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Apply Now for Free Training Course on Experimental Data Management: from Generating Protocols to Sharing Data

Applications are now being accepted for the first distance learning training course organised by the AQUAEXCEL2020 (AQUAculture infrastructures for EXCELlence in European fish research towards 2020) project. The three-day course 'Experimental Data Management: From Generating Protocols to Sharing Data' will be provided online on 25, 27 and 29 April 2016, by tutors from the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. Course attendance is free, thanks to EC Horizon 2020 funding.

25 April 2016 - 29 April 2016

AQUAEXCEL2020 is a research infrastructure project funded under the EC’s Horizon 2020 programme with the aim to further support the sustainable growth of the European aquaculture sector. AQUAEXCEL2020 integrates a large group of leading European aquaculture research facilities and aims to advance aquaculture research and innovation in Europe. One of its aims is to provide state-of-the-art unique training courses to educate a new generation of aquaculture researchers and industry stakeholders who focus on sustainable exploitation of their new knowledge, skills and tools in order to advance an innovative European aquaculture sector.

This course deals with best practice experimental data management, including all aspects from preparing experiment protocols to sharing data. It is based on an experimental data repository system called bioWES which is a distributed, knowledge-based repository for large datasets, typically applicable in biological and related sciences. Participants will learn how to use the bioWES system for their own experimental work, using their own protocols and real experimental data.

The training will be organised as an online course with active participation of the users. The organisers will guide the users through every single step of the bioWES system, from installation to sharing of experimental data, during three 90 minute sessions. A recorded version of the course will be publicly available after the course date.

For more information and online registration, please visit the AQUAEXCEL2020 website: Deadline for registration for the live course is 21 April 2016.

Notes for editors

AQUAEXCEL2020 is a research and innovation action funded under the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020. The project will run for five years from 2015 to 2020, with a total budget of €9.7 million funded by the European Union.

The AQUAEXCEL2020 consortium includes 22 partner organisations (including 39 top level aquaculture facilities) in 12 European countries. The project is coordinated by INRA in France. Dr Marc Vandeputte is the AQUAEXCEL2020 project coordinator and he is the coordinator of aquaculture research at INRA. He also coordinated the former EU FP7 project AQUAEXCEL ( from March 2011 to February 2015.

AquaTT is the project dissemination partner. For press queries, please contact: Marieke Reuver, Programme Manager, AquaTT, Dublin, Ireland. Email:

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