MAD is a forum to bring your biological big data and discuss high level conceptual problems (what is metagenome assembly?), low level coding problems (what does this error message even mean?!), and everything in between. Come to this group’s informal meetups with your own questions, or to help others answer theirs. Typical questions include experimental designs for transcriptomic/metagenomic/genomic projects, how to install software, or how to run analysis on clusters or the cloud. MAD is run by DataLab affiliate volunteers and meets most Wednesdays 3-5pm in the Bennett Conference Room at the Center for Companion Animal Health at VetMed.