defined by NIH) opportunities to undertake mentored scientific research in an established HuBMAP Lab. For HuBMAP Labs interested in mentoring student(s) in their respective lab please complete the expression of interest form and return it to email@example.com by December 1.
Additional information about both of these programs can be found on the Member Portal.
I know I was supposed to be onboarded into the HuBMAP Member Portal so that I can use the myriad resources available to me. I feel like I did - but in these unprecedented times, I’m not sure how much I trust my memory.
Also, while I’m pretty sure that I requested to be onboarded, I don’t know if my people were onboarded – how can I check to be sure? (As to subsequently wrangle any stragglers).
I now know how Schrödinger’s Cat feels...
Dear Kitty Kitty,
Fret not! We all have those worries where we're positive we did something but didn’t, or vice versa. However, there is an easy way to check.
Go to the HuBMAP Consortium website (hubmapconsortium.org) and try to login under "Member Services". If you can get in, great!
You have been successfully onboarded.
After you've logged in, you can search the "Member Directory" to see if your people have been onboarded.
If you tried to get into Member Services and were denied access, or you found that your people aren’t in the directory, please navigate to profile.hubmapconsortium.org and register for access!
Cat Wrangling is My Middle Name
New Member Orientation
Thank you to all of the new HuBMAP members who joined us for the new member orientation sessions over the past month. These sessions were recorded and are available for reference for all of HuBMAP. We've included the recordings along with a few helpful references for our new and veteran members.
The 2020 Innovation Digi Conference Hacking the Kidney competition begins November 5! For details, visit the website here.
This HuBMAP hackathon aims to advance the detection of functional tissue units (FTUs) across different tissue preparation pipelines. An FTU is defined as a “three-dimensional block of cells centered around a capillary, such that each cell in this block is within diffusion distance from any other cell in the same block.” The goal of this hackathon is the implementation of a successful and robust glomeruli FTU detector. Teams are invited to develop segmentation algorithms that identify glomeruli in PAS stained microscopy data.
For critical applications such as emergency planning and epidemiology, public safety responders may need access to sensitive data. But, sharing sensitive personal data with external analysts can compromise the privacy of individuals in the data. Even if data is anonymized, malicious parties may be able to link the anonymized records with third-party data and re-identify individuals. And, when data has both geographical and time information, the risk of re-identification is significantly increased.
The Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge is a series of contests, with prize awards totaling up to $276,000 for excellence in formal data privacy.
The contests will include a series of privacy algorithm sprints:
Developers in need of HIVE infrastructure may request access through the PSC web form, foundhere.
Instructions for using HIVE infrastructure can now be found in the "Quick Links" section of the Collaboration Portal. A direct link to this documentation can be found here. Please report any issues or direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The IEC is seeking to collect information of general interest from individual members and groups to share with the rest of the Consortium. Please submit content suggestions by emailing email@example.com.
Past Newsletters are available on the Collaboration Portal.
For comments, suggestions about how to improve the HuBMAP Happenings, or questions about the consortium, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org