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Thu 15 Feb 2018
09:30 - 12:30


Provided by: Bioinformatics


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EMBL-EBI: European Variation Archive

Thu 15 Feb 2018


This interactive workshop offers participants hands-on experience in the use of the European Variation Archive, EVA. The EVA is an open-access, genetic variation data repository, currently hosting more than 80 studies describing in excess of 520 million unique variants. Participants will be shown how this data can be searched for at the study level via the EVA Study Browser, or at the individual variant level, via our Variant Browser. Finally, participants shall also be shown how to access this wealth of genetic variation data via the EVA API.

Also note: This event is part of a series of short introductions focusing on EMBL-EBI resources. If you want to learn more about these separate training events, see the Related Courses section below.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book or register your interest by linking here.

Target audience
  • This workshop is aimed at a wide variety of users, from wet-lab scientists to bioinformaticians.
  • Graduate students, Postdocs and Staff members from the University of Cambridge, Affiliated Institutions and other external Institutions or individuals
  • Please be aware that these courses are only free for registered University of Cambridge students. All other participants will be charged a registration fee in some form. Registration fees and further details regarding the charging policy are available here.
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available here
  • Basic computing skills
  • No previous bioinformatics experience is required, but an undergraduate level understanding of biology would be an advantage

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 15 Feb 2018   09:30 - 12:30 09:30 - 12:30 Bioinformatics Training Room, Craik-Marshall Building, Downing Site map Gary Saunders
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data retrieval, Database search, Whole genome sequencing


After this course you should be able to:

  • find, access and download data from genetic variation studies that have been submitted by the community to EVA
  • explore genetic variation data, including consequence types, allele frequency information and population statistics
  • programmatically access EVA data via our Global Alliance for Genomics and Health compliant API

During this course you will learn about:


Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Registration Fees
  • Free for registered University of Cambridge students
  • £ 50/day for all University of Cambridge staff, including postdocs, temporary visitors (students and researchers) and participants from Affiliated Institutions. Please note that these charges are recovered by us at the Institutional level
  • It remains the participant's responsibility to acquire prior approval from the relevant group leader, line manager or budget holder to attend the course. It is requested that people booking only do so with the agreement of the relevant party as costs will be charged back to your Lab Head or Group Supervisor.
  • £ 50/day for all other academic participants from external Institutions and charitable organizations. These charges must be paid at registration
  • £ 100/day for all Industry participants. These charges must be paid at registration
  • Further details regarding the charging policy are available here



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