The iPlant platform is designed to support the computational needs of the research community and facilitate progress toward solutions of major problems in plant biology. iPlant's major services are Discovery Environment, an online workplace with user friendly apps for all sorts of data manipulation; Data Store for cloud storage; and Atmosphere, the cloud service that lets you launch your own isolated virtual working environment and software.
The University of Toronto runs a ‘Learn to Programme: The Fundamentals’ coursera, which is free of charge. It is designed for people who have never programmed before and gives students grounding in how computer applications work, how to write your own applications, and computational thinking.
Software Carpentry teaches researchers basic lab skills for scientific computing. They have extensive video tutorials and deliver training all over the world. GARNet hosted a Software Carpentry bootcamp in April 2014, and you can access the tutorials and exercises our trainers designed here.
For more advanced programmers interested in ensuring their code is sustainable, the Software Sustainability Institute has some guides to useful topics including open-source, developing portlets for multiple portal platforms, defensive code, and continuous integration.
- Cell Biology Tool Kit
- Data Management Tools
- Deep Sequencing Tool Kit
- Early Career Resources
- General Database
- Genome Databases
- Imaging resources and services
- Metabolomic Tool Kit
- Microarray Facilities
- Microarray Tool Kit
- Mutant Collections
- Natural Variation & QTL Tool Kit
- Next Generation Sequencing Facilities
- Proteomic Tool Kit
- Plant Expression Vectors
- Proteomics & Metabolomic Facilities
- RNA toolkit and repositories
- Software training and resources
- Synthetic Biology
- Systems Biology Centres
- Systems Biology Tool Kit
- Transcriptional Elements
- Video podcasts from UK plant scientists