In this section
- LinkOnline Webinar Series
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- Biosecurity Bonanza 2023
- Te Tiriti-guided national DNA reference library wānanga series
- Remote sensing webinar series 2023
- Fieldays 2023
- Fieldays 2022
- Molecular biology
- Remote sensing webinar series 2022
- NZ Garden Bird Survey
- E Tipu - Boma Agri Summit
- TechWeek 2019
- Conservation Week Livestreams
- Kia Manawaroa Kia Puawai: Enduring Māori Livelihoods webinar
- Kōrero: Resource Management reforms
- STEMFEST 2023
This wānanga (discussion) series engages with key topics that are important considerations in the development of a Te Tiriti-guided national DNA reference library for Aotearoa’s biodiversity. Expert opinions as well as public discussion will be captured to inform an ethical framework on the mechanisms of holding data in a way that respects Te Tiriti commitments and maintains scientific value. This framework will be central to a white paper to be submitted to the government for consideration.
Throughout the series, we:
- explored what the Te Tiriti-led best practice for collecting large volumes of DNA data in the Aotearoa context should look like;
- identified data gaps, use cases, and engage with important aspects of data stewardship such as data sovereignty and governance; and
- fine-tuned the existing technical best practice around sample processing, sequencing technologies, and database architecture.
Each wānanga started with a set of brief presentations followed by an open discussion and Q+A.
Series updates and announcements
If you would like to be added to the mailing list to get updates on this series, please email Sarah Strange StrangeS@landcareresearch.co.nz.
Wānanga 2: Māori perspectives on the uses of DNA data
Facilitators: Dr Alana Alexander, Ngāpuhi: Te Hikutu, Pākehā (University of Otago) & Dr Nathan Kenny, Ngāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Pākehā (University of Otago)
Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei wānanga.
Nā te tū hei whakatinana o te whakapapa, he mea hirahira te DNA.
In this wānanga, we bring together Māori kaikōrero to discuss Māori perspectives around DNA, a physical representation of whakapapa, with a particular focus on eDNA.
A summary of unanswered Wānanga 2 Q&A will be added shortly
Wānanga 3: Database architecture, process, and pathways
Facilitators: Dr David Medyckyj-Scott (Manaaki Whenua) & Nick Spencer (Manaaki Whenua)
Databases, metadata, access control and security, with associated governance and processes are key components that enable DNA data. Without these the development and application of computational tools, algorithms, and techniques to analyse and interpret DNA data cannot occur.
These elements enable efficient storage, retrieval and sharing of DNA barcodes, provide context and interoperability through metadata, safeguard privacy and security through access control mechanisms, and ensure responsible and ethical use of genetic information through governance frameworks.
In this wānanga, local and international experts will explore various aspects relating to the socio-technical ecosystem of a DNA Reference Library, including Māori data governance and other relevant elements.
Wānanga 4: Barcoding technologies and pipelines
Facilitators: Dr Manpreet Dhami; Manaaki Whenua and Dr Leilani Walker (Whakatōhea); Auckland University of Technology
In this wānanga we investigated selecting the appropriate technologies to generate and curate a reference library including sequencing, non-destructive extraction from vouchered specimens, multi-amplification approaches, amplicon selection and limitations of universal amplicons, and barriers to data storage and sharing practices.