The Big Data Work Group was initiated during a break-out session at the Spring 2019 SLC face-to-face meeting. The focus of this Work Group is to develop a series of webinars on “Big Data” to assist in understanding What is big data? and How can it be used to help my research? In addition, member societies of the SLC have individual efforts focused on big data (eg, the EMGS Bioinformatics Challenge) which have found a wider audience via sharing through the SLC.
Recent Accomplishments and Goals:
- SLC Webinar: Big Data: What Is It and What Does It Mean to Me? Thursday, April 2, 2020
- SLC Webinar: How to Make Your Little Data Big by Being FAIR Thursday, September 2, 2021
- SOT Annual Meeting Informational Session: Making Your Data FAIR for Your Future Self and Others Wednesday, March 30, 2022
- Future Tox V Breakout Session: What "Big Data" streams are being used in Toxicology and Risk Assessment Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Useful data visualizations are key to making big data understandable to a human audience. The Big Data Work Group is considering data visualizations and balancing human perception and machine learning/artificial intelligence needs as the next related topic area.
Work Group participation is open to all SLC representatives.
All SLC webinars are available as live events to SLC member societies. All recorded webinars are available to the public.