diXa Training


The diXa project was dedicated to developing and implementing a robust and sustainable service infrastructure for data from EU-funded research into ‘omics-based non-animal tests for predicting chemical safety. As part of the project the consortium provided a programme of dissemination and specific face-to-face and online training courses.

We have tried to keep all our training and dissemination material available to you. Below is a list of the courses that ran during the diXa project. The course detail pages will contain the course material.

If you are interested in the diXa data warehouse our online course will take you through the full functionality of the warehouse. An excel sheet of the other diXa training resources is available here to help you find interesting slide decks and tutorial.

Also have a look at our documents page which has links to the publications published during the project and pdfs of diXa posters and talks presented at scientific conferences.

The diXa Open Conference may be of special interest, you are able to watch the talks presented during the conference on video and download the slides.

diXa open conference (videos and slides now available):

Data Infrastructure for Chemical Safety - 29-30 September 2014, EMBL-EBI, Cambridge United Kingdom

Previous diXa training courses (course material available)

diXa Online courses and Tutorials

These online courses have been developed to introduce diXa-specific activities and it is expected that more online resources will become available as the project develops.

In addition, a selection of courses from EMBL-EBI's Train Online resource are described and linked below as they have special relevance to the diXa project. The material included in these online courses has been covered in more detail in face-to-face diXa training events. As more online material becomes available in Train Online it will be linked here.

About Train online with EMBL-EBI

"Train online provides free courses on Europe's most widely used data resources, created by experts at EMBL-EBI and collaborating institutes. You do not need to have any previous experience of bioinformatics to benefit from this training. We want to help you to be a highly competent user of our data resources; we are not trying to train you to become a bioinformatician. "

"You can use Train online to learn in your own time and at your own pace. You can repeat the courses as many times as you like, or just complete part of a course if you want to brush up on how to perform a specific task."

http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/

Genomics: An introduction to the EBI resources
This course will introduce the field of genomics and provide an overview of the different resources at the EBI which are related to this field. The course is aimed at graduates in the life sciences or related subjects, with an interest in using bioinformatics resources to solve problems related to genome biology.
Topic: Genes and Genomes Level: Beginner Duration: 0.5 hours
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/course/genomics-introduction-ebi-resources

Functional genomics: An introduction to the EBI resources
This course will introduce the field of functional genomics and provide an overview of the different resources at the EBI which are related to this field.
Topic: Gene Expression Level: Beginner Duration: 0.5 hours
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/course/functional-genomics-introduction-ebi-resources

ArrayExpress: Quick tour
This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the EBI's functional genomics resource: ArrayExpress. To learn more, see the full courses on the Expression Atlas and ArrayExpress.
Topic: Gene Expression Level: Beginner Duration: 0.5 hours
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/course/arrayexpress-quick-tour

ArrayExpress: Exploring functional genomics data with ArrayExpress
This course will show you how to search, retrieve and interpret data from ArrayExpress, a repository of data from functional genomics experiments. ArrayExpress allows you to search and download this data.
Topic: Gene Expression Level: Beginner Duration: 1 hour
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/course/arrayexpress-exploring-functional-genomics-data-ar

Expression Atlas: Quick tour
This quick tour provides a brief introduction to the Expression Atlas (“Atlas”).
Topic: Gene Expression Level: Beginner Duration: 0.25 hours
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/course/expression-atlas-quick-tour

ChEMBL: Quick tour
This quick tour provides a brief introduction to ChEMBL, the EBI's chemogenomics resource.
Topic: Small Molecules Level: Beginner Duration: 0.5 hour Type: Quick tour
http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/online/course/chembl-quick-tour