The GOBLET training portal: a global repository of bioinformatics training materials, courses and trainers

TitleThe GOBLET training portal: a global repository of bioinformatics training materials, courses and trainers
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsCorpas M, Jimenez RC, Bongcam-Rudloff E, Budd A, Brazas MD, Fernandes PL, Gaeta B, van Gelder C, Korpelainen E, Lewitter F, McGrath A, MacLean D, Palagi PM, Rother K, Taylor J, Via A, Watson M, Schneider MVictoria, Attwood TK
JournalBioinformatics
Volume31
Issue1
Pagination140-2
Date Published2015 Jan 1
ISSN1367-4811
Abstract

SUMMARY: Rapid technological advances have led to an explosion of biomedical data in recent years. The pace of change has inspired new collaborative approaches for sharing materials and resources to help train life scientists both in the use of cutting-edge bioinformatics tools and databases and in how to analyse and interpret large datasets. A prototype platform for sharing such training resources was recently created by the Bioinformatics Training Network (BTN). Building on this work, we have created a centralized portal for sharing training materials and courses, including a catalogue of trainers and course organizers, and an announcement service for training events. For course organizers, the portal provides opportunities to promote their training events; for trainers, the portal offers an environment for sharing materials, for gaining visibility for their work and promoting their skills; for trainees, it offers a convenient one-stop shop for finding suitable training resources and identifying relevant training events and activities locally and worldwide.AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: http://mygoblet.org/training-portal.

DOI10.1093/bioinformatics/btu601
Alternate JournalBioinformatics
PubMed ID25189782
PubMed Central IDPMC4271145
Grant ListBBS/E/D/20310000 / / Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council / United Kingdom
/ / Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council / United Kingdom