CD2H MTIP Workshop

Managing Translational Informatics Projects Tutorial

Managing Translational Informatics Projects (MTIP)

When: Friday, September 21, 2018 Time: 9am - 4pm PT (with a break for non-hosted lunch)
Where: RLSB 5S052 (Formerly CSLB, at the SW Waterfront), 2730 S.W. Moody Ave. on the OHSU SW Waterfront (or remotely via Take the south elevators and follow the signs to get to the room.

Translational Informatics projects are increasingly cross-institutional and even international; managing them comes with lots of shared pain points. This one day workshop will provide hands-on training to anyone who is organizing or managing cross-functional distributed teams that develop code or that analyze data across the translational divide*. Specifically, we will introduce several the practical tools and techniques for managers to facilitate these kinds of endeavors. The hands-on training will familiarize participants with helpful tools and techniques, and to help them make informed decisions about which tools might work best for their particular contexts. We conclude with a session wherein all participants are welcome to share additional pain points and related experience.

Who should attend: Open to anyone; priority will be given to Informatics program, and project managers, as well as PIs that may function in this role. Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of any of the tools is required, and participation in any or all of the modules is warmly welcome.
Cost: Free to attend

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Note that if the workshop is oversubscribed, a second date will be considered.


We are – all of us – continually learning. We the facilitators are going to present some lessons learned and strategies that work best for us, but if there is a newer, better, more scaleable way of doing something operational, we really want to know so we can have more time to focus on the science. Speak up; we would love to hear.


Note: This content is still under development; timing of each lesson is approximate and includes time for putting it into practice.

Time (PT) Lesson # Description
9am 1 Introduction to agile project management techniques
10am 2 Introduction to RedCap for team onboarding
11am 3 Survival strategies for managing (naming, versioning) documents in shared locations (Github, Dropbox, Box, etc.)
1pm 4 Survival strategies for team communication eg. via persistent chat / email etc
1:30pm 5 Introduction to GitHub for managers (non-programmers)
2:30pm 6 Intro to managing and tracking issues in GitHub
3:30pm   Knowledge-sharing session / Q&A
4:00pm   Conclude


* This tutorial is scoped for public data and communications only. If have any questions about the suitability of these technologies for your particular project at your institution, please contact them. At OHSU, the right place to ask is the information technology group:

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