Presented by Simon Gladman
Simon Gladman1,2, Mahtab Mirmomeni1, Andrew Lonie1
1 Life Sciences Computation Centre, Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2 Victorian Bioinformatics Consortium, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
The Australian government has funded the development of a Genomics Virtual Laboratory (GVL): a set of analysis & visualisation platforms (currently Galaxy and UCSC genome browser) implemented on the Australian Research Cloud infrastructure (nectar.org.au/research-cloud), and community resources for best practice genomics, including protocols, workflows and tutorials for common genomics tasks.
We have written a number of tutorials for common bioinformatic tasks using Galaxy as the delivery platform. The areas covered include, de novo assembly, variant calling (basic and advanced), DGE analysis and others. The tutorials use real data and best practice tools to teach users the concepts of the analyses without the hassle of them having to learn the command line at the same time.
The process of developing these tutorials involved: Designing the workflow; wrapping the relevant tools into Galaxy with their associated scripts and tool/repository dependencies; making the data sets available via published Galaxy histories; making the tools available/installable via the toolshed; and production of the tutorial documentation. The tutorials were then extensively tested before being presented to the Australian genomics research community.
This talk will be about our experiences in the development of the tutorials including the incorporation of the the tools into Galaxy, the use of the toolshed and the feedback received from giving the tutorials.
The tutorials and other associated resources are freely available at genome.edu.au.