The first UoM UK Biobank Community meeting will take place on the 19th of November and will feature presentations from Chris Boultwood, Chief Information Officer, UK Biobank and Gary Leeming from Connected Health Cities. If you are a UK Biobank user at the University then come along!
The last UoM UK Biobank Community meeting of the academic year took place at the end of June. It featured updates from the UK Biobank conference as well as presentations on how to get started with UK Biobank (a great intro for new users and a good refresher for existing users!), best practice for bulk downloads and Translation Manchester.
The third meeting of the UoM UK Biobank Community will take place on the 27th of June. This community is designed to bring together UK Biobank users (and potential users) from across the University to discover what other UoM research groups are using UK Biobank resources for, to swap best practice and to form a researcher led community.
The new researcher-led organising committee for the UoM UK Biobank Community have announced that the second meeting of the UoM UK Biobank Community will take place on the 28th of Feb.
On the 15th of November we held the first meeting of the UoM UK Biobank Community. There was a great turnout and everyone took the opportunity to ask questions of our speakers, including us! Thank you to everyone who attended, the presentations are now available below.
We recently set up a mailing list for UoM UK Biobank users to connect with other UoM UK-Biobank users, ask questions and keep up to date with the community at the University. We would now like to invite UoM UK Biobank users and potential users to what we hope is the first of several events for our local community.
Here at Research IT we provide access to a central copy of the UK Biobank 500,000 participant release of genetic data. This saves Biobank-approved projects huge amounts of storage and provides convenient access to the data via desktops and central compute platforms. A question we are being asked more frequently is whether there is a local UoM community in which to share user experiences and ask questions about the data and its analysis.