Overview of data repositories and bioinformatics project management:
NCBI: National Center for Biotechnology Information – SRA, GEO, RefSeq and other repositories of publicly available research data that can be leveraged for independent research projects.
TCGA: The Cancer Genome Atlas and the multi-center project for cancer research studies as a case study for oncology data mining.
NCBI Virus: Connecting phenotypic and omics data using a dedicated repository and tools for phylogenetic and geospatial analysis of viral genomes. Preparing project datasets, understanding formats and aligning project objectives with data source specification
Associated online course/resource: Introduction to Bioinformatics Course, NCBI, TCGA