Training Working Group

Launched in October 2020, the ELIXIR-UK Training Working Group aims to support training in ELIXIR-UK member organisations.

The Group will actively search for funding opportunities and promote diversity and inclusivity of training activities, in particular ensuring that all UK member organisations have training support.

It holds regular meetings that focus on performing/appraising pieces of training work.

The current audience, although not exclusively, is the life science researcher, and the output from the group should be useful for early career researchers. This will broaden as the group grows into supporting participants engaged in infrastructure and tool development.

If you wish to be involved in the group and be invited to the regular meetings, please sign up for the mailing list. Your request will be processed and if you are part of an ELIXIR-UK member organisation, you will be added to the group.



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Training Coordinator
University of Bradford
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Training Platform Coordinator
University of Cambridge


Emily Angiolini
Head of Advanced Training
Earlham Institute
Wendi Bacon
Lecturer in Health Science
The Open University
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Dr Alexia Cardona
Training Platform Coordinator
University of Cambridge
Katarzyna Kamieniecka
Lead Data Stewardship Trainer
University of Bradford
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Dr Sara Khalil
Data Stewardship Course Developer and Trainer
University of Bradford
Dr Jim Procter
Jalview Coordinator
University of Dundee
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Xènia Pérez Sitjà
Data Stewardship Community Manager
University of Bradford
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Dr Nicola Soranzo
Technical Coordinator
Earlham Institute
Dr Ralf Weber
Director of Bioinformatics
University of Birmingham


To start with, this group will focus on gathering information on training activities and materials around: 

  • High Performance Computing (HPC) 
  • Cloud Computing
  • Galaxy
  • Data Management
  • Human Data Infrastructure
  • FAIRsharing
  • TeSS