Upcoming Events

04 Mar 2024
Introduction to programming and natural language processing (NLP) for Humanities

We are pleased to announce a six-day course providing a hands-on introduction to Python programming and analyzing textual data.

The course aims to introduce the Python programming language to people with no prior programming knowledge who plan to do research with digitized texts. Basic concepts and the packages used for natural language processing and machine learning will be introduced. In-depth, hands-on sessions will provide practical guidance on how to use programming in different contexts, from small automation tasks to analyzing text data using machine learning methods. The main focus of the course will be on practical aspects.

We will hold the course on-site at ETH Zürich (OCT in Oerlikon and ETZ in the center):

  • Part 1: Introduction to programming in Python: 4th March (Mon) and 6th March (Wed),
  • Part 2: Working with text data: 17th April (Wed) and 22nd April (Mon),
  • Part 3: Machine learning for text data: 6th May (Mon) and 15th May (Wed).

The course will be taught by Dr. Agnieszka Ilnicka and Dr. Tarun Chadha from SIS. For more information and registration, please refer to the course webpage.

19 Mar 2024
Informatiktage 2024

Scientific IT Services will present at the Informatiktage 2024 : Security in data platforms for biomedical research

Date: 19.03.2024

Time: 18.15 - 19.15

Registration necessary.

Past Events

21 Feb 2024
RDM Workshop series - Spring semester

The ETH Library and the ETH Scientific IT Services run a series of workshops covering different topics related to Research Data Management (RDM). Registration is open for the next RDM workshop series.

12 Feb 2024
Love Data Week

The week of 12th-16th February is "Love Data Week". This is an international event, initially launched in 2016 in the US, which spread significantly over the last years. During this week, several talks related to data management will be provided by the participating institutions in Switzerland.

SIS and the ETH Library will contribute with the following events:

  • Research data capentry – Publish your research data with us (Monday, 12 February 2024, 13.00-16.00)

  • Electronic Laboratory Notebooks: why and how (Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 11.00-11.30)

  • Secure Handling of Strictly Confidential and Confidential Research Data (Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 15.30-16.00)

  • Metadata – If you love your data, annotate it! (Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 11.00-11.45)

  • Getting started with a data management strategy for your research group (Thursday, 15 February 2024, 11.00-11.30)

13 Dec 2023
High Performance Computing (HPC) for genomic applications

The course "High Performance Computing (HPC) for genomic applications" is organized for the D-BSSE researchers (including PhD and Master students) by the Scientific IT Services. It will be run in this edition in a classroom mode.

Wednesday, December 13th 2023, 9:30-17:00

BSS F 10.1

Registration form here

The main goal of the course is to increase IT competences of researchers and encourage them to use Euler cluster for bioinformatic analyses: independently or together with a bioinformatician in a co-analysis mode. The participants are expected to work on own laptops, using a terminal to connect to the cluster. After the course there are planned time slots, when the participants can discuss or work on solutions for their own data analysis issues with the instructors.

This is the basic, one-day course, which enables participants to take part in the advanced course on workflows and advanced aspects of the bioinformatics on the cluster. It will be announced later, in spring/summer 2024.

The modules of the course are:

  • Genomic data and data formats
  • Bioinformatic software tools on the cluster
  • Introduction to Euler and HPC
  • Slurm queuing system
  • Hands-on exercise with the cluster

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