NINR Announces 2014 Boot Camp Theme:
"Big Data in Symptoms Research"
Registration Opens April 1st!
The NINR Big Data Methodologies Boot Camp, part of the NINR Symptom Research Methodologies Series, is a one-week intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Sponsored by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), the course is administered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) as one of the Bio-Trac programs.
NINR's 2014 Boot Camp will provide a foundation in methodologies for using Big Data in research. The purpose of the course is to increase the research capability of graduate students and faculty. The course will feature lectures by distinguished guest speakers, classroom discussion, and laboratory training.
The course is provided by the NINR at no cost. Attendees are required to pay for housing, food, and transportation expenses incurred during program participation.
The Big Data Boot Camp will be held Monday, July 21, to Friday, July 25, 2014. Classes will begin daily at 8:30 am and adjourn at or before 5:30 pm.
This course will cover a number of topics relevant to using Big Data in research. For additional details, please see the agenda.
- Increase knowledge in Big Data methodologies for use in research
- Discuss strategies for incorporating novel methods into research proposals
Who Should Attend?
Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply. Applicants should demonstrate potential for productive research careers.
Speakers, Faculty, and Staff
The speakers in this course will include nationally and internationally known Big Data experts from various institutions including the NIH and universities across the United States.
Check back soon for the latest Boot Camp agenda.
Building 60 (The Cloisters)
How To Register for Boot Camp
1. Account Creation
Go to http://faes.org/.
Note: If you have enrolled in an FAES or Bio-TRAC course in the past, click on the “sign-in” link in the upper-right corner and enter your user name and password. If you do not know your user name or password, you may click on the "reset password" link and request to have that information emailed to you (Skip step 2 and proceed to step 3).
If you have NOT enrolled in an FAES or Bio-TRAC course in the past, click on the “create an account” link in the upper-right corner, enter the information into each field, and click the “submit” button (Proceed to step 2).
2. Initial Account Log-in and Profile Set-up
a. You will receive an email containing information on how to log in and set your password within 48 hours. Once you have received the email, click on the link to access your account, using the temporary password that is provided in the email. You will then be prompted to create a new password.
b. Enter required information into all of the fields on the “Student Profile” page and click “save.”
c. Enter required information into all of the fields on the “Personal Profile” page and click “save.”
d. Proceed to step 3 (you are already signed into your account).
3. Course Registration
a. Sign in to your account and click on “Register for Courses,” on the student portal list.
b. Search for the course by entering the course number (TRAC51) for the NINR Big Data Methodologies Boot Camp. Select TRAC 51 for Boot Camp and click “register.”
c. Your registration status will show as “pending”. This is your final step in the registration process.
d. The FAES registrar will finalize your registration.
e. You will receive an email confirming your registration from NINR or the Bio-Trac Office.
The NINR offers the following links to resources in the Bethesda NIH campus area to help participants plan their stay.
NIH Housing List
Bethesda Campus Map
NIH Security Info
NIH Transportation Services (including campus shuttle)
Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (bus and subway)
Ride-On Map (local bus routes)
NIH Moving Guide
For questions on the NINR Big Data Methodologies Boot Camp, please contact:
Dr. Mary Engler
Senior Clinician/Chief Vascular Biology Unit, Tissue Injury Branch
NINR Division of Intramural Research
National Institutes of Health
1 Cloister Court
Room 253, MSC 4733
Bethesda, MD 20892-4733