NWFSC Monster Seminar Jam: Kara Woo
This seminar is part of the Northwest Fisheries Science Center's Monster Seminar Jam series.
Kara Woo, M.Sc. (Sage Bionetworks) is presenting a talk, "Building a collaborative data sharing portal for Alzheimer's disease research." The talk will be moderated by Eli Holmes (Northwest Fisheries Science Center).
The AD Knowledge Portal provides data, analysis results, and tools to support research into new therapies for Alzheimer's disease. Hundreds of researchers have contributed to the data available in the portal, which ranges in type from genomic to behavioral and includes human data as well as model systems. This talk will present the portal's development as a case study in open, collaborative research and development among scientists, data curators, engineers, designers, governance experts, users, and many others. It will discuss a pair of tools, dccvalidator and dccmonitor, that we developed in R to streamline data curation and validation for our collaborators and our internal data curation team, and will discuss how our approach to collaboration and data curation has evolved to support the Alzheimer's disease research community.
Kara Woo is a principal bioinformatics engineer at Sage Bionetworks, where she leads a team that develops tools for open science. She previously worked as an information manager at National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at Washington State University. Kara holds a B.S. in environmental science from Brown University and an MLIS from the University of Washington.
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