ELIXIR-UK plays a significant role in the training landscape – not just at home in the UK, but across the whole of the European ELIXIR project. We co-lead on the ELIXIR training platform and support the development of training to address key skills gaps amongst UK scientists.
We lead ELIXIR’s training materials and events infrastructure project, TeSS, which collects information about a diverse range of training and makes it accessible to the community, click here to search the TeSS portal.
We are also working with others to provide key digital skills training, partnering with the Software Sustainability Institute to provide Software Carpentry to the ELIXIR community, establishing the Data Carpentry initiative, and taking a lead role amongst national stakeholders to deliver the StaTS project – a coordinated effort to drive engagement with training in statistics.
This project is funded by UKRI and led by the University of Bradford. This project will produce and deliver core training in data stewardship, as well as developing a Training Fellowship Programme with input from the Software Sustainability Insitute.
ELIXIR-UK Training Centres
We act as a conduit for nationally-important bioinformatics training resources to promote their activities to the ELIXIR community. Currently these groups are:
ELIXIR-UK has several training services, both in the form of training centres and other services including TeSS. The full list is below:
TeSS is ELIXIR’s training platform, providing a one-stop shop for trainers and trainees to discover online information and content, including training materials, events and interactive tutorials.
To enable researchers to analyse their next generation sequencing data themselves, Edinburgh Genomics offers a range of hands-on bioinformatics workshops.
The Cambridge Bioinformatics Training Facility provides a broad range of postgraduate, hands-on, training courses focused on data science, bioinformatics and computational biology.
The Birmingham Metabolomics Training Centre provides training to the metabolomics community in both analytical and computational methods, via face-to-face and online workshops, and at introductory to advanced levels.