EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bioinformatics training is one of the most important areas of EMBnet. Indeed, EMBnet was the first European bioinformatics organisation that provided specialised courses in bioinformatics. You can find some of our activities below, and read the Education and Training report for 2018:

 

  • In 2011 EMBnet and ISCB started a formal collaboration to ensure that EMBnet training courses are incorporated within ISCB meetings whenever possible, particularly those in developing regions. For more information , please see the press release in EMBnet.journal, vol 17(1), 6.

 

  • In 2012 EMBnet spear-headed a new international alliance with ISCB, ISB, APBioNet, ASBCB, SoIBio, NBIC, BTN, EBI and SeqAhead to establish GOBLET – The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training. GOBLET’s vision is to unite, inspire and equip bioinformatics trainers worldwide, and its mission is to cultivate the global bioinformatics trainer community, set standards and provide high-quality resources to support learning, education and training.

 

  • 2017 EMBnet & GOBLET signed an agreement for the production of jointly branded E&T material. The project started in August 2017 and it produces the following types of materials:
    • Critical Guides for bioinformatics, published in F1000 Bioinformatics Education and Training Collection.
    • Train-the-High-School-Teacher materials (e.g., initially in collaboration with SIB)
    • Train-the-Trainer (TtT) materials (e.g., jointly with the ELIXIR/GOBLET TtT programme)