GOBLET: The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training.

TitleGOBLET: The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsAtwood TK, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Brazas ME, Corpas M, Gaudet P, Lewitter F, Mulder N, Palagi PM, Schneider MVictoria, van Gelder CWG
Corporate AuthorsConsortium GOBLET
JournalPLoS Comput Biol
Volume11
Issue4
Paginatione1004143
Date Published2015 Apr
ISSN1553-7358
Abstract

In recent years, high-throughput technologies have brought big data to the life sciences. The march of progress has been rapid, leaving in its wake a demand for courses in data analysis, data stewardship, computing fundamentals, etc., a need that universities have not yet been able to satisfy-paradoxically, many are actually closing "niche" bioinformatics courses at a time of critical need. The impact of this is being felt across continents, as many students and early-stage researchers are being left without appropriate skills to manage, analyse, and interpret their data with confidence. This situation has galvanised a group of scientists to address the problems on an international scale. For the first time, bioinformatics educators and trainers across the globe have come together to address common needs, rising above institutional and international boundaries to cooperate in sharing bioinformatics training expertise, experience, and resources, aiming to put ad hoc training practices on a more professional footing for the benefit of all.

DOI10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004143
Alternate JournalPLoS Comput. Biol.
PubMed ID25856076
PubMed Central IDPMC4391932