Big Data in Biology Summer School

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The Center for Biomedical Research Support will host the Annual Summer School for Big Data in Biology at different times through the month of June into early July. All of our courses will be offered online. The summer school provides a unique hands-on opportunity to acquire valuable skills directly from experts in the field, with courses tailored towards novices or intermediate and advance users.

See the 2020 Summer School page for course listings and class registration. This year we are offering eight courses. Each course will meet online for a few hours for either four or five consecutive days (either mornings or afternoons). Instructors will post lectures, datasets, exercises, and course information on a website accessible to enrolled participants. There will be no examinations, but participants may request certificates of completion. Academic credit will not be issued. Please carefully check the specified prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in a course. Payment information for courses is provided in the Registration and Payment section below.

  • UTEID: To obtain a UTEID, go here
  • TACC: To sign up for a TACC account, go here.

Make sure your Unix, TACC, and Bash scripting skills are up to date for the Summer School!

Many courses prefer familiarity with these. If you are in need of a refresher for these topics, check out the following 3-hour online short courses.

  • Introduction to Unix: Wednesday, April 29. Visit this site for course details and to register.
  • Introduction to TACC: Wednesday, May 13. Visit this site for course details and to register.
  • Advanced Bash Scripting: Wednesday, May 6. Visit this site for course details and to register.

Registration and Payment

We will accept personal credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover), UT ProCards (but read this disclaimer for important information regarding the use of the ProCard that could effect your registration), and IDT (interdepartmental transfer). Registration dates and fees are as follows:

Registration DatesCategoryRegistration Fees
February 28 - see individual course for exact close dateUT System
  • Students and post-docs*: $195/per student per course
  • Faculty or Staff*: $295/per student per course
February 28 - see individual course for exact close dateNon-UT Schools
  • Students and post-docs**: $275/per student per course
  • Faculty or Staff**: $500/per student per course
February 28 - see individual course for exact close dateOther
  • Non-Profit: $500/per student per course
  • Government: $500/per student per course
  • Industry: $1000/per student per course
  • Groups of 5 or more from same agency or institution: receive 20% discount for groups of 5 or more (email Nicole Elmer for group registration)

* Our staff will confirm affiliations with UT.
** Non-UT students must send us a copy of their current student or faculty/staff identification. Send PDF scan to this email address.
Email Nicole Elmer for more information.
If you are having trouble paying for this course due to COVID-19 impacts, please contact Nicole Elmer.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund of registration fees, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be available if requested in writing and received minimum of one week before the start of the course. No refunds will be made after that date. Please note that course substitutions cannot be made. If you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. UT-Austin reserves the right to cancel courses and to return all fees in the event of insufficient registration.