Monday, February 23, 2009

GGD Launches!


You've reached the first official post of Getting Genetics Done. The idea for this blog was a spin off of the short courses and workshops that Vanderbilt's Computational Genomics Core has recently been offering. Our goal for writing this is to share anything we use or hear of that makes life easier in genetics research, or boosts productivity throughout the workday in general. Topics here may cover anything from a specific software to workflow philosophy, and anything between.

Here are a few prominent features of GGD:

Open access - This blog is open to anyone who wants to read it, not just CHGR members. No registration, no VUNet ID sign-in, no VPN authentication. So if you read something you like, feel free to share with anyone.

Comments are encouraged - You can comment on any of our posts, without having to register, so please share your thoughts with us and other readers.

Contribution is welcomed - Posting here is dead simple, and we'd love to have anyone in the CHGR contribute. And that's certainly not limited to the "statistical" or "computational" folks here on the 5th floor. If you have an idea you'd like to post or a topic to write about, let one of us know, and posting permission is an email away.

Archive & Tags - All of our posts will be archived by month, and tagged with keywords relevant to its content. You can navigate these through the links in the upper right sidebar.

Publication feeds - In the right-hand sidebar of this blog you'll find links to publications in the current and advance online issues of various journals.

And finally, a few disclaimers:

Support - While we'd love to be able to help out as much as we can, we may post something here about a software or method we come across that we think may be useful, without necessarily being experts in said tool.

Security - Since all posts and comments are visible to anyone that stumbles upon this blog, please don't link to any data or information that would violate any confidentiality agreements.

If you'd like to post, or if you have any topics, suggestsions, or anything else you'd like us to share, please email us.

Be sure to check back with us every week or so, and let us know what you think!

Stephen Turner & Will Bush

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