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Registration for Biocuration 2019 now open!

We are pleased to announce that the registration for Biocuration 2019 is now open ! Visit the conference site here: https://www.biocuration2019.org/
or directly access  the registration page at: https://www.biocuration2019.org/registration

The conference will be held on April 7-10th, 2019 at The West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, UK.

You may now submit talk/poster abstracts (https://www.biocuration2019.org/submit-an-abstract) – please read details of the session topics listed on that page before doing so.

May we also remind you of the opportunity to organise workshops, both before and during the conference (https://www.biocuration2019.org/submit-a-workshop)

We are looking forward to seeing you in Cambridge in 2019 !

Call: Host the 13th International Biocuration Conference

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Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Committee of the International Society for Biocuration would like to once again invite tenders to host the 13th International Biocuration Conference during the Northern Spring or Summer of 2020.

Individuals and organizations interested in applying may do so by sending a proposal to the ISB Executive Committee (intsocbio@gmail.com) on or before August 31,  2018.

The successful bidder will be notified by October 1,  2018. The ISB Executive Committee will publicly announce the selected organization or individuals during the 12th International Biocuration Conference, to be held in Cambridge, UK in April, 2019.

Format:  

Proposals should be short; length should not exceed one side of an A4 or US letter size sheet, using 11 point font.

The proposal should contain:

  • The name and institution of the local organizer
  • Details of the proposed venue for up to 350 participants
  • The range of dates available for the conference
  • A brief outline of a strategic plan to attract a broad range of participants from the Biocuration community
  • As fair gender representation is positively encouraged by the ISB; we would also like to know how the applicant intends to promote this.

In a continued effort to bring our meeting to curators in all geographic regions, we strongly encourage ISB members to put forward proposals to bring the ISB meeting to your region once again, or for the first time! Based on ISB meeting region rotation, for ISB 2020 we are encouraging a location in the Americas, but will also consider other locations.

REGIONS ROTATION:

Asia and Australasia

Europe

Americas

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your colleagues at the ISB Executive Committee.

Postgraduate Certificate in Biocuration – University of Cambridge, UK

Launching in October 2018, the Post Graduate Certificate in Biocuration at the University of Cambridge is the first formal educational qualification in the field of Biocuration.
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Developed collaboratively between the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) and EMBL-EBI, this programme has been designed to provide biocurators with a set of practical skills that are applicable across the biological sciences.  Whether you are new to biocuration and looking to develop your skills, or an established curator looking to gain a recognised qualification, this course will provide a strong foundation in the principles of biocuration with additional focus on computational skills, data management and user-experience.
The course is divided into three modules, each including a 3 day workshop followed by a period of self-study through online activities. You do not need to be based in Cambridge to study for this course, but you must be able to attend all workshops.
For more details on the course and to apply, please visit: http://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/course/postgraduate-certificate-biocuration
Applications close 30th June 2018.

Call: Host The 12th International Biocuration Conference

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Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Committee of the International Society for Biocuration would like to once again invite tenders to host the 12th International Biocuration Conference during the Northern Spring or Summer of 2019.

Individuals and organizations interested in applying may do so by sending a proposal to the ISB Executive Committee (intsocbio@gmail.com) on or before August 31,  2017.

The successful bidder will be notified by October 1,  2017. The ISB Executive Committee will publicly announce the selected organization or individuals during the 11th International Biocuration Conference, to be held in Shanghai, China in April, 2018.

Format:  

Proposals should be short; length should not exceed one side of an A4 or US letter size sheet, using 11 point font.

The proposal should contain:

  • The name and institution of the local organizer
  • Details of the proposed venue for up to 350 participants
  • The range of dates available for the conference
  • A brief outline of a strategic plan to attract a broad range of participants from the Biocuration community
  • As fair gender representation is positively encouraged by the ISB; we would also like to know how the applicant intends to promote this.

In a continued effort to bring our meeting to curators in all geographic regions, we strongly encourage ISB members to put forward proposals to bring the ISB meeting to your region once again, or for the first time! Based on ISB meeting region rotation, for ISB 2019 we are encouraging a European location, but will also consider other locations.

REGIONS ROTATION:

Asia and Australasia

Europe

North America

This Call for Applications is also available on the ISB website at http://www.biocuration.org

For more information about the ISB and our previous conferences, please visit: http://www.biocuration.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your colleagues at the ISB Executive Committee.