Interested in working with the Fragile Families Genetic data files? Researchers from the University of Michigan invite you to apply to the 3rd annual Genomics for Social Scientists workshop, held Ann Arbor, MI June 17-21, 2019. The purpose of this NIA funded workshop is to familiarize researchers with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. This one-week genomic data workshop will focus on providing hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research, using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) as a model. Using tutorial versions of the HRS core survey data and HRS genetic data files, the workshop will instruct on several current methods of genomic analyses. Lectures will also discuss issues surrounding collection of samples, working with labs, ethics, and collaboration with biological experts. A key component of this workshop is the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration among attendees, with University of Michigan investigators, and invited course instructors.
This course is designed to primarily benefit researchers who already have experience conducting statistical examinations of behavioral traits, but who may have little or no genetic or biological training. Investigators interested in a better understanding of genomic analysis as it applies to social and behavioral science research are encouraged to apply.
For more information on how to apply, available travel stipends, and curriculum, please visit: https://hrs.isr.umich.edu/genomics-workshop
Applications are due February 15, 2019