The GEP: Crowd-Sourcing Big Data Analysis With Undergraduates

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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.

A GEP UCSC Genome Browser Mirror View of the Mitf Gene on the Drosophila erecta F Element.

Elgin SCR, Hauser C, Holzen TM, et al. The GEP: Crowd-Sourcing Big Data Analysis with Undergraduates. Trends Genet. 2017;33(2):81‐85. doi:10.1016/j.tig.2016.11.004