March 27, 2020 — The ELIXIR & European Bioinformatics Communities are organizing the Global COVID-19 Biohackathon on April 5 – 11, 2020.
The goal of the biohackathon is to create a cohesive effort and work on tooling for COVID-19 analysis. This biohackathon will lead to more readily data accessibility, protocols, computational analysis tools, protein predictions etc. The participants will also push for policy change where it comes to non-public or hard to access data.
Anyone can join and contribute. This is a good opportunity for researchers in universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutions and CSC’s specialists to join forces, utilize their expertise and fight against the pandemic. Also, this provides Finnish researchers with a way to connect to global developer and data analyst community.
CSC participates in this hackathon by offering access to its state-of-the-art cloud computing and data lake services for hackathon participants.
- cPouta IaaS cloud service access
- Allas Object Storage service access
- Rahti Container cloud service access
- CWL workflow execution pipeline on Rahti*
- Galaxy pulsar service via cPouta
* under preparation
There are already over 150 participants globally who have registered for the hackathon. For new registrations, one needs to contact the organizing team. More information and contact details of the organising team are at https://github.com/virtual-biohackathons/covid-19-bh20.
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