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Applying bioinformatics and data science competency frameworks to ELIXIR Training

Date: April 5-6, 2018

Note: there is an optional additional seminar on Wednesday April 4 2018 Afternoon (14.30-16.30). You can register separately for that through the registration form, see further below.


Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam.

Information about logistics and travel can be find in this PDF file.


Celia van Gelder (DTL/ELIXIR-Netherlands), Gabriella Rustici (University of Cambridge, ELIXIR-UK), Vera Matser (BioExcel), Allegra Via (ELIXIR-Italy).


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)

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.

Confirmed speakers

  • Vera Matser, BioExcel
  • Nicola Mulder, Computational Biology Division, University of Cape Town, H3ABioNet PI
  • Gabriella Rustici University of Cambridge, ELIXIR-UK
  • Yuri Demchenko, University of Amsterdam, EDISON project
  • Hugh Shananan, Royal Holloway University of London, CODATA-RDA
  • Allegra Via, ELIXIR-Italy
  • John van Horn, University of Southern California, BD2K Training Coordination Center
  • Niall Beard, ELIXIR-UK, University of Manchester

Concept schedule

Note: registration is possible for all individual days, please see the registration form for more information.

Detailed programme (pdf)

Day 0, Wednesday April 4, 2018 (Seminar - optional)

14:30-16:30 hours - Designing effective instruction and interpretable assessment by Allegra Via (CNR-IBPM, ELIXIR-Italy) - read more

Day 1, Thursday April 5 2018 (International workshop - day 1)

09.30 - Registration & Coffee

10.00 - Opening & Introduction

  • Examples of implementation of competency frameworks

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Competencies, KSAs and Learning Paths

15:00 - Target Personas for Training

  • Introduction
  • Break out session 1: Defining / working on the Personas
  • Sticky exercise part 1

17:45 - Closing

19:30 - Dinner in Amsterdam

Day 2, Friday April 6 2018 (International workshop - day 2)

09:30 - Sticky exercise part 2

  • Break out session 2
  • Reporting back and wrapping up from break out sessions

13:00 - Lunch

14:00 - Designing: what functionalities are needed in the portal

15:00 - Towards Learning Paths

16:30 - Closing

More information?

Please contact Celia van Gelder (DTL/ELIXIR-NL, if you need more information.

ELIXIR Netherlands

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