Beta release instructions will be sent this week to pre-identified stakeholders. Instructions will include specifications on the specific feedback being requested in this phase.
Stay tuned for more information in the weeks to come.
Steering Committee Co-Chair Nominations
Mike and Jonathan's term as co-chairs of the Steering Committee will come to an end in November. NIH has received a number of nominations for the next co-chairs.
If you would like to submit a nomination, please send details to Richard Conroy (Richard.Conroy@nih.gov) by close of business on August 4.
It’s not that I don’t love my work, but I would love a change. Something new and exciting, preferably. Something to change the very fabric of our understanding of the workings of the human body!!
Do you have any recommendations for me?
Cabin Fever Has Set In
Dear Inventive Scientist,
You are in luck! It turns out that your faithful staff at the IEC can advertise positions that are open at the institutions that are part of HuBMAP, or anywhere that’s doing relevant work, really – they just have to let us know!
If you are looking to hire someone, please send a short announcement to be posted in the newly created ‘Job Opportunities’ section of the HuBMAP Happenings to firstname.lastname@example.org, or your favorite advice columnist (me), including Position Title, Institution, short job description, and best way to be contacted by interested parties, and we will post it in the next upcoming issue of the Happenings.
Quite coincidentally, it turns out that our own Katy Börner is looking for a post-doc. For more information, please check out the Job Opportunities section.
Good luck with your experiments, and be careful of the pitchforks!
Wednesday, July 29 @ 10 AM -
Thursday, July 30 @ 4 PM - Communications & Engagement WG
The Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering at Indiana University, Bloomington, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow join an interdisciplinary research team working on an ambitious national effort to create a detailed map of all the cells within the human body—the NIH funded Human BioMolecular Atlas Program (HuBMAP). The postdoctoral fellow will help identify and catalog knowledge about the structure of the vascular pathways in the human body (arteries, veins, capillaries, and lymph vessels). This will be conducted primarily through a literature search to find (1) descriptions of the named vascular pathways and microvascular architecture in different organs of the body; (2) descriptions of the variability of the vascular system across different individuals; (3) imaging studies that show the physical 3D structure of vascular pathways; and (4) studies that identify biomolecular signatures unique to different parts of the vascular system, such as how gene expression varies in endothelial cells across the body. The postdoctoral fellow should have a background in human anatomy or related fields such as systems biology, cell biology, radiology, or pathology.
The position is for 12 months initially and can start as soon as August 2020 (negotiable).
If you have questions or wish to apply, please contact Prof. Katy Borner, email@example.com
Use ‘HuBMAP-Postdoc’ insubject header.
Updates from Policy WG
The External Data Sharing Policy has been revised in order to answer questions and address in more detail steps to use in sharing data generated with HuBMAP support. The draft of the Data Sharing Policy revision can be found at this link: Please review the added wording and send any comments or concerns to the Policy WG co-chairs (Gloria and Shin).
Save the Date
HIVE Demo Day/Hackathon
HIVE Demo Day: September 21-22, 2020
Hackathon focused on identification of cell types: September 23, 2020
Hosted by Indiana University
Reminders, Links to Resources, etc.
Upcoming NIH Deadlines
Yearly Progress Reports (RPPRs) are due 6-8 weeks in advance of the end of the funding period. For your reference, here are the end dates for the different Components:
* RTIs - August 31, 2020
What do you call a computer mouse that swears often?
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 and 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