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Authors: allegra.via Via  or Daniel Faria | ELIXIR PT Training Data Stewards for Life Sciences - Intro Course | ELIXIR Portugal, in collaboration with several other organizations has designed a program to train the first generation of Data Stewards for the life sciences, to support the implementation of data management, open science and FAIR data principles in Portuguese R&I organizations....

Scientific topics: Data management, Open science, FAIR data

Keywords: Data management plan, data-science, data-analysis, Data Integration, training, open science, data FAIRness, FAIR data, FAIR, FAIR principles, life sciences, data life cycle

Resource type: Training materials

Plant Phenotyping Data managment (MIAPPE)

This training material has been used in a two-day training workshop on data management organized by Elixir and the Wheat Initiative.

It provides an overview of current practices and methods for plant phenotyping data standardization, and how to deal with the variability and heterogeneity...

Scientific topics: Data management, Plant biology, Phenomics

Operations: Formatting, Annotation

Keywords: Plant Phenotyping, Data-format, data sharing

Resource type: Training materials

Ready For BioData Management?

"Ready For BioData Management?" is's capacity building program in data management for the life sciences.
Under this program, we have organized an intro-level workshop on data management plans, the material for which is available.
We are also organizing an advanced...

Scientific topics: Data management

Keywords: Data managment plan

Resource type: course materials

Introduction to Biopython

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. The module presents an introduction to Biopython. It shows how to deal with sequences and sequence records, how to download records from NCBI databases, how to run Blast and how to parse XML Blast outputs.

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Biopython, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Using R with Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes the Python module interfacing the R package for statistics. The module shows how to calculate mean, standard deviation, z-score and p-value of a set of numbers, and how to generate plots. Input files for the scripts presented...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Searching data using Python

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It describes how to use Python dictionary and set data structures to search your data. In particular, how to use a dictionary to represent the genetic code table and use it to translate a nucleotide sequence into a protein sequence, and...

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Pattern Matching

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It teaches how to do pattern matching in Python, i.e. how to find a substring (or a set of substrings) in a string. To this aim, it introduces the regular expression syntax, and the tools needed to search regular expressions in biological...

Keywords: Pattern matching, Programming, Python, Python biologists

Writing functions in Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with functions and how to write and use them. It also introduces namespaces and the tuple data structure. The module contains several exercises and suggested solutions. The text of exercises is also provided in a separate file. 

Scientific topics: Bioinformatics

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Python Programs

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. It deals with Python programs, how to write and run them, and how to provide input and generate output. The module also contains exercises and suggested solutions. 

Keywords: Programming, Python, Python biologists

Linear Motifs and Phosphorylation Sites

This is a lecture on linear motifs and phophorylation sites (P-sites). Some materials from other lectures are reused.
The lecture is basically about computational approaches to encode, predict, analyse, and use functional motifs and P-sites.
Here you can find:

    A definition of linear motifs and...

Keywords: Bioinformatics

Parsing data records using Python programming

This is a module from the "Python for Biologists" course. One typical problem in bioinformatics is parsing data files. This module explains how to parse FASTA files and GenBank records. It also introduces the if/elif/else construct to make choice in programming and the list  data structure. The...

Keywords: Bioinformatics, Programming, Python, Python biologists, Record parsing

Introduction to Unix

Introductory lecture to the Unix/Linux command-line

    Description of the computer shell and the command-line interface

    Differences between graphical and command-line interfaces

    The most commond Unix/Linux commands are provided


Keywords: Bioinformatics, Programming, Unixlinux