Issue No. 2017/02
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Register to Upcoming Webinars

To register to a B3Africa webinar, follow the link and fill the quick form.
For ease of reference, please indicate your Last Name/Country in the "last name" field.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the webinar (including a personalized link to connect to the system on the webinar's day).
Do take the time to check your system’s compatibility before the actual session begins:
B3Africa Webinar 4 - The BiBBox
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Date: 27 April 2017
Time: 13:00-14:30 CET/ French time
Trainers: Heimo Müller, Robert Reihs & Lucas Pessl (Medical University of Graz)
Target audience: This webinar is mostly IT-oriented and dedicated to IT professionals from B3Africa Use Case institutions. Other B3Africa biobank professionals or IT professionals from B3Africa networks interested in the topics may also join.
Main topics:
1) Discussion on the philosophy of APPs & demonstration of how an APP is built in the background and what happens inside the machine;
2) Demonstration of eB3Kit APPs' installation, including a brief presentation of experiment management & data integration APPs.
Please note that this webinar requires preliminary work. Before the webinar, participants should:
1) Watch B3Africa Webinar 1's presentations on "how to manage eB3Kit virtual machines" and "how to manage eB3Kit dockers and containers" on the B3Africa Learning Space: 
If it's your first visit to our Learning Space, you'll need to create an account.
2) Consult the documentation and install the BiBBox on your computer:
B3Africa Webinar 5 - Bioinformatics Part I
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Date: 30 May 2017
Time: 13:00-14:30 CET/ France time
Trainer: Tomas Klingström (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU)
Target audience: B3Africa Use Case participants and other participants from B3Africa networks: biobankers, researchers, bioinfomaticians.
Main topics:
1) Introduction to Bioinformatics;
2) Retrieving and Returning Data to the System;
3) Create reusable workflows on your own.
B3Africa Webinar 6 - Material/ Data Transfer Agreements
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Date: 27 June 2017
Time: 13:00-14:30 CET/ French time
Trainer: Elodie Caboux (International Agency for Research on Cancer)
Target audience: B3Africa Use Case participants and other participants from B3Africa networks: researchers/ scientists, biobank managers, administrative/ legal research assistants.
Main topics:
1) Explain the purpose of a MTA/ DTA;
2) Determine when a MTA/ DTA is necessary;
3) Integrate the appropriate information into a MTA/ DTA;
4) Determine who signs the MTA/ DTA;
5) Assign references to MTA/ DTA;
6) Follow the progress/end of the MTA/ DTA.

5 Ws about the eB3Kit

Interested to learn about the eB3Kit?
Visit our website and navigate through this new infographic!

B3Africa under the Spotlight

Upcoming Events

Visit our website for a regularly updated list of upcoming events.
27 April 2017 B3Africa Webinar No4: The BiBBox
9-12 May 2017 ISBER 2017
Toronto, Canada
30 May 2017 B3Africa Webinar No5: Bioinformatics Part I
12-13 June 2017 B3Africa Annual General Meeting
Uppsala, Sweden
27 June 2017 B3Africa Webinar No6: Material Transfer Agreement/ Data Transfer Agreement
16-18 August 2017 3rd African Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity
Accra, Ghana
13-15 September 2017 Global Biobank Week 
Stockholm, Sweden
7-10 November 2017 AORTIC 2017. Cancer in Africa: Making Strides, Creating Solutions
Kigali,  Rwanda

B3Africa Partners

Partners in B3Africa are:
Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU), Sweden; Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC), Austria; Karolinska Institutet (KI), Sweden; Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University, Sweden; University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa; Makerere University (MAK), Uganda; Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa; International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), France; International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; Medizinische Universität Graz (MUG), Austria; and Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN), Nigeria.


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