ForBio and Luomus course: Biodiversity Informatics and Data Management

Dear all,

We are happy to invite you to our first-time-ever course on biodiversity informatics and data management.

When: 29 July -1 August 2014

Where: Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, University of Helsinki, Finland http://www.helsinki.fi/kilpis/english/

What: A course for graduate students, postdocs, and researchers which explores data tools beyond MS Excel and R! What are the modern, efficient, mistake-proof ways to collect and manage field and lab data, identifiers, traits, and environmental variables? How can you store your data to easily integrate with external databases? This course covers basics of data collecting and data management but leaves out data analysis to other courses.

How much: No course fee. Nordic PhD students and postdocs are encouraged to join ForBio – the Research School in Biosystematics, since members are reimbursed for course-related travel costs and accommodation in shared rooms and food at Kilpisjärvi Station. ForBio may also support masters students registered at Nordic universities who provide compelling evidence that they need the course for their thesis work. ForBio will not cover any expenses (e.g., food, travel, or accommodation costs) for ForBio associates attending the course.

Registration deadline: June 11, 2014 – so hurry!

More info: http://www.forbio.uio.no/events/courses/2014/biodiv_informatics.html

All welcome!

Luomus/Dmitry and ForBio/Magnus

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