Bioinformatics Training: A Review of Challenges, Actions and Support Requirements

M.V. Schneider, J. Watson, T. Attwood, K. Rother, A. Budd, J. McDowall, A. Via, P. Fernandes, T. Nyronen, Thomas Holberg Blicher, P. Jones, M.C. Blatter, J. De Las Rivas, D.P. Judge, W. vaan der Gool, C. Brooksbank

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    Abstract

    As bioinformatics becomes increasingly central to research in the molecular life sciences, the need to train non-bioinformaticians to make the most of bioinformatics resources is growing. Here, we review the key challenges and pitfalls to providing effective training for users of bioinformatics services, and discuss successful training strategies shared by a diverse set of bioinformatics trainers. We also identify steps that trainers in bioinformatics could take together to advance the state of the art in current training practices. The ideas presented in this article derive from the first Trainer Networking Session held under the auspices of the EU-funded SLING Integrating Activity, which took place in November 2009.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalBriefings in Bioinformatics
    ISSN1467-5463
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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