GOBLET AGM 2016, Brisbane

Monday, November 7, 2016
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, 4000, Australia

GOBLET's 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was hosted by the Australian Bioinformatics And Computational Biology Society (ABACBS), from 7-9 November at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane (AU). The AGM brought together members and a number of observers to reflect on GOBLET’s progress since its inception, to hone its vision and mission, and to shape its priorities and objectives for the coming year.

AGM agenda and presentations
Monday 7 November, 2016
09:00 Welcome & logistics – Annette McGrath
09:15 GOBLET AGM Matters – Terri Attwood
          - GOBLET constituency (roll call of members)
              - members present, represented by proxy, absent
              - members & observers present without voting rights
          - Approval of minutes of last AGM
          - Matters arising & amendments to agenda
          - Financial Report – Fran Lewitter (via Zoom)
          - Discussion
10:30 Coffee break
11.00 GOBLET Executive & Committee Reports - Terri Attwood
          - Executive ReportTerri Attwood
          - Technical CommitteeCarlos Horro
          - Fund-raising CommitteePatricia Palagi (via Zoom)
          - Learning, Education & Training CommitteeCelia van Gelder (via Zoom)
          - Standards CommitteePascale Gaudet (via Zoom)
          - Discussion of reports
             - Revisit GOBLET Mission & Vision
             - Setting goals for 2017
12:30 Lunch break
13:30 Election results & Transition Plan - Terri Attwood
          - GOBLET AGM 2017
              - Venue, Possible Dates, Budget Proposal
              - Vote by GOBLET members
14.00 GOBLET’s Mission & Vision - Terri Attwood
          - AOB
16.00 Adjourn - free time in Brisbane
18.30 Dinner

Tuesday 8 November, 2016
Session 1: Galvanise GOBLET - Terri & Vicky
09:30 Moving GOBLET forward - Fran (via Zoom)
          - Galvanising the Committees
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Galvanising session continued
          - Discussion
12:30 Lunch break
Session 2: Prioritisation for Portal - Vicky & Michelle
13:30 New features & functionalities
          - Requests from 2015 AGM
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 How to achieve portal progress
          - Hiring a technical intern
          - Discussion
17:30 End of session
18:30 Dinner

Wednesday 9 November, 2016
Session 3: GOBLET’s relationships - Terri & Annette
09:00 What are GOBLET’s agreements, affiliations, alliances?
          - Should and with whom should GOBLET be establishing new relationships?
          - ISCB, Software Carpentry, CODATA-RDA, CHARME, ELIXIR-TeSS, EMBnet
          - GOBLET membership: organisations + individual members
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Action Plan for upcoming year – Terri & Michelle
          Closing & Wrap-up – Annette McGrath
12:30 Catered Lunch & Departure

The full meeting report from the 2016 GOBLET AGM is here.

GOBLET Workshops

The AGM was preceded by the ABACBS annual conference (1-2 November) and two well-attended workshops: a GOBLET-ABACBS workshop on best practices in bioinformatics training and a GOBLET-ELIXIR Train-the-Trainer workshop (3-4 November).

The AGM was also followed by a fully-subscribed ABACBS/GOBLET RNA-seq data analysis course run by Eija Korpelainen (10 November), hosted at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane. EMBL-ABR then hosted a repeat of this course (14-15 November) at the VLSCI, University of Melbourne.