• French speaking international conference on teaching statistics
    from September 6, 2017 to September 8, 2017
    The fifth edition of the conference « Colloque Francophone International sur l’Enseignement de la Statistique » will take place in Grenoble from 6 to 8 September 2017.
  • The aim of the summer school is to provide a comprehensive overview on software and statistical methods for detecting genes involved in local adaptation. Lectures and software demos will be given during the summer school.
  • This joint workshop (Grenoble Alpes Data Institute / Revue française de sociologie) is organized by Gilles Bastin (Sciences Po Grenoble, Pacte) and Paola Tubaro (Cnrs, LRI). It will gather the short-listed authors of a coming special issue of the French Journal of Sociology / Revue française de sociologie ( The authors will be given the opportunity to have their paper discussed before the final selection by the journal this autumn.
  • On March 9, two Grenoble Alpes Data Institute training projects were selected within the first round of the IDEX training call amongst 65 proposals.
  • On Monday July 3 from 09:00 to 14:00, come and meet scientists with complementary research topics
  • Démarre SHS!”, a programme of the Data Institute Work Package 3 “Massive and Rich Data for Humanities” launches its first call for proposals.
  • Data Challenge "Epigenetic & High-Dimension Mediation"
    from June 7, 2017 to June 9, 2017
    Progresses in high-throughput sequencing make it possible to study how epigenetic changes mediate the effect of environmental risk factors on diseases. Epigenetic changes are said to be mediators when they intervene in the causal pathway between environmental exposures and diseases. As an example, the figure above represents a mediation model where epigenetic changes partly mediate the effect of air pollution on birth weight.
  • The Grenoble Alpes data Institute was officially launched on March 10th. The kick-off meeting attracted more that 200 participants.
  • Open seminars about reproducible research
    from March 23, 2017 to March 30, 2017
    Arnaud Legrand (LIG) will start the open seminar series by giving a talk about reproducible research. Although reproducibility is one of the main principles of the scientific method, it has been shown that a substantial proportion of published research is not reproducible leading to the scientific 'crisis' of reproducibility.

Published on April 12, 2017