19th – 21th January 2016. Hosted by ELIXIR-EBI at Hinxton, these workshops brought together training representatives from 6 ELIXIR nodes (including Rita Hendricusdottir, Gabry Rustici and Lee Larcombe from ELIXIR UK) and from external organisations including BD2K, Data carpentry, Cold Spring Harbour and Intel. There was much lively discussion across the three days, resulting in quite a lengthy list of actions!

The first half of the workshop focused on the development of a Train the trainer programme specifically designed for ELIXIR trainers, taking inspiration from EMBL-EBI and Software/data carpentry initiatives; whilst the discussions during the second half reviewed current methods being employed for assessment of training quality and impact and the role of training in increasing ELIXIR impact more generally.

One major outcome of this workshop is the date of the Train the trainer pilot (a series of 6 workshops) launch in May 2016, further details for this first pilot will be sent out in due course.

Image: Dr Gabry Rustici - Cambridge University, UK with Dr Sarah Morgan - EMBL-EBI leading the Excelerate Training Quality and Impact workshop

Event date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, January 21, 2016 (All day)
The European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI)
Hinxton, Cambridge
United Kingdom