Workshop Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training

Workshop Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training
5 - 6 April 2018
Organized by COSMIC Partner Organization DTL Projects


Date:5-6 April 2018 (preceded by an optional seminar on April 4)
Venue:Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam
Website & registration:Eventbrite page.  Registration is free of charge and you can register for each day separately.
Organizers:Celia van Gelder (DTL/ELIXIR-Netherlands), Gabriella Rustici (University of Cambridge, ELIXIR-UK), Vera Matser (BioExcel), Allegra Via (ELIXIR-Italy)
Target audience: Individuals working in training and education who are interested in learning the state of the art about bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks and their application to date.


Much work is currently being done in developing and applying competency frameworks, both in bioinformatics and in data science.
In the context of ELIXIR Training, we aim to build on the existing expertise in this area and, together with the training stakeholders, to derive a proper implementation strategy.
This international workshop will bring together individuals from organisations and projects who have expertise in defining and in applying competency bioinformatics and data science frameworks in their own organisations.
In a series of interactive sessions, we will build on the existing knowledge and work towards the following workshop goals:

  • Identify competency frameworks that are relevant to the ELIXIR user community and learn about successful implementation examples of these frameworks
  • Further define the relevant “personas” we are targeting with (ELIXIR) training
  • Extract from the existing work a set of core competencies and sets of KSAs (knowledge, skills and abilities) that can subsequently be used:
    • to map courses in TeSS, the ELIXIR Training Portal
    • to build a curriculum for a one-week Advanced Bioinformatics Workshop (which will be part of the CODATA RDA Research Data Science Summer school series)
    • to set the first steps towards defining routes through a specific set of courses (learning paths)


Workshop Speakers:

Implementing a competency-based training strategy for biomolecular researchers with high computational needs - Vera Matser (BioExcel)
ISCB competencies and their implementation in H3ABioNet - Nicola Mulder (Computational Biology Division, University of Cape Town, H3ABioNet PI)
Mapping bioinformatics competencies to University of Cambridge trainings - Gabriella Rustici (University of Cambridge)
Application of EDISON Data Science Framework (EDSF) for customisable Data Science curricula development - Yuri Demchenko (University of Amsterdam, EDISON project)
The curriculum of the CODATA-RDA Research Data Science Summer School - Hugh Shananan (Royal Holloway University of London)

A critical look at competencies (Allegra Via, CNR-IBPM, ELIXIR-Italy)
Learning Paths in the ERUDITE portal - John van Horn (University of Southern California, BD2K Training Coordination Center)
Workflows in TeS - Niall Beard (ELIXIR-UK, University of Manchester)


Seminar April 4, 14.40-16.30
Designing effective instruction and interpretable assessment by Allegra Via (CNR-IBPM, ELIXIR-Italy).

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More information?
Please contact Celia van Gelder(celia.van.gelder@dtls.nlif you need more information.

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