Journal article

Application of a bioinformatics training delivery method for reaching dispersed and distant trainees

Christina R Hall, Philippa C Griffin, Andrew J Lonie, Jeffrey H Christiansen

PLOS COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2021

Abstract

Many initiatives have addressed the global need to upskill biologists in bioinformatics tools and techniques. Australia is not unique in its requirement for such training, but due to its large size and relatively small and geographically dispersed population, Australia faces specific challenges. A combined training approach was implemented by the authors to overcome these challenges. The "hybrid" method combines guidance from experienced trainers with the benefits of both webinar-style delivery and concurrent face-to-face hands-on practical exercises in classrooms. Since 2017, the hybrid method has been used to conduct 9 hands-on bioinformatics training sessions at international scale in whi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project received funding from the University of Melbourne and Bioplatforms Australia. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.