1) The majority of the (Internal) Data Use Agreements have been signed or are under review. Thank you! The Policy WG has been recently, or will shortly be, in touch with PIs whose SubAward Investigators have not yet submitted the signed DUA agreement.
Please be sure that if the Award PI or SubAward PIs will be receiving or providing human materials that they have executed a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).
2) 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 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):
Appropriate Sharing Statement:
All data (raw, processed, analyzed, numerical or image) and related resources anticipated to be released by HuBMAP as part of a data release or a Consortium publication can be shared as follows:
1) If the data has already been published or officially released by HuBMAP, then the data can be openly shared and used broadly with appropriate acknowledgement.
2) If the data has not been published or officially released by HuBMAP, then the data
can be “shared confidentially” outside the Consortium, with an expectation that the information will not be shared further - e.g. confidential grant review, confidential commercial planning - and that it will be denoted as “preliminary” or “unpublished”.
3) If the data has not been published or officially released by HuBMAP and the PI wishes to disclose information publicly (without the expectation of confidentiality) - e.g. as part of a presentation or as part of a collaboration outside the Consortium - the PI should discuss with the Executive Committee (EC) and publish details of the intention in the Publication Tracker. The shared data should be denoted as “preliminary” or “unpublished.”
Process for referral to EC:
a. The PI submits a short, written description of what (data), when (date) and where (medium in which the disclosure will happen) to the EC at least 2 weeks in advance of the disclosure
b. The EC will discuss by email and meet in person with the PI if needed to clarify details.
c. The EC will consider the extent to which the public disclosure would impact the Consortium.
d. The EC will respond to the PI with its recommendation within 2 weeks.
e. If there are significant concerns or scenarios that the Consortium has not considered previously, the EC will refer the matter to the Steering Committee.
Generated data not anticipated to be released officially by HuBMAP is left to the discretion of the Principal Investigator to share in agreement with the Publication Policy.
Note: Since “anticipated to be released…” may be unclear, we suggest Option 3 be used in that case.
Save the Date
HIVE Demo Day/Hackathon
HIVE Demo Day: September 21-22, 2020
Hackathon focused on identification of cell types: September 23, 2020
You know, I'm hearing rumblings of the upcoming data release, but have no idea when it's coming out. Can you let us know when the data release is and what tissues and data types will be available?
Impatiently Waiting to Show off HuBMAP to the World!!!...well, the cell-atlas-building part of the world, at least.
Dear Patience Young Grasshopper,
I'm so glad you asked! As you know, the data release is scheduled for Summer 2020. We don't have an exact date, yet, but expect to communicate a date, soon!
As for the release contents, it will feature:
7 organ types:
Heart, Kidney, Large Intestine, Small Intestine, Lymph Nodes, Spleen, Thymus
3 data types:
Sequencing, Microscopy, and Mass Spectrometry Imaging.
Stay tuned for more information!
Data Release Communications Overview Slides
The IEC and Communications & Engagement WG presented their overview of Data Release Communications Plan to the Steering Committee on yesterday's call. A link to the slides can be found at this link.
If you have questions or comments regarding the slides, please contact the Help Desk.
Cell Atlas Curation WG Call
The next Cell Atlas Curation WG call is July 14 @ 10 AM EDT.
They will be continuing their discussion of donor and sample metadata fields. Zoom link here.
Sci/Tech Webinar Series
A reminder that the next Sci/Tech Webinar will take place this upcoming Monday, July 13 @ 3pm EDT. Featured speakers are:
Fiona Ginty, GE Research - RTI
Presentation Title: Cell DIVE - A Decade of Research Validation and Translation
Nick Nystrom, PSC/Carnegie Mellon University - HIVE IEC
Presentation Title: Bridges-2: High Performance Data Analytics, AI and Computing Available to HuBMAP
A link to the webinar can be found in the consortium calendar.
28th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
HuBMAP members will be hosting a special session, "HuBMAP: Integrating genomics, imaging and mass-spectrometry to construct single-cell human tissue maps", at the International Society for Computational Biologyon Tuesday, July 14 between 2 and 6 PM EDT.
Featured speakers include Michael Snyder, Cole Trapnell, Nick Nystrom, Ziv Bar-Joseph, Nils Gehlenborg, Katy Borner, and Ajay Pillai.
A link to the schedule and topics can be found at this link.
Registration can be found here.
We are tracking the various stages of consortium publications, from idea to published at this link. Don't forget to check in and update the tracker with any status updates or new publications that you and your team have in the works.
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
The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the glass half empty. The chemist sees the glass completely full, half with liquid and half with air.
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