EMBL-ABR Open and Scalable Training workshop

EMBL-ABR Open and Scalable Training workshopcyverse-2

with CyVerse

9 December 2016, 1.30-5:30pm

Hosted at EMBL-ABR Hub and EMBL-ABR: VLSCI Node

shutterstock_416309866Event organiser (Logistics/Admin): Christina Hall

Scientific Organiser (Program/Faculty selection):

Rafael Jimenez, Chief Technical Officer, ELIXIR Hub

Sonika Tyagi, EMBL-ABR Key Area Training Coordinator, EMBL-ABR: AGRF Node

Vicky Schneider, Deputy Director, EMBL-ABR
Associate professor at the University of Melbourne

Jason Williams, Assistant Director, External Collaborations: DNALC
Lead – Education, Outreach, Training: CyVerse
DNA Learning Center
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


Please find here the presentation and the document where we collected notes and actions during the workshop.

What is this about?

This workshop will provide an overview of bioinformatics training at postgraduate level being offered across EMBL-ABR Nodes and what is happening in this area in other parts of the world. We will discuss what are the demands and offers when it comes to bioinformatics training around the globe, how this differs or not from the specific case of Australia, how training is reaching trainees, and whether or not it can scales up. In particular we will look at principles of open software and open data as basic concepts that could also be applied to training and contribute to its scalability.

Who should attend?

Trainers, organisers and general faculty involved in postgraduate courses.

Full program 

Timings Topic Chair
 13:30-13:50 Welcome, expectations and who’s who
13:50-15:30 Training around the globe and across EMBL-ABR network: who’s FAIR in principle? Vicky
15:30-16:15 Interactive discussion:

Open, Re-usable,  and Scalable

with tea

Vicky, Jason and Rafael
16:15-17:00 Towards a consensus for open and scalable training principles Vicky
17:00-17:30 Wrap up and farewell


Lab-14 Seminar Space, VLSCI – The University of Melbourne, 700 Swanston St (cnr Grattan St), Carlton, Victoria, Australia.