Bioschemas training profiles: A set of specifications for standardizing training information to facilitate the discovery of training programs and resources

Leyla Jael Castro Patricia M. Palagi Niall Beard Teresa K. Attwood Michelle D. Brazas
2023

Abstract

Stand-alone life science training events and e-learning solutions are among the most sought-after modes of training because they address both point-of-need learning and the limited timeframes available for “upskilling.” Yet, finding relevant life sciences training courses and materials is challenging because such resources are not marked up for internet searches in a consistent way. This absence of markup standards to facilitate discovery, re-use, and aggregation of training resources limits their usefulness and knowledge translation potential. Through a joint effort between the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training (GOBLET), the Bioschemas Training community, and the ELIXIR FAIR Training Focus Group, a set of Bioschemas Training profiles has been developed, published, and implemented for life sciences training courses and materials. Here, we describe our development approach and methods, which were based on the Bioschemas model, and present the results for the 3 Bioschemas Training profiles: TrainingMaterial, Course, and CourseInstance. Several implementation challenges were encountered, which we discuss alongside potential solutions. Over time, continued implementation of these Bioschemas Training profiles by training providers will obviate the barriers to skill development, facilitating both the discovery of relevant training events to meet individuals’ learning needs, and the discovery and re-use of training and instructional materials.

Leyla Jael Castro Patricia M. Palagi Niall Beard Teresa K. Attwood Michelle D. Brazas
2023
Title Bioschemas training profiles: A set of specifications for standardizing training information to facilitate the discovery of training programs and resources
Authors
Leyla Jael Castro Patricia M. Palagi Niall Beard Teresa K. Attwood Michelle D. Brazas
Publication Type Miscellaneous
Year of Publication 2023
URL https://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011120#references
DOI https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1011120