GOBLET AGM 2018, Toronto

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Date: November 6, 2018 – November 8, 2018

Venue: 661 University Ave Suite 510, Toronto, ON M5G 0A3, Canada, Ontario, Canada, M5G 1L7

Toronto, 7 November 2018

GOBLET’s 2018 Annual General Meeting was held at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) in Toronto (CA), from 6-8 November. This year’s meeting included a Bioschemas and FAIR training workshop, aiming both to build on the GOBLET-ELIXIR collaboration (developing guiding principles & standards for sharing training information) and to discuss GOBLET’s contribution to a future community publication with ELIXIR.

The business meeting & Bioschemas workshop were followed by a hands-on workshop for high-school teachers, as part of the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario (STAO) 2018 Conference.

The draft AGM Agenda can be found here.

For more information about the AGM, please visit the event website here.

AGM agenda & presentations
Tuesday 6 November, 2018
09:00 Welcome & logistics – Ann Meyer
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
10:30 Coffee break
11.00 GOBLET Executive & Committee Reports
Executive ReportTerri Attwood
– Financial Report – Celia van Gelder (via Zoom)
Outreach & PR CommitteeAnn Meyer
Technical CommitteeMichelle Brazas
Fund-raising CommitteeTerri Attwood pp.Bruno Gaeta
Learning, Education & Training CommitteeNicky Mulder via email
– Standards Committee – None submitted
– discussion
– resolutions re Standards Committee
EMBnet-Sponsored ProjectTerri Attwood
12:30 Lunch break
13.30 GOBLET AGM 2019
Proposal from APBioNetAsif Khan
– Vote for date & location of next meeting
14:30 Coffee break
15.00 GOBLET membership
Membership recruitment strategyCelia van Gelder
16.30 AOB
– H3ABioNet Education Summit – Verena Ras
Creating a training communityDave Clements
17.00 Adjourn
18.30 Hosted dinner

Wednesday 7 November, 2018
09:00 Membership/fund-raising discussion finalisation
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Bioschemas & FAIR Training
11.15 What is FAIR & what does it mean for training? – Michelle Brazas
11.30 Example integration of FAIR for training – Ann Meyer
11.45 GOBLET & Bioschemas: a year in reviewNiall Beard
12.30 Lunch break
13:30 Hands-on Fairness
17.00 Adjourn
18.30 Hosted dinner

Thursday 8 November, 2018
09:00 Continuation of Bioschemas workshop – Niall Beard
10.30 Adjourn GOBLET AGM 2018
10:35 Transit to STAO Conference
11:30 Registration & set-up of laptops, STAO Conference meeting room
12:30 Outreach event: Bringing bioinformatics to the biology classroom
Introduction & overview of resources available to high school teachersMichelle Brazas
Microbiome: bioinformatics & healthMichelle Brazas
hands-on practicalMichelle, Ann, Charlotte, Eija, Terri
Murder at the airportCharlotte Zwetsloot
hands-on practicalMichelle, Ann, Charlotte, Eija, Terri
13:20 Open forum with high school teachers
13:30 Adjourn workshop
13:35 Lunch near STAO
14:30 Transportation to OICR

STAO Conference 2018, GOBLET high-school teacher workshop, 8 November 2018

The full meeting report will be uploaded here after the meeting.


661 University Ave Suite 510, Toronto, ON M5G 0A3, Canada




M5G 1L7