H3ABioNet

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GOBLET Bioinformatics Training Best Practices Workshop

The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET), together with H3ABioNet will be running a Best practices in Bioinformatics Training workshop in Cape Town from the 16th - 17th of November 2015. The first day will cover aspects of teaching and the second day will be more of a workshop to discuss bioinformatics curricula, course materials, trainer recognition, etc. This “train-the-trainer” course is designed for anyone who currently or plans to teach bioinformatics both in universities as part of degree programs or as short specialized courses. The workshop will be in the Dumo Baqwa room, Barnard Fuller Building, University of Cape Town Medical School, Anzio Road Observatory.

Audience: “First time” trainers or those with no formal teaching on how to train and bioinformatics trainers
Aim: Provide practical tips and guidance for delivery and development of bioinformatics training solutions. Discuss ongoing training community efforts for training sustainability, curriculum development and core competencies, and trainer recognition.

Trainers / facilitators:

  • Gabriella Rustici: University of Cambridge, UK
  • Sarah Morgan: European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  • Cath Brooksbank: European Bioinformatics Institute, UK
  • Nicky Mulder: University of Cape Town
  • Pedro Fernandes: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência Portugal
  • Fran Lewitter: Whitehead Institute, USA
  • Celia van Gelder: ELIXIR Training Program, Netherlands
  • Michelle Brazas: Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
  • Patricia Palagi: Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

 

Workshop curriculum and training materials

 Best practices in Bioinformatics Training

 Workshop Day 1: 16th November 2015

Audience: “First time”  trainers or those with no formal teaching on how to train

   University of Cape Town Medical School, Duma Baqwa room, Barnard Fuller Building
 8:30-9:00
  • Registration
 Duma Baqwa room
 9:00-10:30

 Gabriella Rustici, Sarah Morgan

 10:30-11:00    Coffee Break
 11:00-12:30

 Gabriella Rustici, Sarah Morgan

 12:30-13:30    Lunch Brea  Mac Club
 13:30-15:30

 Gabriella Rustici, Sarah Morgan

 15:30-16:00    Coffee Break
 16:00-17:30

 Gabriella Rustici, Sarah Morgan

 

Best practices in Bioinformatics Training, Curriculum & Core competencies

Workshop Day 2: 17th November 2015

Audience: All trainers

   University of Cape Town Medical School, Duma Baqwa room, Barnard Fuller Building

 9:00-10:30
  • What is important to you as a community of trainers? What issues are you facing?
  • Training sustainability - feedback on Train-the-Trainer program
 Gabriella Rustici, Sarah Morgan

 10:30-11:00         

   Coffee Break

 
 11:00-11:30 Distance learning explanation & discussion  Nicky Mulder, Pedro Fernandes

Bioinformatics curriculum & core competencies

 11:30-11:40 Why core competencies?

 Cath Brooksbank

 11:40-11:50 Applying core competencies in Africa – the H3BioNet Experience

 Nicola Mulder

 11:50-12:00 Training needs for core facilities  Fran Lewitter
 12:00-12:10 ELIXIRs training plan  Celia van Gelder
 12:10-12:20 Q & A session  
 12:20-12:30 Introduction to break-out sessions  Cath Brooksbank
 12:30-13:30    Lunch Break  
 13:30-14:30

  Break-out sessions: Core competencies ISCB Matrix

Bioinformatics users (Celia, Michelle)

Bioinformatics scientists(Fran, Nicky)

Bioinformatics engineers(Pedro, Patricia)

 Facilitator names in brackets
 14:30-15:00 Groups report back on break-out sessions(4x5mins)  
 15:00-15:30 Discussion and wrap up  All (Chair - Cath Brooksbank)
 15:30-16:00    Coffee Break  
 16:00-17:30

Trainer recognition mechanisms & criteria

Discussion

 Pedro Fernandes

Workshop pictures

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