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This page is organized into four categories of online resources: 
-Online Scientific Resources
-Online Learning Resources
-Online Lab & Collaborative Enterprise Suggestions
-Productivity Resources

ONLINE SCIENTIFIC RESOURCES

Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Connect: Science seminar series: Broadcasts to researchers around the globe and recorded for subsequent viewing. The series is held every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. All talks will begin at noon, EST. Link to resource

AACR conferences: Various lectures from past AACR conferences are available online. Select ‘free’ videos or login if you are a member. Link to resource

The Node, a Developmental Biology Scientific Writing Club: https://thenode.biologists.com/developmental-biology-write-club-post-1/discussion/

Gulf Coast Consortium: Workshops, seminars, events, and many other scientific resources: https://www.gulfcoastconsortia.org/home/training/

Bioinformatics Resources from GSBS Alerts Web Page:
Shomu’s Bioinformatics with practical
MIT computational and system biology course
Bioinformatics in Python (Python for beginners)

ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

Linkedin Learning: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/activateMore than 9,000 courses on business software, career development, customer service, writing, Illustrator, Photoshop, Excel and more. Here’s an Illustrator class: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/illustrator-2020-one-on-one-fundamentals/.

UT System Skillport: utsystem.skillport.comHuge library of free soft skills, IT skills, graphics topics (Photoshop and Illustrator classes are 2015 versions though), & management skills.

Coursera: Coursera offers hundreds of work-at-your-own-pace online courses and specializations including courses in bioinformatics, computer science and business. Each course has a final exam and a certificate is granted upon completion. Subscriptions cost $49 per month. https://www.coursera.org

JoVE Videos: JoVE offers over 12,000 videos of scientific experiments on cancer research, biology, engineering and more. Videos include novel techniques, innovative applications of existing techniques, and gold standard protocols in the physical and life sciences. https://www.jove.com

SUGGESTIONS FOR ONLINE LAB ACTIVITIES & COLLABORATIVE ENTERPRISES BETWEEN G&E STUDENTS 
Set up Slack for the lab: Want to learn how to use Slack for your lab? click here for a talk by Dr. Dan Harrington
Set up WhatsApp for the lab: (some labs have found it useful for comic relief)
Set up Book Club for the lab: One lab is discussing one chapter per week of The Selfish Gene

Collaborative enterprises between G&E students
Student-initiated collaborations based upon the mining of available/ existing datasets. For example, a student with a particular scientific interest, but without the expertise to conduct a deep dive to identify or analyze the most appropriate publicly available datasets, may wish to collaborate with a student or postdoc in the quantitative sciences realm, assuming that the quantitative sciences collaborator could be convinced to take an active interest in the project.  Suggested by G&E Director, Dr. Pierre McCrea

PRODUCTIVITY RESOURCES
Microsoft To Do: https://todo.microsoft.com/tasks/
Todoisthttps://todoist.com
TimeTimer: https://www.timetimer.com/collections/applications
Notion: https://www.notion.so/product → all-in-one workspace (free option available)