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Kitney, Richard; Skene, Barbara; Rozman, Damjana; Acimovic, Jure; Hohmann, Stefan; Cvijovic, Marija; Mauer-Oberthuer, Angela; Martial. Gifta; Hoefer, Thomas; Depner, Cornelia
The vision of ISBE is to enable Life Scientists from all sectors across Europe to tackle complex biological problems from a systems perspective. Training of scientists, at all levels, in all relevant fields of Systems Biology, is regarded as an essential prerequisite to implement Systems Biology approaches on a broad scale throughout Europe. This will require a major cultural change in training in the Life Sciences in order to develop the integrated approach required to generate the skilled work force necessary to exploit Systems Biology to its full potential. With this in mind, ISBE has hosted two workshops jointly with ERASysAPP to consider these issues in detail and to develop a core curriculum for Systems Biology which is described in WP10 Deliverable 10.2 (An ISBE document which defines a core curriculum for Systems Biology). The aim of this report (Deliverable 10.3) is to describe potential mechanisms for the dissemination and implementation of this core curriculum.
The need for trained staff to manage and operate European research infrastructures has also been identified as a key issue for the effective running and use of these infrastructures. A strategy for training in this area has been developed in discussion with other Research Infrastructures in the Biomedical Sciences and has now been funded by the EC through two H2020 projects; CORBEL and RItrain.