Webinar: Genomics workflows revealed - How CWL can streamline your research

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As access to data grows exponentially, genomics researchers are looking more towards using workflows. But what does an effective workflow look like and how should people go about developing one for their project?

In this webinar Joep de Ligt from the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR) will explain how developing a workflow for your genomics research can help with:

  • Generating reusable code (a great time-saver for your future-self!),
  • Using resources more effectively (such as HPC platforms), and 
  • Creating work that is reproducible

After summarising the benefits of adopting a workflow practice Joep will walk through 1-2 examples of effective CWL (Common Workflow Language) workflows.  Come along to get ideas and tips on how to write CWL code for your work, including how you would go about running this code on NeSI’s HPC platforms. Questions and discussion will be encouraged!

This is meant to be a conceptual intro to workflow languages that focuses specifically on Common Workflow Language. There are no prerequisites for this webinar but it will be geared towards active genomics researchers. You do not need to have experience with CWL and those that are new to building workflows are strongly encouraged to attend.

To register for the webinar click here

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00