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Report on the training needs identified across the ELIXIR community

Celia van Gelder; Sarah Morgan; Allegra Via; Rita Hendricusdottir; Eija Korpelainen; Chris Ponting; Terri Attwood; Patricia Palagi

With this deliverable, we report on the efforts undertaken since 2014, and in particular since the start of the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project, by the ELIXIR Training Platform regarding the identification of training needs in ELIXIR, the actions that were carried out to fulfill these needs, and outlines our plans for the years ahead.

ELIXIR Training has identified three major target audiences: infrastructure users,
infrastructure developers, and trainers. Several activities have already been provided for these groups in project year 1 and many more are planned for project year 2 to 4.
Through the identification of priorities for ELIXIR’s Training Platform, via Node surveys (2014) and through dedicated liaison persons, we were able to start addressing the critical training deficits important for these three groups - including members from academia as well as industry - across Europe. ELIXIR Training activities include workshops in the areas of Software or Data Carpentry, High-Performance Computing, Workflow Tools, Data Management and Stewardship, and Train-the-Trainer courses in which expert staff learn techniques and tools for teaching bioinformatics.

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