One goal of this workshop is to build a community of ARS researchers doing microbiome work. We have a series of discussions sessions that are designed to give you time to discuss your work and things that could be done and foster a community of practice.
Session on is focused on what you are going and what you need from a community. We have provided guiding questions but feel free to discuss other needs or areas.
- What kinds of microbiome work have you done and what challenges did you face?
- If you have not done microbiome work what are you thinking of doing and are there obstacles to starting?
- Are there specific resources that could have helped you?
- Do you need access to sequencing or sequencing expertise?
- Do you need access to computational resources compute time, storage, high memory machines?
- Do you need better access to people with scripting or programming experience?
- Do you need access for training in computational areas for you or your employees?
- Do you have the opportunity to work with other scientists on microbiome projects currently?
- If you could have a partner for microbiome research they would…
- What is the best approach to develop an ARS microbiome community?
- How to develop and share best practices for:
- Experimental Design
- Data sampling
- Processing samples
- Data analysis
- To encourage efficient algorithms do we use compute resources wisely.
- Data preservation
- What would you like to get out of a community focused on microbiome research?
What do your think you would contribute?
Considerations for data analysis. How to maximize ARS computational power
If I were giving advice to a person entering the field my advice would be?
- I have developed [xxxxxxx] and am willing to share with the community with user friendly documentation.