Diversifying the genomic data science research community

  title={Diversifying the genomic data science research community},
  author={The Genomic Observatories Network and Rosa M Alcazar and Maria Josefina Ruiz Alvarez and Rachel Arnold and Mentewab Ayalew and Lyle G Best and Michael C. Campbell and Kamal Ibne Amin Chowdhury and Katherine E. L. Cox and Christina R Daulton and Youping Deng and Carla L. Easter and Karla Smith Fuller and S T Hakim and Ava M. Hoffman and N D Kucher and Andrew Lee and Joslynn S. Lee and Jeffrey T. Leek and Robert Meller and Loyda B. M'endez and Miguel P. M'endez-Gonz'alez and Stephen Mosher and Michele K. Nishiguchi and Siddharth Pratap and Tiffany Rolle and Sourav Roy and Rachel Saidi and Michael C. Schatz and Shurjo K. Sen and James H. Sniezek and Edu Suarez Martinez and Frederick J. Tan and Jennifer Vessio and Karriem S. Watson and Wendy Westbroek and Joseph Wilcox and Xianfa Xie Clovis Community College and Fresno and Ca and USA. and Biology and Elizabethtown College and El Paso and Tx and Usgs Cooperative Fish and Wildlife and Northwest Indian College and Onalaska and Wi and Biology Department and S. M. Roy King's College and Atlanta and Ga and Turtle Mountain Community College and Belcourt and Nd and Department of Astrophysical Sciences and University of Southern California and California LosAngeles and Claflin University and Orangeburg and Sc and Department of Biostatistics and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Baltimore. and Md. and National Research Centre Kurchatov Institute and National Institute of Mental Health and Bethesda and Department of Astrophysical Sciences and University of Hawaii at Manoa and Honolulu and Hi and Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History and Washington and Dc and Guttman Community College and New York and Ny and Department of Microbiology and Biomedical Sciences and Dr. D. Y. Patil A. C. S. College and Tuba City and Az and Department of Biology and Johns Hopkins University and Northern Virginia Community College - Alexandria and Alexandria and Va and Department of Physical Chemistry and Biochemistry and Fort Lewis College and Durango and Co and Department of Neurobiology and Morehouse School of Medicine and ScienceTechnology and Universidad Ana G. M'endez and Carolina and Pr and Natural Sciences Department and University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla and Aguadilla and Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and University of Southern California and Merced and School of Historical Studies and Research and Meharry Medical College and Nashville and Tn and Border Biomedical Research Center and University of Texas at El Paso and Department of Math and Statistics and Data Science and M V S R Engineering College and Rockville and Department of Materials Science and Chemical and Biological Sciences and Germantown and University of Puerto Rico and Ponce and Department of Embryology and Carnegie Institution and Flathead Valley Community College and Kalispell and Mt and Nevada State College and Henderson and Nv and Virginia State University and Petersburg},
  journal={Genome Research},
  pages={1231 - 1241}
Over the past 20 years, the explosion of genomic data collection and the cloud computing revolution have made computational and data science research accessible to anyone with a web browser and an internet connection. However, students at institutions with limited resources have received relatively little exposure to curricula or professional development opportunities that lead to careers in genomic data science. To broaden participation in genomics research, the scientific community needs to… 
1 Citations

Ten simple rules for using public biological data for your research

The 10 simple rules for using public biological data are intended as a guide for researchers wanting to make use of available data and to increase data reuse and reproducibility.



Building Back More Equitable STEM Education: Teach Science by Engaging Students in Doing Science

An example framework (The “Do Science Framework”) for making STEM training more effective and inclusive using CUREs is provided, and a National Center for Science Engagement is proposed to support this transition.

Exploring Professional Development for New Investigators Underrepresented in the Federally Funded Biomedical Research Workforce.

A profile of early-career investigators who applied to NRMN's Grantsmanship Coaching Programs (GCP) was offered and several points of intervention were identified to help applicants from underrepresented groups to improve their future chances of obtaining competitive funding.

Penn Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions
  • 2015

Open-source Tools for Training Resources - OTTR

Open-source Tools for Training Resources (OTTR) is developed to offer greater efficiency and flexibility for creating and maintaining online course content and the maintenance workload for updating these courses across platforms has been drastically reduced.

Perspectives on Genetic Research: Results From a Survey of Navajo Community Members

Overall, a large proportion of respondents were unsure about lifting the moratorium and instead wanted more genetics education to assess its potential implications, and this study aimed to identify the key concerns, needs, and desires of Navajo people regarding genetic research.

An Exploration across Institution Types of Undergraduate Life Sciences Student Decisions to Stay in or Leave an Academic-Year Research Experience

It is found students at public R1s are more likely to leave their UREs compared with students at master’s-granting institutions and PUIs, and there are few differences in why students enrolled at different institution types consider leaving or choose to stay in their U REs.

Phylogenetic network analysis revealed the recombinant origin of the SARS-CoV-2 VOC202012/01 (B.1.1.7) variant first discovered in U.K.

A phylogenetic network approach was used to study the origin of the VOC202012/01 (Alpha) variant which was first reported in U.K. last year but has soon spread into many other countries, leading to dramatic increase in infection and death.

Attracting Diverse Students to Field Experiences Requires Adequate Pay, Flexibility, and Inclusion

It is shown that attracting most students to field experiences in ENR will require pay above minimum wage, and ENR students valued training in technical field skills and analytical or research skills, working with their desired study species or taxa, and working near school or family.