There's been a lot of buzz about Zoom lately. For the foreseeable future, a lot of meetings will take place on this platform. If you've presented on behalf of HuBMAP and have used a HuBMAP-themed background, please send them to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be releasing a few, shortly.
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.
DUA Tracking Update
The following groups have sent in DUA's:
TMC CalTech - CalTech
TMC CalTech - U Washington
TMC - UCSD - Washington University School of Medicine
TMC - UCSD - University of Washington Medical Center
TMC - UCSD - University of Rochester Medical Center
TMC - Vanderbilt University
TMC - University of Florida
TMC -Stanford University
HIVEMC - New York Genome Institute
HIVE MC - Indiana University
RTI - Northwestern
I was so impressed by the opening
COVID-19 talk at the NIH-HCA Joint Meeting. Please tell me where I can find out more about this work! Also, what are we doing to stop this plague?!
I miss Louis Pasteur
Dear Meeting Attendee,
No worries, we have Fauci, it will be okay.
I’m so glad you asked about the presentation! The list of speakers for that part is hereand they have a pre-print on bioxRiv here.
We decided on the Steering Committee call yesterday to set up a COVID-19 discussion group to talk about what we can do to help alleviate the current situation. The sign-up sheet is here. If you would like to join, please add yourself to the spreadsheet, or ask me and I'll add you to the spreadsheet.
Help! I’m a member of a TMC and they won’t let me back into my lab! I miss my pipettes, my cells, my PCR machines, my microscopes…what am I going to do?!
Who’s going to take care of my robots?
Dear TMC Diehard,
Didn’t you see Terminator? The Robots Can Take Care of Themselves. Really, I understand entirely. I miss my office, my ergonomic keyboard, and my dual monitors. Anyway, I have a suggestion for you: The Data Science WG is having a call on Friday, April 10 at 12:00pm EDT (links to Zoom are in the Consortium calendar found here) and they would love to have you and any other TMC member join and provide your input about the data you're generating. Not only would it be helpful for the Data Science group, it would help the other TMCs and divert your mind for a bit, and who couldn’t use that?
The National Institutes of Health recently announced the availability of administrative supplements to active grants that focus on biomedical software development or have a significant software development component. These supplements will invest in research software tools with recognized value in a scientific community to enhance their impact by leveraging best practices in software development and advances in cloud computing.
Learn more about this Notice of Special Interest (NOT-OD-20-073) and apply by May 15. All inquiries may be directed to Jessica Mazerik, Ph.D., email@example.com.
COVID-19 HPC Consortium
The White House announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus.
Over 280 people participated remotely in the virtual meeting last week. The meeting kicked off with updates from various members of our community who are working their COVID-19 research and NIH Director Francis Collins recognized the effort going into fighting the virus (see Dr. Collins addresshere). We had lots of great breakout discussions ranging from metadata, to infrastructure to tools to outreach and everywhere in between.
The organizing team is actively working to share meeting materials publicly on the meeting website. Please be patient, as there was a lot of output from the meeting that needs to be cleaned up to be shared (both Google docs and videos) for those of you that attended the meeting you can still access the documents via KiStorm.
Our own Katy Börner suggested that we make a challenge of filling in the speech bubbles from the NIH-HCA Meeting and Dena heartily concurs!
Fill in the speech bubbles anyway you see fit – serious, funny, whatever – and then send them to Dena. The good ones we will put in subsequent HuBMAP Happenings.
One of the first submissions is included below.
Annual HuBMAP Meeting is Going Virtual
The consortium's Annual All-Hands meeting will be moving to a virtual format due to public health concerns and social gathering restrictions surrounding the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
We are working through the details and will keep you informed as things progress. Thanks for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns please send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feeling bad about all that television you've been binging? Turn the subtitles on and switch to reading!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com