DNA Digest's Third Hackday 5th of April - WC1E 6JA 10a Capper Street, Wayra, London.
Can we build the first step solution to improving data discovery to benefit disease research?
Today, open sharing and easy access to DNA sequencing data from clinical samples is limited due to privacy concerns and interoperability difficulties. The lack of sharing impedes the progress of genomics research, affecting all genetic disease research from cancer to rare diseases.
DNA Digest is working to solve these issues for the benefit of research, patients and their families.
As part of this work DNAdigest invites you to a day of brainstorming, ideation and hacking to build the first prototype solution in making finding these data sets easier. Registration starts at 9:00 and the Hack Day activities start at 9:30 Hacking finished at 17:00 our detailed agenda is being prepared.
Who is invited?
Everyone with an interest in the topic including software developers, scientists, patients, medical professionals and family. A broad perspective from participants will allow for innovative ideas and unexpected solutions. Our previous hackdays have benefited vastly from this multitude of experiences and perspectives, please join us.
I love data, but know nothing of genetics?
You do not need to be well versed in neither genetics or data, as long as you are keen for solving problems. Our discussions will revolve about the cultural as well as the technical issues that need to be addressed.
What happens at the DNAdigest Hack Day?
We will begin with a basic introduction to the problem in the morning addressing the issues that hinder easy data access today. The general discussion will be followed by group workshops to identify the stakeholder perspectives, and in the afternoon we will form groups based on interests and hack and prototype our way towards feasible solutions.
Among other things, we will be exploring concepts related to:
feasibility of solutions, Data reproducibility and open science, incentives for users to share access to data
For the technically minded, we will be exploring problems related to:
user interface, database model, indexing of metadata, data security
Why would you get involved?
Easier access to data will speed up advancements in research for treatments, cures for genetic diseases and benefit human wellbeing. At DNAdigest we believe that the research community owe good data management to the patients that have consented for their data to be used for research.
Join the DNAdigest Hack Day to make solutions happen
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