Minutes Taker Terri
Action on Aleks - have call with Slovenian Training Co-ordinators about their materials and TeSS. Will be having a skype chat. F2F probably not happening. DONE
Action on Aleks: Contact each node about what data is needed for their particular node page (to fill in TeSS' node template) ONGOING
Action on Aleks: Poke ELIXIR Hub Web content team about putting tess.elixir-uk.org link on elixir-europe.org website's training page and make it more prominent DONE
Action on Aleks: Set up meetings with Stale (NO) and Brane (SI) to talk about integrating their training materials into TeSS ONGOING
Action on Aleks: include TrCs in the Doodle poll for skype chat on bio.tools-TeSS integration and workflows, with a possibility of collocating the F2F meeting with ECCB DONE-ish
ELIXIR Registry Integration developments
Rudimentary integration achieved - demo of link to, for example, ArrayExpress
Good progress being made
Illustrating workflow capability - EMBER, further suggestions?
Brief demo of workflow functionality
Plan to implement aspects of EMBER prior to ECCB
Action: Niall and Terri to meet and discuss next week
Domain name - bio.training
Bio.training - not fit in with non bioinformaticians.
Losing the weight of brand already - would it be worth it?
TeSS is a crowded market place
Policy of ELIXIR-TeSS - as a phrase
Decision all: don’t change name to bio.training, but ensure that when you refer to TeSS, you use the phrase ELIXIR-TeSS
Dye cut Stickers for ECCB
Action: Niall to order new stickers
Social media development - any advise? Twitter, News section on site? Training Spotlight?
Started to engage with Twitter
This spiked when TeSS version 1 release was announced
Any other advice for how to engage with the community? (Could have a news/tweet feed to the main page; another idea is a training spotlight, possibly done by the TrCs - e.g., short promotional articles about training of interest (this could degrade quite quickly without a Webmaster to oversee it)…?)
Action: Niall - investigate Twitter feed; don’t pursue ‘spotlights’
3. Admission Policy
Inclusion of for profit materials - essentially free advertising? Possible options
Display them with their price
Display them with a warning-like flag that this is for-profit
Do not allow them in TeSS
This arose following a contact from ThermoFisher to upload their training content.
Decision: general agreement that providing a tag to show whether a course comes from a for-profit organisation would be the best of the above options
Action: Niall - enable TeSS tagging for for-profits
4. Content Providers
Currently dialogues open with:
Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre
Slovenian eLearning platform
Materials available on GitHub. A template is cloned and populated with new material. Niall has added metadata to their template. Next time somebody creates SWC/DC materials, they’ll be prompted to complete this fields. This will get exported in schema.org format, which can then be imported into TeSS
In Barcelona, BSC, there is training material available firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedro: has a historical database of training-related information, on an internal server hosting an SQL database. The info can be exported for use in TeSS. The question is, in what format should this be done.
Niall: possibly an XML dump/JSON file?
Pedro: making some training materials for instruct the instructor and another training course in GitHub and can format the metadata.
Niall: Recommend including this hidden YAML that has been tried with data carpentry as seen here https://raw.githubusercontent.com/datacarpentry/lesson-template/gh-pages/00-lesson-00-name.md - it gets rendered in a table in github and can be rendered out in a schema.org format if the pages are displayed as github pages using jekyll.
Niall: Both TeSS and Bioschemas posters accepted for ECCB. Good opportunity for TeSS to contact new content providers. Several participants on the call will be present.
Niall: Also proposes to submit a software demo (based on EMBER workflows implemented in TeSS) to NETTAB and help with hackathon about getting bio.tools registry to use schema.org / codemeta annotations.
- Niall - order new stickers
- Niall - enable TeSS tagging for for-profits
- Niall - investigate Twitter feed; don’t pursue ‘spotlights
Niall and Terri - meet and discuss implementing EMBER workflow next week