April 21, 2015 (All day) to April 23, 2015 (All day)

Globus is a sponsor of Bio-IT World; you can find our exhibit at Booth 251. We'll also be leading a workshop, two presentations, and participating in a panel:

Practical Solutions for Big Data Analytics (Workshop), by Paul Davé, Ravi Madduri, Alex Rodriguez & Dina Sulakhe

​​Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | 12:30-4:00p.m.

About this Workshop

The rapid growth of data in biomedical research is placing massive demands on research informatics cores, research labs and individual researchers. These groups must provide reliable analysis and data management services that can scale as the needs of researchers increase. Further, as collaborative research becomes commonplace, the ability to move and share large data sets between institutions, scaling the analysis from one sample to hundreds of samples are fundamental requirements for many researchers. The workshop aims to provide attendees with turnkey solutions to address the emerging challenges in dealing and analyzing "big data" in the context of genomics analysis. Attendees will learn about the Globus Genomics service for large scale genomics data management and data analysis. The workshop will be a mix of presentation and hands-on exercises where attendees can gain experience with the various tools and services described.

Workshop notes are available here.


12:30 pm: Challenges for Biomedical Analysis at Scale
12:45 pm: Best Practices and Solution Components
1:00 pm: Introduction to Globus and Demonstration of File Transfer and Sharing
1:30 pm: Exercise: Simple File Transfer and Sharing
2:00 pm: Refreshment Break
2:15 pm: Case Study
2:30 pm: Managing Endpoints on High Performance Systems
2:45 pm: Exercise: Server Endpoint Configuration and Use
3:15 pm: Integrating Data Management and Analysis Services in the Cloud
3:45 pm: Interactive Q&A and Session Wrap-Up

Large-Scale NGS Analysis Using Globus Genomics: Challenges and User Success Stories, by Ravi Madduri & Dina Sulakhe

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 11:30a.m.-12:00p.m.

In this talk, we will present some of the challenges in scaling up NGS analysis on public cloud infrastructure and present user success stories where we have overcome them.

Data Publication and Discovery Using Globus Research Data Management Software-as-a-Service, by Vas Vasiliadis

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | 2:25-2:55p.m.

Globus is software-as-a-service for research data management, used at dozens of institutions and national facilities for moving, sharing, and publishing big data. Recent additions to Globus include services for data publication and discovery that enable: publication of large research data sets with appropriate policies for all types of institutions and researchers; the ability to publish data directly from your own storage or from cloud storage that you manage, without third party publishers; extensible metadata that describe the specific attributes for your field of research; publication and curation workflows that can be easily tailored to meet institutional requirements; public and restricted collections that give you complete control over who may access your published data; a rich discovery model that allows others to search and use your published data. This presentation will give an overview and demonstration of these services, as well as case studies that illustrate how Globus is increasing researcher productivity and facilitating enhanced collaboration among researchers.

Panel: Achieving Much-Needed Innovation while Hurdling the Barriers of Stringent Regulation, Vas Vasiliadis, panelist

Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 3:00-4:00p.m.

Moderated by: John M. Conley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The growth in patient healthcare and life sciences innovations can be attributed to technology enhancements like cloud computing, big data analytics and mobile applications, but may conflict with increasing regulatory compliance demands to ensure protection of healthcare life and quality as well as patient data privacy and security. This panel of esteemed technology solution providers and regulators debates real-world challenges and how regulation must also innovate at technology’s pace.