The event in Lausanne concluded a series of pilot activities which started a year ago and focused on introducing Data and Software Carpentry workshops. The first event was hosted by ELIXIR Finland and included a Data Carpentry introduction and hackathon for creating materials and a Data Carpentry workshop. The second event of similar structure (a hackathon and a workshop) was held by ELIXIR Netherlands. Thanks to this earlier outreach most participants in Lausanne already had exposure to how the workshops are run.

Almost all attendees are strongly engaged in developing and delivering teaching at their home institutions and the Instructor Training was a great opportunity to discuss best practices in teaching. The first day of the Instructor Training in Lausanne focused on a number of topics in educational psychology. The discussions on the second day covered matters more specific to Data and Software Carpentry workshops.

The leaders of the ELIXIR Train the Trainer (TtT) task are interested in a possibility of incorporating the Software and Data Carpentry Instructor Training programme in the TtT package. The Institute will be happy to facilitate this collaboration.

Training details:

Event date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, January 14, 2016 (All day)