RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is a widely used method in genomics, which enables the interrogation of whole cellular transcriptomes. The CCR Collaborative Bioinformatics Resource (CCBR) has implemented a RNA-seq workflow on the NIDAP collaboration platform, which is available and free to use for all NIH researchers. The platform allows users to explore and build their analyses in a graphical environment. For researchers who are conversant in code, or who are interested in learning, all of the workflow code is easily viewable and modifiable, as well.
This course will consist of a series of video tutorials that you may work through at your own speed, followed by a live virtual Discussion class in which you can ask our instructors to clarify or expand on any topics covered in the video tutorials. You will be emailed instructions on how to begin this course ends on November 20th. At that time, you will receive access to the tutorials and documentation, as well as a calendar invitation to your live Discussion class. Your live Discussion class will occur at 2pm on December 3rd. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving holiday, you will receive access to the course materials 2 weeks before the live discussion on December 3rd.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to complete ~4.5 hours of self-guided video tutorials BEFORE to your scheduled Discussion class so that you can effectively participate in the discussion.
Topics you will learn about include the theory behind RNA-seq and many of the methodologies we use in the analysis, as well as a full tutorial on how to complete a basic Bulk RNA-seq analysis, including filtering and QC, PCA, expression heatmaps, differential expression of genes analysis, volcano plots, and pathway/gene set analysis. After you complete this training, you will become eligible for further training workshops in which you will learn how to upload your own data to the platform to begin your own analyses and gain access to workshops with our trainers to help you overcome any dataset-specific challenges that you may encounter.
PLEASE NOTE: Trainees will need their own NIH user name and password and an NIH computer capable of connecting to the secure NIH network using VPN. This is necessary to ensure the security and privacy of the data.