Bioinformatics training: a review of challenges, actions and support requirements

Schneider M… Watson J Attwood TK Rother K… Budd A… McDowall J Via A… Fernandes P… Nyronen T… Blicher T
Brief Bioinform 2010

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.

Schneider M… Watson J Attwood TK Rother K… Budd A… McDowall J Via A… Fernandes P… Nyronen T… Blicher T
Brief Bioinform 2010
Title Bioinformatics training: a review of challenges, actions and support requirements
Authors
Schneider M… Watson J Attwood TK Rother K… Budd A… McDowall J Via A… Fernandes P… Nyronen T… Blicher T
Publication Type Journal Article
Series title Brief Bioinform
Year of Publication 2010
Date published 2010 nov
Journal Brief. Bioinformatics
Volume 11
Issue 6
Pagination 544-51
Language eng
PMID 20562256
ISSN 1477-4054
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/bib/bbq021