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Leonardo Collado-Torres

August 19, 2020
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  1. Another type of data science
    group
    Leonardo Collado Torres
    lcolladotor.github.io
    2020-08-19

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  2. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    What is the role of a data science group?
    Perform analyses: answer data related questions
    Stay updated on new methods / software

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  3. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    There is increasingly more data & tools
    - Greater demand for data
    skills: wrangling,
    visualization, analysis
    - LIBD itself generates
    results that are large
    data collections
    - Greater demand across
    LIBD scientists to
    learn how to work with
    data
    https://ceramics.org/ceramic-tech-today/supercomputer-
    powered-materials-database-unleashes-data-deluge
    … and many more

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  4. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    What can be the role of a data science group?
    Perform analyses: answer data related questions
    Stay updated on new methods / software
    Provide guidance to others when navigating the world of DS
    Collaborate as a part of the scientific team
    - understand the data generation process
    - work as a team with biologists

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  5. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Proposals for what I want my team to do (you can join us)
    - Individual data science guidance sessions
    - General training

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  6. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Proposals for what I want my team to do (you can join us)
    - Individual data science guidance sessions
    - Based on my 3 yr experience as an MPH capstone TA
    - Give ideas and feedback, but don’t do the analysis: different from a
    consultant or service unit
    - ~25 min session with ~15 min prep prior and ~10 min post
    - Build an internal session log (only for those helping)
    - General training
    - LIBD rstats club
    - Public facing knowledge base website

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  7. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Sessions workflow
    1. First time: explain your question then meet with me ~25 min
    2. Meet with an assigned team member for ~25/50 min
    3. Loop back if needed
    Internally: (session guidance training +)
    - Slack
    - Weekly meeting to discuss requests
    - Access to private session logs
    Louise Josh Arta Nick You?

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  8. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Some anticipated session topics
    - Access to & understanding a given dataset
    - Visualizations: how to make one, alternatives, …
    - Statistical modeling
    - Setup & reproducibility in DS: RStudio, Git/GitHub, JHPCE, …
    - Help learning R/Bioconductor & debugging code
    - Understanding R objects: SummarizedExperiment, SCE, …
    - Help with Linux, SGE (JHPCE), software (modules)
    - Bioinformatics file formats
    - Data science / bioinformatics concepts & jargon

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  9. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Side effects
    - To teach, you need to learn (learning has to be included)
    - You learn differently if you know you’ll teach later
    - Can identify internal R package / software needs
    - Break silos: hopefully improve environment
    - Lead by convincing early on in the life of a project
    - There is more room for change early on that after a project has been
    completed

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  10. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Benefits from this group setup & protected time (20%)
    - Identify projects we want to work on as collaborators
    - Can help train current group members: level up our DS
    capacity
    - Enables delegating more DS tasks & training
    - Enables building nicer tools/websites/training materials
    - Reduces bottlenecks by reducing concentration
    - Provides critical mass to have an effect institute-wide
    - Can help recruit talent to LIBD & increase exposure
    - Improve environment &/or productivity?

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  11. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Protected time goes both ways
    - You need protected time to learn, guide, build training
    material
    - You need time also for collaborating
    - It’s important to respect both and plan accordingly
    2 20% 80% research

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  12. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    Might help with some of these points raised by Giulio Pergola et al
    Slide shared with permission

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  13. LIEBER INSTITUTE for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
    With feedback from
    Louise Huuki Joshua M Stolz Arta Seyedian Nicholas J Eagles
    Kristen R Maynard Keri Martinowich Stephanie C Page
    https://media.giphy.com/media/JVXU0uN1l6wdq/giphy.gif

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