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We will be offering very exciting set of training opportunities in data and computing sciences Tufts Initiative for Data and Analytics Learning (TIDAL), with contributions from several units – TTS and Data Lab, CTSI and many others promised. All courses are available to Tufts faculty, staff and students. These skills are increasingly essential in most fields of study.

Registration: We request you to register for classes you intend to attend and only the classes you intend to attend. The classes are being offered at no cost to you or your unit though please make appropriate arrangements with your supervisors as needed. 

Instruction Format: Classes will be all “zoomed” – some will be live taught while others will be asynchronous with video materials and instruction support with TA like support and Office hours.

All classes will be coordinated and supported by DISC. If you have any questions, or inquiries and suggestions about future class offerings, please contact


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DISC workshops:


High Performance Computing for the Life Sciences (2 day course)


This course will be held July 20 and 21, 2-4pm each day. Both zoom and in-person o the Tufts Boston Hirsh Library will be available.


This introductory workshop will cover the basics of using the Tufts High Performance Compute (HPC) Cluster to manipulate Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. The first day will introduce users to Linux commands and how to use Slurm job scheduler to run and monitor jobs on the HPC. The second day will cover downloading, quality control, aligning and viewing NGS data. This workshop is for any student, staff or faculty that wants to learn about Bioinformatics, no prior experience is required. 


This workshop is sponsored by DISC and Research Technology. 

  • Rebecca Batorsky (DISC - Senior Data Scientist)
  • Adelaide Rhodes (TTS - Senior Bioinformatics Scientist)
  • Jason Laird (TTS - Bioinformatics Scientist)
  • Delilah Maloney (TTS - HPC Specialist)


**All attendees will require an HPC cluster account. In order to allow time for account creation, workshop registration will close two days in advance.** 


Day 1: Intro to HPC computing 

  • Intro to Linux (1 hour)
  • Intro to Slurm resource manager (1 hour)


Day 2: Intro to HPC Bioinformatics 

  • Analyzing publicly available Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data (1 hour)
  • Aligning and visualizing NGS Data  (1 hour)


For more information and registration:

Please email with questions.