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ESnet Hosts Workshop on Improving Bioinformatics Data Management

Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics” to be held April 12-13 at Berkeley Lab. The workshop is the latest in a series called CrossConnects, run by by ESnet. This workshop is cosponsored by Indiana University. More>

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Feb. 3 ALS Upgrade LDRD Workshop

A workshop on the FY17 Call for LDRD proposals for the Advanced Light Source Upgrade (ALS-U) Lab-initiative track for Energy Sciences will be held this Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Building 15-253. Researchers are welcome to attend and learn about the progress that has been made in existing projects, and explore collaborative opportunities with new proposal teams.

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Fidelity Hosts Financial Workshops on Jan. 29

The workshops include Designing a Financial Road Map (8:30 to 9:30 a.m.), Your UC Retirement System (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.), and Building a Portfolio for Any Weather (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.). A Fidelity representative will staff a help desk in the cafeteria lobby from noon to 2 p.m. that day.

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NIH/SBIR Workshop Starts Jan. 20 in Berkeley

Spaces remain for QB3’s Berkeley-based workshop, Jan. 20 – Mar. 16, on filing a successful SBIR/STTR grant application by the April 5 deadline. Discounts are available for UC affiliates, including Lab staff. Go here for more information, schedule, and registration. Visit the IPO website for other events and workshops of interest to entrepreneurial researchers.

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WSEC Hosts Fourth Parenting Class on Jan. 26

The class, the fourth in a series of six sponsored by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council, will focus on “How To Set Limits That Stick,” facilitated by Marcilie Smith Boyle. The event will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 26 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Building 70A-3377. More>

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IBM to Conduct Watson Workshop at Berkeley Lab Jan. 21

Lab staff interested in learning how Watson — an AI system combining advanced natural language processing, machine learning, and information retrieval — might help their research projects or business operations can attend a Jan. 21 workshop at 9:30 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. Register here. The final agenda will be posted here. E-mail questions to rcthomas@lbl.gov.

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Changes to Nondisclosure and Material Transfer Agreements Procedure

Starting Jan. 25, requests for nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and material transfer agreements (MTAs) must be made through the Innovation Portal. This faster, paperless, more transparent system presents the status of submitted requests as well as approved agreement records on the requester’s home page. The Innovation and Partnerships Office is holding training sessions in January.

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Applications Open for California Council on Science & Technology Fellowships

The California Council on Science & Technology is currently accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Policy Fellows program. To learn more about the program, CCST is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 13. To participate, register here. Berkeley Lab is an affiliate member of CCST, which places scientists in the state legislature to assist policymakers.

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Pre-Retirement and Long-Term Care Workshops Offered

The UC Retirement Center hosts a four-week, pre-retirement planning course on Wednesdays from Feb. 10 to March 2, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and to register. Also offered is a series of seminars on long-term care on April 7, 28, and May 12. Go here for more information and to register.

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Assessment and Skill Building Opportunities for Supervisors

The application period for the UC Management Skills Assessment Program (MSAP) is now open. Lab supervisors are eligible to participate as an assessee or an assessor. Assessees gain knowledge and insight regarding strengths, areas for skill development and career direction through feedback from assessors on small group work in simulated management scenarios. Deadline is Jan. 15. More>

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