Published November 4, 2022 | Version v1
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WEBINAR: Effective, inclusive, and scalable training in the life sciences, clinical education and beyond

  • 1. DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


This record includes training materials associated with the Australian BioCommons/Melbourne Genomics webinar ‘Effective, inclusive, and scalable training in the life sciences, clinical education and beyond’. This webinar took place on 4 November 2022.

Event description 

Scientists and educators working in the life sciences must continuously acquire new knowledge and skills to stay up-to-date with the latest methods, technologies and research. Short-format training, such as webinars, workshops and bootcamps, are popular ways of quickly learning about new topics and gaining new skills.

As trainers and educators, how can we ensure that short-format training is effective and inclusive for all? How can we ensure that our learners are equipped to continue learning and applying their new skills once they return to their day jobs? And how can we do this in a way that is scalable and sustainable?

The Bicycle Principles assemble education theory and community experience into a framework for improving short-format training so that it is effective, inclusive and scalable. Over 30 international experts, including colleagues from the Australian BioCommons, Melbourne Genomics and other Australian and New Zealand organisations, helped develop the principles and an associated set of recommendations.

Jason Williams, Assistant Director, DNA Learning Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - a leading genomics and bioinformatics educator and project lead, joins us to discuss the Principles and how they can be applied to achieve scalable and sustainable training in a range of Australian settings.

This webinar is co-hosted by Australian BioCommons and Melbourne Genomics

Training Materials

Materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International agreement unless otherwise specified and were current at the time of the event.

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A recording of this webinar is available on the Australian BioCommons YouTube Channel:


The Bicycle Principles are available in full and for feedback at


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