GOBLET’s Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training Activities

TitleGOBLET’s Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training Activities
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsMulder N, Attwood TK, Black P, Blatter M-C, Brooksbank C, Fernandes P, Palagi PM, Rustici G, Schneider MV, van Gelder CWG
KeywordsBioinformatics training, competencies, trainees, trainers

The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET: http://mygoblet.org) was established to provide a global, sustainable support structure to foster international communities of bioinformatics trainers and trainees. The activities of GOBLET are carried out via committees, which have independent but overlapping focus areas. The Learning, Education and Training Committee (LET) primarily focuses on providing resources for bioinformatics trainers. Here we describe some of the recent activities and resources developed by the LET Committee:
i) consensus descriptors for training materials to ensure FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)-compliance.
ii) core competencies and guidelines on their use.
iii) charting the bioinformatics e-learning landscape, to discover existing resources and develop new materials.
For these activities, we partnered with other networks and organisations with similar goals.