[SIB-courses] Docker and Singularity for reproducible research: getting started with containers, 26 October 2022, streamed

Diana Marek Diana.Marek at sib.swiss
Thu Sep 8 10:54:03 CEST 2022

Dear All,

We are pleased to announce that the following SIB course on:

Docker and Singularity for reproducible research: getting started with containers<https://www.sib.swiss/training/course/20221026_DOCK>
which will ONLY be live-streamed on 26 October 2022, is now open for applications.

Reproducible analysis in bioinformatics goes beyond good documentation and sharing code. Often, analyses depend on an entire environment with many different programs, libraries and settings. For the sake of reproducibility, but also for productivity, you might want to store, reuse, and share your environments using container software such as Docker and Singularity. Containerization is a lightweight and scalable way of working with such isolated environments. For example, with Docker you can develop, store and manage environments based on Linux operating systems which can run in mostly any computer.

Often, bioinformatic calculations also require large memory and CPU resources, therefore you might want to use a shared computer environment (e.g. a HPC cluster). However, to run Docker you need to have privileged rights (i.e. as root), which is not the case for Singularity, a program that enables you to run environments from a wide range of resources (including Docker) in a safe manner without the need for privileged access. Combining Singularity and Docker thus makes you extremely flexible in how, when and where you use your computer environments and those of others. To introduce you to working with containers in the context of bioinformatics research, we will take a practical approach with several hands-on exercises to go through the basics of using, developing and sharing containers.

Further detailed information, prerequisites and application form are available here<https://www.sib.swiss/training/course/20221026_DOCK>.
Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at training at sib.swiss<mailto:training at sib.swiss>.

Best wishes,

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Diana Marek
Training Manager & Computational Biologist
SIB | Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
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