In this course, you will learn what type of information on human proteins is found in neXtProt, where it comes from and how it is organized in topic-specific entry views. Several typical examples of uses of neXtProt will provide ideas on how to use neXtProt for your own research.

This course is addressed to users with no or very little knowledge of the neXtProt platform.

How to learn R basics

This tutorial aims to introduce the Resource Description Framework (RDF) and its query language SPARQL and to explain how you can use the data from nine independent SIB resources (GlyConnect, UniProt, Rhea, OrthoDB, OMA, Bgee, HAMAP, MetaNetX and NeXtProt) to answer interesting biological questions.

Within the Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN) and related national initiatives researchers use patient data (i.e., confidential human data) in their research projects. Dealing with confidential human data requires awareness of data privacy, respective laws and information security. This course explains what should be done in practice to protect the patients’ privacy when performing biomedical research on human data.

For researchers and users of the SPHN/BioMedIT infrastructure this course is highly recommended. The respective exam is mandatory to use the BioMedIT infrastructure.


This tutorial aims to present the UNIX environment and to provide the most basic commands to users with no or very little UNIX knowledge. The examples are taken from various Biological fields but have been chosen carefully to be easily accessible to a wide audience.