3rd Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID)

Thank you to the more than 900 people from 28 countries and 44 U.S. states and territories who made the 2017 Summer Institutes a great success!

Dates for next year: July 9-25, 2018. Module schedule and descriptions will be available in January 2018. Scholarship applications will be accepted beginning mid-January and registration will open early February.

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The Summer Institute for Big Data (SISBID) is designed to introduce biologists, quantitative scientists, and statisticians to modern statistical techniques for the analysis of biological big data.


Dates: July 10-26, 2017

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  • Each module focuses on a different aspect of Big Data such as organizing and processing data for statistical analysis, visualizing data, or the challenges surrounding reproducible research.
  • The two-and-a-half day module format includes formal lectures, computing labs, and hands-on case studies. Modules run all day Monday/Tuesday and Wednesday morning OR Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday/Friday.
  • Instructors are world-class faculty with expertise in all aspects of Biological Big Data.
  • Participants are encouraged to enroll in multiple modules to create an experience that best suits their needs. Individuals attending the institute will receive certificates of course completion in recognition of their participation.

SISBID is supported by the NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), funded by the NIH Big Data to Knowledge Initiative, under Award Number 5R25EB020380.

Scholarships available

Registration-fee scholarships for select modules are available to students and postdocs.