We are witnessing an exponential increase in the creation of new bioinformatics tools, workflows, R packages, and Docker images, amongst others. To ensure a sustainable evolution, we need to organise, enable transparency, reproducibility, and proper dissemination of new bioinformatics applications. This will also contribute to open access to data, through the development and sharing of applications that enable the visualization and user-friendly analysis of public and own datasets, capable of running in any work environment and to be used by scientists with limited computational expertise.
We provide tutorials, including narrated “How to” videos, and best-practice guidelines for either using or sharing bioinformatics tools. These materials are being designed not only for beginners/non-experienced users, but also for more advanced users of the Bioinformatics global toolkit.
Moreover, we plan to organise hands-on (introductory) courses, workshops, and other activities to offer additional training opportunities for iMMers, especially those on the wet-lab side who want to have the basic training for running standard analyses on their data.
Networking is not just a formal word to justify social events… Bioinformaticians need to get to know each other not only to have opportunities to share experiences and expertise that working in different labs does not usually trigger.
We also believe that knowledge is power. Collaborations between wet-lab and dry-lab researchers are easier when they speak [almost] the same language. We will help to break the ice, and the rest is up to you!