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Trends Genet. 2017 Feb;33(2):81-85. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2016.11.004. Epub 2016 Dec 6.

The GEP: Crowd-Sourcing Big Data Analysis with Undergraduates.

Author information

1
Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA. Electronic address: selgin@wustl.edu.
2
Bioinformatics Program, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX 78704, USA.
3
Biology Department, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI 53222, USA.
4
Department of Biological Sciences, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA 18018, USA.
5
Department of Biology, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO 81101, USA.
6
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639, USA.

Abstract

The era of 'big data' is also the era of abundant data, creating new opportunities for student-scientist research partnerships. By coordinating undergraduate efforts, the Genomics Education Partnership produces high-quality annotated data sets and analyses that could not be generated otherwise, leading to scientific publications while providing many students with research experience.

KEYWORDS:

CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience); bioinformatics; crowd-sourcing science; science education; undergraduate research

PMID:
27939750
DOI:
10.1016/j.tig.2016.11.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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