Training & Development

Training is central to the GP2 effort, and throughout this project we will offer development opportunities on genetics of Parkinson’s disease and other related areas to everyone interested. Materials like these from different sources will be posted here, along with educational content produced by the GP2 team.

Please return to this page regularly for updates and contact us at gp2training@parkinsonsroadmap.org if you have queries about training opportunities.

results in AMP-PD series.
  • Part 1: Introduction to AMP-PD and resources

    By Deborah Babcock | |

    Purpose is to accelerate trials through diagnostic, prognostic, and progression biomarkers. Clinical data harmonized with CDISC standards, handle existing WGS, RNA seq, proteomics, and clinical data. Covers tiers of access (level 1 clinical data and level 2 all data) and requirements.

  • Part 2a: Introduction to the Google Cloud Platform

    By David Vismer | |

    Covers the rationale for having data and analysis tools located together in the cloud environment, as well as Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery Database, and Google Compute Engine (including costs involved). Gives examples of moving data around using the command line - list, copy, remove commands - and the integrated analysis tools (SQL, Python, R).

  • Part 2b: BigQuery

    By David Vismer | |

    Covers Tier 1 and 2 data in more detail, including identifying subjects to include depending on the research question, inclusion and exclusion criteria, selecting data of interest and exporting data. Demonstrates some example queries.

  • Part 3a: Research Workbench (Terra)

    By Allie Hajiani and Barry Landin | |

    Introduction to the Terra platform and walkthrough of the website, including registration, using workspaces, and a bit of background on Hail, Cromwell, Jupyter notebooks. Covers the sub-menus in Terra and talks about the free credit program. Hands-on guide to using a ""workspace"" with a public data example

  • Part 3b: AMP-PD Workspaces

    By Barry Landin | |

    Introduction to AMP-PR workspaces which exist within the Terra platform. These are organized by access level and consist of extensive notes and example scripts written in both Python and R script. Recaps a lot of the tools that have been mentioned in previous talks. Provides important information about how to link Terra to a Google billing account to pay for data usage and set up alerts.

  • Part 4: NIH Strides Overview

    By Nick Weber | |

    Summarizes the advantages of cloud-based data handling and analysis and describes the STRIDES initiative which involves Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services. The STRIDES program offers discounts, consultancy and professional services to NIH institutes and centers, or NIH-funded researchers.