EOL-BHL-NESCent Research Sprint Report [post]

Cynthia S Parr, Craig R McClain
2014 unpublished
There are exciting biological questions which require programming and large online data resources to address, yet many traditionally-trained biologists lack the informatics skills needed for successful analysis. In the last decade, new aggregated, open data resources have become available, but these are not often being leveraged effectively for big data research. Using a new hackathon-inspired format, the EOL-BHL-NESCent Research Sprint facilitated scientific discovery by supporting teams to
more » ... porting teams to use online data resources such as the Encyclopedia of Life and Biodiversity Heritage Library to answer their biological questions. We describe the methods of the research sprint and present results indicating its success in producing publications, in introducing scientists to large-scale informatics resources and approaches, and in encouraging new collaborations.
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.503 fatcat:fyyzidh3h5dqvhvmwpbmzl5kim