HuBMAP Happenings 2/11/2020

HuBMAP Happenings 2/11/2020
February 11, 2020
Revised Data Use Agreement (DUA)

The Revised DUA is provided for distribution here . Each PI is asked to please sign and send to your Institutional Officials for approval and signature then return the document to Robin Scibek directly, with copy to Gloria. We also include here the (External) Data Sharing Policy. Since the Data Sharing Policy is referenced in the DUA, some Institution Signing Officials have asked to see it before signing the DUA.

HuBMAP Advocates Program

HuBMAP Advocates Program is a pilot program that provides travel funds to consortium members to: 
  1. participate in conferences to promote and raise awareness of Consortium activities 
  2. visit and collaborate with other consortia to share ideas and best practices
  3. engage in cross training with other Consortium members  

This January a few members from Vanderbilt University TMC attended the Image Analysis Workshop and Jamboree organized by the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium in Seattle to present on their HuBMAP contributions , and engage with others about advanced segmentation methods that could possibly be adapted for their work with HuBMAP. 

There are still funds available as part of this program, so contact the IEC if you have any meetings, conferences or cross training ideas that you think could benefit the Consortium!

KPMP (Kidney Precision Medicine Project) Funding Opportunity Announcements

The Central Hub for KPMP has released 3 new RFAs through the KPMP Opportunity Pool to:
  1. bring new technologies into KPMP
  2. add advanced clinical phenotyping into KPMP
  3. to add KPMP biopsies into existing kidney cohorts not currently doing a biopsy.

The RFAs are open to all, including current KPMP investigators. The submission portal for applications will open in March, with an application deadline of April 20, 2020. All RFAs can be viewed here . Please contact Ashveena Dighe ( with questions.

Many of the technologies used in HuBMap are not being used in KPMP. This might be an opportunity for post-docs and fellows (and PI) to include studies in kidney. The Funds are 100K per year for two years. Please feel free to share with colleagues.
Upcoming HuBMAP Meetings & Events

DRT Portal call will be held Wednesday, February 12 @ 10AM ET. 

Data Science WG meeting will be held Friday, February 14 @ Noon ET.

Microscopy WG meeting will be held Friday, February 14 @ 2PM ET.

Tissue, Technology, and Data Collection WG meeting will be held Tuesday, February 18 @ 2PM ET.

Annual HuBMAP Meeting will take place May 18 - 20, 2020 in Bethesda, MD. Agenda and venue TBD.

Upcoming Conferences

Single-Cell Genomics Gordon Research Conference – When Stochasticity Meets Precision in a Single Cell. May 17-22, 2020. Ventura, CA, US:

Single-Cell Genomics Gordon Research Conference – Dissecting Evolution and Heterogeneity of Single Cancer Cells. June 7-12, 2020. Newry, ME, US:

"Dear Dena"

Dear Dena, My Remembrall is flashing red at me, again. Obviously, I’ve forgotten something, but this time it feels really important. I feel as if something is coming up soon that if I forgot to do. Perhaps people who are very important to me will be very disappointed if I forget. Do you have any ideas as to what I may have forgotten Sincerely, Why Is It Always Red for Me?

Dear Neville , I'm so glad you asked! Yes, this time of year something very important is coming up - due dates!

  •  Applications for the TTD/TMC reissues - due March 1
  • RTI Extensions – due April 1
  • Year 3 renewal proposals for the HIVE – due April 20

Due dates are very important and I’m sure the special people in your life would be very disappointed if you missed them....oh wait, what's that? Oh - the IEC informs me that Valentine's Day is on Friday, and it's possible you were referring to that - so, take your pick. Remember, everyone likes chocolate. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Submit your Dear Dena questions to be answered in a future HuBMAP Happenings via email: .

Access to HIVE Infrastructure

Developers in need of HIVE infrastructure may request access through the PSC web form, found here .

Documentation for HIVE Infrastructure

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 .


What do you call a small infectious agent wearing platform shoes and bell-bottoms? A retrovirus.

Content Suggestions

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 .
Past Newsletters are available on the Collaboration Portal .

Don’t forget to follow the Consortium on Twitter @_hubmap and mention us in any relevant tweets/retweets so we can share the great work that our members are doing!

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