NEAR’s third workshop entitled: ”Methodological issues in harmonizing and pooling of data” was conducted on-site, as well as online with 70 attending participants. It was chaired by Debora Rizzuto.
After a short update and welcome addressed by Laura Fratiglioni, Alexander Darin-Mattsson and Xiaonan Hu presented how to conduct a study within NEAR and demonstrated the NEAR platform.
The invited guests, Scott Hofer, Professor at University of Victoria, and Patrick Curran, Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, held two fantastic and inspiring talks on introduction and more advanced methods for pooling and harmonizing data.
The workshop ended with a group assignment where the participants were divided into smaller groups and had the opportunity to conduct harmonization on NEAR data by using the NEAR platform.
The presentations and group assignments rendered a lot of discussion and positive comments and will likely lead to future collaborations.
Read program here.
The Database Coordinator of NEAR, Alexander Darin-Mattsson presented NEAR at the 7th annual Big Data Conference at Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA) in Växjö, Sweden, 1 December 2021.
The Scientific Communicator of NEAR, Linnea Sjöberg, presented NEAR at the virtual morning coffee meeting with the Center for Alzheimer Research (CAR) at Karolinska Institutet (KI), 1 December 2021. The seminar rendered a lot of discussion on the possibilities and potential use of the NEAR data among the participating researchers.
The NEAR Steering Board held an E-meeting on October 6. At the meeting, various topics were discussed, such as procedures for handling NEAR applications, user-fees, renewal of the NEAR infrastructure grant, and future activities in NEAR.