Hands-on Workshop on Wednesday 11. January 2017 - Tromsø

We are pleased to invite you to the next hands on workshop organized in Tromsø by the Norwegian Bioinformatics Platform and the ELIXIR.NO.

Time and Date: 10:00 - 15:00 hrs on Wednesday 11. January 2017

Location: University of Tromsø, Teknologibygget, room 1.026 (PC-lab)

There will be stationary computers available in the course room, but we recommend that you bring your laptop with updated Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome or Safari). This is an interactive workshop!

Please register by sending an email to before Thursday 5. January 2017

The topic is on how you can use the Norwegian e-Infrastructure for Life Sciences (NeLS) ( to store and share data, and to run analyses via customizable genomics pipelines (Galaxy).

Together, we will go through how you can store data in NeLS and upload it directly into Galaxy. We will also run a complete RNA sequencing analysis pipeline on a test dataset, and a Metagenomic analysis pipeline for taxonomic profiling.


NORBIS course: Bioinformatics for Metagenomic Analyses and Environmental Sequencing, March 27-31, 2017

We are pleased to announce a new NORBIS course, "Bioinformatics for Metagenomic Analyses and Environmental Sequencing", which will take place at University of Oslo, March 27-31 2017. You will find more details about the course and how to register (by February 22) here: 

Feel free to forward the invitation to anyone who might be interested.

Note that if you intend to earn credits for this course, you must either be a student at UiO, or apply for position as a visiting PhD student. The official deadline for this application is already tomorrow, January 3rd 2017. We will therefore work out an alternative arrangement for this, so please indicate at your registration whether you need credits or not, and we will and let you know how to proceed at a later stage.

Also note that we have a limited number of seats available. NORBIS members and PhD students at UiO will have priority.

As always, travel and accommodation is covered for NORBIS members.


Hands-on Workshop on Friday 18-Nov 2016 (9:00 - 12:00 hrs)

We are pleased to invite you to the next hands on workshop organized in Bergen by the Norwegian Bioinformatics Platform and the Norwegian Genomics Consortium. 

Time and Date: 09:00 - 12:00 hrs on Friday, 18-November-2016. 

Location: CBU, Høyteknologisenteret (Data Blokk) 5th floor, Thormøhlensgate 55, Bergen 

Format: Bring your laptop with updated Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome or Safari). This is an interactive workshop! 

Register Free:

A brief plenary session around NeLS and other national resources is planned. You have the opportunity to work on a data/problem/question of your choice (such as your own research question, or e.g. a Galaxy analysis tutorial) with our assistance. 

Many have briefly started using NeLS so this is a good opportunity to get some more experience on:

1. NGS Data Analysis on NeLS Galaxy

2. How to Use NeLS portal ( for Data Management in your project 

3. How to Use StoreBioInfo ( for Data Management in your project.

If you have a very specific question you'd like to have help with on the workshop, including i.e. issues with J-Express, you may warn us ahead of time by email for better prepared help. 

Please also send us your wishes for topics you would like to discuss on this and future workshops :) 

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Coming Workshops

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Training Courses

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