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Elgin SCR, Hauser C, Holzen TM, et al. The GEP: Crowd-Sourcing Big Data Analysis with Undergraduates. Trends Genet. 2017;33(2):81–85. doi:10.1016/j.tig.2016.11.004
The era of 'big data' is also the era of abundant data, creating new opportunities for student-scientist research partnerships. By coordinating undergraduate efforts, the Genomics Education Partnership produces high-quality annotated data sets and analyses that could not be generated otherwise, leading to scientific publications while providing many students with research experience. Keywords: CURE (course-based undergraduate research experience); bioinformatics; crowd-sourcing science; science education; undergraduate research.
Elgin, Sarah C.R.; Hauser, Charles; Holzen, Teresa; Jones, Christopher; Kleinschmit, Adam; and Leatherman, Judith, "The GEP: Crowd-Sourcing Big Data Analysis with Undergraduates" (2017). Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations. 231.