Querying SIB resources with SPARQL

SIB has been publishing data using Resource Description Framework (RDF) since 2007, with the UniProt knowledgebase as the first SIB resource to provide its data on the semantic web. Since then, more and more SIB resources are modelling their knowledge with RDF and made them queryable and accessible through their own SPARQL endpoints. In this tutorial, we explain how you can use the data from nine independent SIB resources (GlyConnect, UniProt, Rhea, OrthoDB, OMA, Bgee, HAMAP, MetaNetX and neXtProt) to answer interesting biological questions.

SPHN/BioMedIT Data Privacy and IT Security Training

Within the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and related national initiatives researchers use patient data (i.e., confidential human data) in their research projects. Dealing with confidential human data requires awareness of data privacy, respective laws and information security. This course explains what should be done in practice to protect the patients’ privacy when performing biomedical research on human data. More information on the course website.

High Performance Computing (HPC) in Life Sciences

High-throughput sequencing data analysis requires new technical competencies and HPC is one of them. SIB has developed an e-learning module in HPC, as part of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project. e-learning has the potential to reach a wider audience, in any location and any time, and can be used either as the electronic component of a blended training format or as a self-running learning product. If you have an HPC facility, you are welcome to integrate it in your training too. More information on the course website.

UNIX Fundamentals

This tutorial presents the UNIX environment and its most basic commands to users with very little or no UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various biological fields and have been carefully chosen to be easily accessible to a wide audience.

Phylogenetics of animal viral pathogens, BLAST and multiple sequence alignment (MSA)

SIB was commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joint programme to produce two e-learning modules, which are accessible via the dedicated website Viral Zone. These modules can be obtained on physical devices such as CD-ROMs or USB-keys upon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..