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Amicus - Adding and maintaining events Tue 10 Oct 2017   10:00 Finished

This course is for development and alumni relations staff responsible for adding and maintaining event information in Amicus. It covers:

  • Creating an event, budgets, resources and sending invitations
  • Managing bookings, dietary requirements and attaching documents
  • Creating a guest list, name badges and attendee itineraries
Amicus - Adding a volunteer Wed 25 Oct 2017   09:30 Finished

This course will go through the system steps to creating a volunteer in Amicus:

  • How to create volunteers and opportunities and activities
  • Assigning volunteers to an opportunity and document checks
  • Creating a board or committee
  • Withdrawing or deactivating a volunteer
  • Overview of coding a speaker
Amicus - Adding employment Fri 6 Oct 2017   11:30 Finished

This course covers the system steps in Amicus to add or update employment records:

  • Adding employment
  • Updating employment
Amicus - Adding mass communications Wed 27 Sep 2017   10:30 Finished

This course covers the mass communications functionality within the Amicus system:

  • How many users can be part of mass communications
  • How to set up a mass communications
  • Using communication templates
  • Managing salutations and contact preferences
Amicus - Adding relationships and households Thu 12 Oct 2017   11:30 Finished

This course covers the system steps required in Amicus to add and update relationships and households:

  • Adding a household
  • Adding a relationship
  • Editing households and relationships
Amicus Assessment new Mon 20 Feb 2017   13:00 POSTPONED

On completion of Amicus training, you will need to enrol on an assessment course. You will need to complete a maximum of 3 scenarios within Amicus. This will ensure you are comfortable and confident using the system in preparation for when we go live. It's not a scary test - remember:

  • You can bring your training notes
  • A trainer will be on hand to answer any questions
Amicus Basics new Tue 14 Feb 2017   09:30 Finished

This course is designed to give you the foundation knowledge of what is held in Amicus and help you get started using it. It will cover:

  • How to view and edit contact records
  • Where to find employment, education, relationships, giving details and interests
  • Recording actions and interactions
  • An overview of the prospect solicitation cycle and how to complete contact reports
  • How to create a contact records
  • Corresponding with individuals
  • How to view reports
Amicus Basics - PILOT new Wed 11 Jan 2017   09:00 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus Basics course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

This session is a working session to help you add and edit Biographical Details, add Addresses, and link Business Addresses in Amicus.

Amicus Communications new Thu 16 Feb 2017   14:00 Finished

This course covers the communications functionality within the Amicus system:

  • Sending mass communications
  • Corresponding with individuals or small groups
  • Managing salutations and contact preferences
  • Recording famous individuals, social media and CAM contributors
  • Managing templates and managing the Communications working group
Amicus Communications - PILOT new Fri 20 Jan 2017   10:00 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus Communications course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

Amicus - Contact Reports new Mon 11 Mar 2019   14:30 Finished

Learn why its important to record Contact Reports in Amicus. You will learn to find the correct contact, create an Action, then create a contact report which can then be linked to a solicitation cycle.

Amicus - Creating a new contact record Wed 18 Oct 2017   09:30 Finished

This course covers the system steps to add a new contact record in Amicus:

  • Create a contact
  • Updating core biographical information
  • Primary and secondary categories
  • Data protection essentials
Amicus - Creating complex reports Thu 19 Oct 2017   15:00 Finished

This course shows you how to create bespoke reports containing complex and detailed data sets.

Amicus data exchange reports new Tue 12 Mar 2019   10:15 Finished

This session will give you an overview updates are received by Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations. We will also look at how updates are recorded (with an overview of key fields in Amicus). You will also be shown how to download and filter the monthly data exchange reports.

Amicus - Donor list and recognition groups Fri 13 Oct 2017   10:00 Finished

This course covers the system steps and process for maintaining:

  • Donor list
  • Recognition groups
  • VC letters
Amicus essentials - refresher course Unscheduled Not bookable

This course is a short refresher session of the Introduction to Amicus for new College starters course. This is ideal for anyone who completed the introductory course and either hasn't used Amicus since or would like some reminders of where to find essential information.

Amicus Events new Thu 16 Feb 2017   09:30 Finished

Following completion of the Amicus Basics course, this session will give you give you detailed knowledge of:

  • Creating an event, budgets, resources and sending invitations
  • Managing bookings, dietary requirements and attaching documents
  • Creating a guest list, name badges and attendee itineraries
Amicus Events overview new Mon 23 Sep 2019   10:00 Finished

For users unfamiliar with the Events module in Amicus, this overview will cover many of the major areas that are used by event professionals. We will look at the work that you do in your team and how it benefits the users of this area in Amicus. We will cover the following areas:

  • Sync between Amicus Online (Civi CRM) and Amicus CRM
  • Booking contacts
  • Mailing contacts for an event
Amicus Events - PILOT new Thu 1 Dec 2016   13:00 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus Events course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

Amicus Familiarisation Session new Thu 3 Aug 2017   15:00 CANCELLED

This session includes:

  • An introduction to Amicus, why we're changing systems and the journey so far
  • A demo of the system
  • What's happening in the next few months
  • Opportunity to ask any questions
Amicus Finance new Wed 8 Feb 2017   13:00 Finished

This course will give you detailed knowledge and hands-on experience for:

  • Gift aid declarations
  • Day book procedure and creating batches
  • Destination and source codes
  • Adding pledges, payment files, online batches and gift aid claims
  • Recording gifts in kind and Canadian tax receipts
Amicus - Finance for migrated Colleges Fri 15 Sep 2017   09:00 Finished

This course will go through the Amicus finance processes, covering:

  • Gift aid declarations
  • Day book procedure and creating batches
  • Destination and source codes
  • Adding pledges, payment files, online batches and gift aid claims
  • Recording direct debits and standing orders
  • Recording gifts in kind and Canadian tax receipts
Amicus Finance overview Wed 18 Sep 2019   11:30 Finished

For users unfamiliar with the Finance module in Amicus, this overview will cover many of the major areas that are used by gift services professionals. We will look at the work that you do in your team and how it benefits the users of this area in Amicus. We will cover the following areas:

  • Batch
  • Pledges
  • Gifts in Kind
  • Destination codes
Amicus for Database Team new Fri 17 Feb 2017   11:00 Finished

This course is designed to give you the additional Amicus knowledge required to complete tasks actioned by the Database team. It will cover:

  • How to update a deceased record
  • How to merge records
  • How to update gender changes
  • How to add and update sticky notes

There will be time allocated at the end of the course for you to practice what you have learnt in the Amicus Basics course and apply it to Database Team tasks.

Amicus for Database Team - PILOT new Mon 19 Dec 2016   09:30 CANCELLED

This is a pilot run of the Amicus for Database Team course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

Amicus for Fundraisers and PIA - PILOT new Tue 13 Dec 2016   09:30 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus for Fundraisers and PIA course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

Amicus for Fundraisers and Prospect Information Team new Thu 23 Feb 2017   09:30 Finished

Following completion of the Amicus Basics course, this session will give you detailed knowledge of:

  • Information held at prospect level
  • How to create and edit the solicitation workflow stages
  • What good looks like for contact reports
  • How to access and create contact reports from your phone or tablet
  • Wealth ratings and prospect research tools
Amicus - For new starters Tue 1 Oct 2019   13:30 Finished

This course covers the foundation knowledge required to get you started using Amicus. The following topics are covered in the course:

  • An overview of Amicus and it's uses
  • How to log in and navigate
  • Viewing contact and prospect records
  • How to update biographical details
  • A look at contact preferences
  • How to run reports
Amicus for New Users new Thu 9 Mar 2017   10:00 Finished

This course is designed to get started in using Amicus. It will cover:

  • An overview of the functional areas in the system
  • Navigation and searching for records
  • How to update contact records
  • How to create Actions and Interactions
  • Adding reports to your dashboard

Have you struggled with any fundraising aspect of Amicus? Do you have any burning questions you have not found the answer to? Attend this interactive session with Katie Green and Anabela Ali to talk about all things fundraising related in Amicus. Come along with any questions or challenges you have faced! Snacks will be available.

Amicus Fundraising overview new Mon 29 Jul 2019   10:00 Finished

For users unfamiliar with the Fundraising module in Amicus, this overview will cover many of the major areas that are used by development professionals. We will look at the work that you do in your team and how it benefits the users of this area in Amicus. We will cover the following areas:

  • Contact Reports
  • Solicitation Cycles
  • Ratings
  • Legacies
  • Shared Prospects
  • Prospects and assigning fundraisers
Amicus - Gift acknowledgement Tue 12 Sep 2017   11:00 Finished

This course covers the system steps and process for processing gift acknowledgements within Amicus.

Amicus Hackathon - Viewing gifts in Amicus new Tue 23 Oct 2018   11:30 Finished

Welcome to the first Amicus Hackathon where we will aim to specify the changes we want to see to enable us to view donor giving information in an easier and more accurate way.

In this interactive session we will divide into cross functional groups. Each group will generate ideas of what data is required and how it should be viewable. We will then share proposals and agree on a specification to take forward for future development.

Amicus Hints and Tips webinar - refresh new Wed 24 Oct 2018   15:30 Finished

This webinar is aimed at the user who hasn't used Amicus in while, and needs a quick refresh on how to find records and navigate around Amicus.

Learn how to export the data you need from Amicus. Using Amicus Reporting Services you will be able to view and run a number of pre built reports created for the institutions that use Amicus. You will also use Amicus Reporting Services to export data you have selected using a saved Yellow Box Search.

Amicus - Interactions: Writing letters and emails Tue 10 Oct 2017   15:30 Finished

This course covers the system steps to adding and recording correspondence with individuals in Amicus:

  • Writing a letter through Amicus
  • Writing an email through Amicus
  • Recording correspondence from individuals within Amicus
Amicus Mailing Module - how create mass mailings new Tue 23 Oct 2018   14:30 Finished

Learn how to use the mailing module to create mass mailings. We will use Amicus CRM to create the mailing and Amicus Reporting Services to export the data.

Amicus - Managing alumni groups, boards and committees Wed 25 Oct 2017   11:00 Finished

This course covers the system steps involved in creating and maintaining:

  • Alumni groups
  • Boards
  • Committees
Amicus - Merging and de-duping records Thu 14 Sep 2017   13:00 POSTPONED

This course covers the system steps and process required when de-duping and merging records within Amicus.

Amicus New User Interface new Fri 27 Jul 2018   15:30 Finished

Learn about the new user interface for Amicus in this short presentation

Amicus New User Interface - Classroom new Fri 27 Jul 2018   10:00 Finished

Learn about the new user interface for Amicus in this short presentation

Amicus online - Adding a contact report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a contact report in Amicus:

  • Adding an action
  • Adding a contact report
  • Editing a contact report
Amicus online - Adding education Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding education in Amicus:

  • Locating education data tab
  • Adding education
  • Updating education
Amicus online - Adding interests Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding interests in Amicus:

  • Decision point: Add to a contact record or prospect record?
  • Adding an interest to a contact record
  • Adding an interest to a prospect record
  • Updating interests
Amicus online - Create a limited info record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through adding a limited info record in Amicus:

  • Decision: when to add a limited information record?
  • Adding a limited information record
  • Updating a limited information record
Amicus online - How to get a standard report Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through the steps to find a standard report in Amicus:

  • What reports are available as a standard report?
  • Locating reports
  • Downloading reports
Amicus online - Logging in and navigation Self-taught Booking not required

This online course takes you through the first steps of logging in to Amicus. It covers:

  • How to log in
  • Accessing help online
  • Customising your screen
  • Navigation from the main screen
  • Modules and ribbon bars
  • List view, table view, map view
  • Setting up favourites
  • Dashboards
Amicus online - Updating contact preferences Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through updating contact preferences in Amicus:

  • Locating contact preferences data tab
  • Updating contact preferences
  • Data protection considerations
Amicus online - Viewing a contact record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a contact record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a contact record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the contact record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
Amicus online - Viewing a prospect record Self-taught Booking not required

This online course will take you through viewing a prospect record in Amicus:

  • Searching for a prospect record
  • Data tabs and what information is available
  • Navigating around the prospect record
  • How to customise and filter columns within data tabs
  • How to search and view contact reports
  • How to find giving information
  • Quick guide to the solicitation cycle screens
Amicus Overview new Wed 17 May 2017   14:00 Finished

This course gives you a high level overview of the Amicus system with some hands-on experience for the following:

  • How to log in and log out
  • How to personalise your dashboard
  • How to view reports
Amicus Overview - PILOT new Mon 16 Jan 2017   14:00 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus Overview course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

This course covers the prospect management functionality within Amicus:

  • Identifying a prospect in Amicus
  • Wealth ratings in Amicus
  • Due diligence data in Amicus

The Prospect Information & Analysis team will give you an overview on key prospect fields and where to find them, they will also be on hand to answer any questions regarding prospect information in Amicus. Do you have any questions around CUDAR's wealth ratings? Do you want to know more about all things fundraising related in Amicus?

If so, come along to this interactive session with members of the Prospect Information and Analysis team who will be happy to answer any questions around this area of Amicus.

Submit any questions you have to amicussupport@admin.cam.ac.uk mentioning this session in the subject line.

Amicus Reports overview new Mon 18 Nov 2019   10:00 [Places]

For users unfamiliar with the reports area in Amicus, this give you a quick overview of how reports are used in Amicus. We will look at the work that you do in your team and how it goes towards generating valuable reports used by all users of Amicus We will cover the following areas:

  • Amicus Reporting Services
  • Dashboard
  • The report button within Amicus
Amicus Roadmap new Wed 24 Oct 2018   11:30 Finished

Please join Sam Grimley to find out what's coming up in the Amicus Development Programme. In this session we will showcase the developments we are working on over the next nine months, we'll share other developments that have been requested but not scheduled yet, and answer any questions you have about these or how to request further changes.

Amicus - Solicitation cycles Tue 26 Sep 2017   10:00 Finished

This course covers the system steps involved in creating solicitation cycles. The course gives you hands on experience of adding details for:

  • Setting up a solicitation cycle
  • Adding a purpose
  • Adding a fundraiser
  • Adding a strategy
  • Requesting due diligence
Amicus - Standard Reports new Fri 15 Mar 2019   10:00 Finished

Find out what standard reports are available to Colleges and where to find them in this short session.

  • Learn how to customise your dashboard
  • access the new report launched by the College Relations team
Amicus - Stewardship Fri 29 Sep 2017   14:00 Finished

This course covers the system steps required to record stewardship details in Amicus.

Amicus Stewardship - PILOT new Wed 18 Jan 2017   09:30 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus Stewardship course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

Amicus - Team Overviews new Unscheduled Not bookable

This is an interactive overview session led by teams, showcasing how they are using Amicus and where you can view information that may be useful to you in your role.

If you wish to know more about how other teams use Amicus, use the Register interest box on the left hand side and please state in the Special Requirements section which team you would like an overview with.

Amicus Train the Trainer new Thu 15 Sep 2016   10:00 Finished

This course is for development and alumni relations staff who are delivering Amicus training to their functional areas as part of the system rollout. This workshop is interactive and will cover:

  • how the Amicus training sessions will be structured
  • familiarisation of the training materials that will be used
  • some practical training on how to lead an IT training session
Amicus - Updating biographical information Wed 18 Oct 2017   10:30 Finished

This course covers the system steps to add or edit biographical data in Amicus:

  • Adding and editing addresses
  • Adding and editing email and phone numbers
  • Updating primary contact details
  • Adding and editing other biographical information

This course covers the system steps required for updating deceased or gone-away information:

  • Updating a record with deceased information
  • Updating a record with gone-away information
Amicus Volunteers new Mon 20 Feb 2017   09:30 Finished

Following completion of the Amicus Basics course, this session will give you detailed knowledge of:

  • Creating volunteers and opportunities
  • Assigning volunteers to an opportunity and document checks
  • Creating a board or committee
  • Withdrawing or deactivating a volunteer
  • Coding a speaker
  • Creating an alumni group, updating alumni group records and the governance process
Amicus Volunteers overview new Mon 21 Oct 2019   10:00 [Places]

For users unfamiliar with the Volunteer module in Amicus, this overview will cover many of the major areas that are used by volunteer professionals. We will look at the work that you do in your team and how it benefits the users of this area in Amicus. We will cover the following areas:

  • Activity
  • Opportunities
  • Creating a Volunteer
Amicus Volunteers - PILOT new Tue 17 Jan 2017   09:30 Finished

This is a pilot run of the Amicus Volunteers course. Attendance will be by invitation only. For enquiries about this course, please contact Sam Grimley, Will Dixon or Sue Bourne.

Amicus webinar - Contact Reports new Thu 14 Mar 2019   10:00 Finished

Learn why its important to record Contact Reports in Amicus. You will learn to find the correct contact, create an Action, then create a contact report which can then be linked to a solicitation cycle.

Amicus webinar - how to use Office Addins new Fri 26 Oct 2018   15:00 Finished

Add-ins are components which you can add to your Microsoft Office applications in order to provide extra features and functionality. There are three add-ins for Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook and Excel), which you will need to install if you want to be able to use features such as creating letter templates, logging documents and emails back into Amicus and using the Select From Excel found in the Yellow Box Search option

Amicus webinar - Standard Reports new Fri 15 Mar 2019   11:30 Finished

Find out what standard reports are available to Colleges and where to find them in this short session.

  • Learn how to customise your dashboard
  • access the new report launched by the College Relations team
Amicus - Yellow box searching and reporting Wed 18 Oct 2017   11:30 Finished

This course covers the yellow box search functionality within Amicus:

  • Creating simple data searches using yellow box searches
  • Saving a search
  • Transferring search data to a report
  • Reporting rules and best practice
Amicus Yellow Box Searching for new starters Fri 21 Jun 2019   15:00 Finished

Yellow Box Searching is 'advanced searching' in Amicus. You can use it to find specific selections of data or contacts from within Amicus. Many Amicus users use yellow box search in the first step to creating a mailing or inviting contacts to an event. This session will be an introduction to Yellow Box Searching for anyone who has just gained access to Amicus.

Amicus Yellow Box Searching Workshop Tue 21 May 2019   10:00 Finished

This session is a working session to help you use yellow box searching for your own data requests. We will cover:

  • Creating a search
  • Checking the results
  • Saving the search
Analysing and Visualising Social Media Data (Workshop) new Mon 11 Feb 2019   14:00 Finished

This session introduces a variety of analytical strategies, with a focus on Social Network Analysis, the most widely used and abused method for analysing and visualising digital and social media data. At the end of this session, you will be familiar with the basic concepts, techniques and measures of social network analysis.

Analysing Business Processes: Where Do I Start? new Tue 19 Nov 2019   14:00 [Places]

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

Analysing Business Processes: Where do I start? new Thu 18 May 2017   10:00 Finished

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

Analysis of bulk RNA-seq data Mon 2 Sep 2019   09:30 Finished

The aim of this course is to familiarize the participants with the primary analysis of RNA-seq data.

This course starts with a brief introduction to RNA-seq and discusses quality control issues. Next, we will present the alignment step, quantification of expression and differential expression analysis. For downstream analysis we will focus on tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq.

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.

Analysis of DNA Methylation using Sequencing Wed 20 Nov 2019   09:30 [Full]

This course will cover all aspects of the analysis of DNA methylation using sequencing, including primary analysis, mapping and quality control of BS-Seq data, common pitfalls and complications.

It will also include exploratory analysis of methylation, looking at different methods of quantitation, and a variety of ways of looking more widely at the distribution of methylation over the genome. Finally the course will look at statistical methods to predict differential methylation.

The course will be comprised of a mixture of theoretical lectures and practicals covering a range of different software packages.

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.

This advanced course will cover high-throughput sequencing data processing, ChIP-seq data analysis (including alignment, peak calling), differences in analyses methods for transcription factors (TF) binding and epigenomic datasets, a range of downstream analysis methods for extracting meaningful biology from ChIP-seq data and will provide an introduction to the analysis of open chromatin with ATAC-seq and long-distance interactions with chromosomal conformation capture based Hi-C datasets.

Materials for this course can be found 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.

This course provides an introduction to the tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing high-throughput sequencing (HTS) data. We will present workflows for the analysis of ChIP-Seq and RNA-seq data starting from aligned reads in bam format. We will also describe the various resources available through Bioconductor to annotate and visualize HTS data, which can be applied to any type of sequencing experiment.

The course timetable is available here.

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

Analysis of mapped NGS data with SeqMonk Wed 3 Feb 2016   09:30 Finished

SeqMonk is a graphical program for the visualisation and analysis of large mapped sequencing datasets such as ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq, and BS-Seq.

The program allows you to view your reads against an annotated genome and to quantitate and filter your data to let you identify regions of interest. It is a friendly way to explore and analysis very large datasets.

This course provides an introduction to the main features of SeqMonk and will run through the analysis of a couple of different datasets to show what sort of analysis options it provides.

Further information is available here.

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

Analysis of RNA-seq data with Bioconductor Wed 28 Mar 2018   09:30 Finished

This course provides an introduction to the tools available through the Bioconductor project for manipulating and analysing bulk RNA-seq data. We will present a workflow for the analysis RNA-seq data starting from aligned reads in bam format and producing a list of differentially-expressed genes. We will also describe the various resources available through Bioconductor to annotate, visualise and gain biological insight from the differential expression results.

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

Analysis of single cell RNA-seq data Mon 16 Dec 2019   09:30 [Full]

Recent technological advances have made it possible to obtain genome-wide transcriptome data from single cells using high-throughput sequencing (scRNA-seq). Even though scRNA-seq makes it possible to address problems that are intractable with bulk RNA-seq data, analysing scRNA-seq is also more challenging.

In this course we will be surveying the existing problems as well as the available computational and statistical frameworks available for the analysis of scRNA-seq.

The course website providing links to the course materials can be found here.

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.

Analysis of small RNA-seq data new Tue 2 May 2017   09:30 Finished

This course focuses on methods for the analysis of small non-coding RNA data obtained from high-throughput sequencing (HTS) applications (small RNA-seq). During the course, approaches to the investigation of all classes of small non-coding RNAs will be presented, in all organisms.

Day 1 will focus on the analysis of microRNAs and day 2 will cover the analysis of other types of small RNAs, including Piwi-interacting (piRNA), small interfering (siRNA), small nucleolar (snoRNA) and tRNA-derived (tsRNA).

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

Would you like to get some more teaching experience? The Open University (the UK’s largest distance-learning University) would like to offer Cambridge postdocs the opportunity to gain experience tutoring on their courses. They can offer:

  • Flexible teaching opportunities to suit your workload and preferences
  • The chance to support students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Training and support to teach through a variety of media, which is becoming increasingly valued on the academic job market.

Come along and find out more about what is on offer, and how you can get involved. Jane Jones, Associate Dean at the Open University, will lead the session, which will include input from former Cambridge postdocs who have taken up this experience.

An Introduction to data analysis in R new Mon 25 Sep 2017   14:00 Finished

R is a free, software environment for statistical and data analysis, with many useful features that promote and facilitate reproducible research.

In this course, we introduce the R language, and cover basic data manipulation and plotting. We explore more advanced data analysis techniques using the packages dplyr and ggplot. Finally we introduce the concept of reproducible research, and how this may be assisted using 'literate programming'—combining documentation with code.

After the course you should feel confident to start exploring your own dataset, using the materials and references provided.

Sessions

If you book onto this course you must attend all of the sessions as detailed below. Failure to attend a session or cancellation of your place less than 48 hours before the start of the first session will result in an administrative charge of £50.

Please ensure you have permission from your supervisor to attend this course before you make your booking!

Trainers

Dr Michael Grayling, MRC Biostatistics Unit

Dr Simon Frost, Department of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Matt Castle, GSLS

Through the use of real world examples and the JMP, JMP Pro, and JMP Genomics software, we will cover best practices used in both industry and academia today to visually explore data, plan biological experiments, detect differential expression patterns, find signals in next-generation sequencing data and easily discover statistically appropriate biomarker profiles and patterns.

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.

This training is intended for staff and post graduate students who regularly use DSE to help prevent or reduce the risk of possible health problems arising from computer use. The training is also aimed at those responsible within departments for assisting with the DSE risk assessment process. The course will provide an understanding of the DSE Regulations 1992 (as amended 2002) and discuss employer's and employee's duties regarding the assessment of DSE workstations. There will be theory and a practical demonstration. The training will allow time to discuss some of the common health problems and concerns that may be associated with poor workstation set-up with examples of possible solutions.

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This session provides an overview of the extensive e-resources available to Divinity Undergraduates, including e-books, e-journals, databases and the use of Moodle.

This session provides an overview of the extensive e-resources relevant to Theology, Religious Studies and the Philosophy of Religion, including e-books, e-journals, databases and electronic legal deposit materials (journal articles and monographs).

This session provides an introduction to the use of IDiscover (the University Library catalogue), for new Postgraduate students and Academic staff, demonstrating the main functions of the catalogue and showing how to make the most effective use of its capabilities for locating books and journals in print and electronic form.

This session provides an introduction to the use of IDiscover (the University Library catalogue), for new Undergraduate students, demonstrating the main functions of the catalogue and showing how to make the most effective use of its capabilities for locating books and journals in print and electronic form.

An Introduction to Machine Learning Wed 2 Oct 2019   09:30 Finished

Machine learning gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. It encompasses a broad range of approaches to data analysis with applicability across the biological sciences. Lectures will introduce commonly used algorithms and provide insight into their theoretical underpinnings. In the practicals students will apply these algorithms to real biological data-sets using the R language and environment.

Please be aware that the course syllabus is currently being updated following feedback from the last event; therefore the agenda below will be subjected to changes.

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.

An Introduction to MATLAB for biologists Mon 17 Jun 2019   09:30 Finished

This course aims to give you an introduction to the basics of Matlab. During the two day course we will use a practical based approach to give you the confidence to start using Matlab in your own work. In particular we will show you how to write your own scripts and functions and how to use pre-written functions. We will also explore the many ways in which help is available to Matlab users. In addition we will cover basic computer programming in Matlab to enable you to write more efficient scripts.

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 Interest by linking here.

The goal of metabolomics is to identify and quantify the complete biochemical composition of a biological sample. With the increase in genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic information there is a growing need to understand the metabolic phenotype that these genes and proteins ultimately control.

The aim of this course is to provide an overview of metabolomics and its applications in life sciences, clinical and environmental settings. Over 2 days we will introduce different techniques used to extract metabolites and analyse samples to collect metabolomic data (such as HPLC or GC-based MS and NMR), present how to analyse such data, how to identify metabolites using online databases and how to map the metabolomic data to metabolic pathways.

The course content will predominantly be based on analysing samples from model plant species such as Arabidopsis thaliana but the procedures are transferable to all other organisms, including clinical and environmental settings.

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.

  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for postgraduate students at all stages of their research.

An Introduction to Open Research for STEM PhD students new Mon 24 Oct 2016   10:00 Finished
  • Would you like to share your research findings with the international academic community, without paywall restrictions?
  • Would you like to boost citations of your work?
  • Did you know that funders recognise the benefits of Open Access and most now require it as a condition of their grants?

These are questions for postgraduate students at all stages of their research.

An Introduction to Regulatory Affairs new Wed 29 Jun 2016   14:30 Finished

During this one hour presentation I will introduce you to the challenging and diverse topic of regulatory affairs in the pharmaceutical industry and cover some of the aspects we are faced with day to day in the country role. In particular we will look at some of the issues faced with fraudulent and counterfeit medicines and when looking at promotional affairs and product claim development, as these are the two topics for a potential project with Gilead.

About Gilead Sciences Gilead is one of the world's most successful biotech companies with a current market capitalisation of over $150 billion, Gilead Sciences Inc. (www.gilead.com) is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company which discovers, develops and commercialises innovative medicines in life-threatening diseases. Gilead's primary areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular/metabolic diseases, inflammation and oncology

About Alan Collins Alan has 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and is a Director of Regulatory Affairs at Gilead Sciences. Alan's experience covers the many diverse areas of regulatory affairs, plus pricing and reimbursement, medical affairs, business conduct and auditing - he has never had two working days the same and enjoys the variety and challenge of his role.

The aim of this course is to introduce participants to the basics of statistical analysis and the open source statistical software R, a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Participants will actively use R throughout the course, during which they will be introduced to principles of statistical thinking and interpretation by example, exercises and discussion about a range of problems. The examples will be used to present a variety of statistical concepts and techniques, with no focus on any specific discipline.

Important information: We have 12 configured laptops for use at the workshop. After these laptops have been allocated, participants will either need to share, or bring their own. These laptops will be allocated to the first individuals to express an interest in using them. When booking, please indicate under "Special requirements" if you wish to use one of the 12 laptops or bring your own. Participants bringing their own laptop will be given instructions on what software to install.

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

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