Big Data in Biology Summer School

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The Center for Biomedical Research Support will host the Annual Summer School for Big Data in Biology at different times through the months of May and June. Courses will be offered in-person or online. The summer school provides a unique hands-on opportunity to acquire valuable skills directly from experts in the field, with courses tailored towards novices or intermediate and advance users.

Each course will meet in-person or online for a few hours for either four or five consecutive days (either mornings or afternoons). Instructors will post lectures, datasets, exercises, and course information on a website accessible to enrolled participants. There will be no examinations, but participants may request certificates of completion. Academic credit will not be issued. Please carefully check the specified prerequisite knowledge before enrolling in a course. Payment information for courses is provided in the Registration and Payment section below.

  • UTEID: To obtain a UTEID, go here
  • TACC: To sign up for a TACC account, go here.

Make sure your Unix, TACC, and Bash scripting skills are up to date for the Summer School! Many courses prefer familiarity with these.

Registration and Payment

We will accept personal credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover), UT ProCards (but read this disclaimer for important information regarding the use of the ProCard that could effect your registration), and IDT (interdepartmental transfer). Registration dates and fees are as follows:

CategoryRegistration Fees
UT System
  • Students and post-docs*: $195/per student per course
  • Faculty or Staff*: $295/per student per course
Non-UT Schools
  • Students and post-docs**: $275/per student per course
  • Faculty or Staff**: $500/per student per course
  • Non-Profit: $500/per student per course
  • Government: $500/per student per course
  • Industry: $1000/per student per course
  • Groups of 5 or more from same agency or institution: receive 20% discount for groups of 5 or more (email Rebecca Fitch for group registration)

* Our staff will confirm affiliations with UT.
** Non-UT students must send us a copy of their current student or faculty/staff identification. Send PDF scan to this email address.
Email Rebecca Fitch for more information.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund of registration fees, less a $25 cancellation fee, will be available if requested in writing and received minimum of one week before the start of the course. No refunds will be made after that date. Please note that course substitutions cannot be made. If you fail to cancel by the deadline and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. UT-Austin reserves the right to cancel courses and to return all fees in the event of insufficient registration.