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Fri 30 Oct 2020
09:30 - 17:30

Venue: Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST in Summer, GMT in Winter)

Provided by: Bioinformatics


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Introduction to Scientific Figure Design (ONLINE LIVE TRAINING)

Fri 30 Oct 2020

Description

PLEASE NOTE that until further notice, due to the evolving situation with Coronavirus no courses will be offered as classroom based at the Training Facility. The Bioinformatics Team will be teaching the course live online in conjunction with the presenters.

This course provides a practical guide to producing figures for use in reports and publications.

It is a wide ranging course which looks at how to design figures to clearly and fairly represent your data, the practical aspects of graph creation, the allowable manipulation of bitmap images and compositing and editing of final figures.

The course will use a number of different open source software packages and is illustrated with a number of example figures adapted from common analysis tools.

Further information and access to the course materials is here.

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
  • 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
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Fri 30 Oct 2020   09:30 - 17:30 09:30 - 17:30 Bioinformatics Training Facility - Online LIVE Training (Time Zone = BST in Summer, GMT in Winter) Simon Andrews,  Jo Montgomery
Topics covered

Bioinformatics, Data visualisation

Objectives

After this course you should be able to:

  • Understand general data visualisation theory
  • Discuss ethics and design theory with regards to scientific figures
  • Edit bitmap and vector graphics for publication
Aims

During this course you will learn about:

  • Data Visualisation Theory
  • Data Representation
  • Ethics of Data Representation
  • Design Theory
  • GIMP
  • Inkscape
Format

Presentations, demonstrations and practicals

Timetable

Day 1 Topics
Session 1 Introduction
Session 2 Data Visualisation Theory Lecture
Session 3 Data Representation Practical
Session 4 Ethics of Data Representation Lecture
Session 5 Design Theory Lecture
Session 6 Inkscape Tutorial
Session 7 Inkscape Practical
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
Duration

1

Frequency

A number of times per year

Theme
Specialized Training

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