ELIXIR Software and Data Carpentry Instructor Training at the University of Lausanne

Posted by a.pawlik on 23 February 2016 - 1:45am

This Instructor Training was a part of an ELIXIR pilot project for rolling out Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry within ELIXIR Nodes. 20 new instructors based in 7 different countries were trained during this two day event which took place 13-14th January 2016. 

ELIXIR is a pan-European project for building a sustainable European infrastructure for biological information, supporting life science research and its translation to medicine, agriculture, bioindustries and society. The Institute works closely with the UK Node of ELIXIR which, among many activities, is responsible for developing capacity for computational infrastructure training.

The event in Lausanne concluded a series of pilot activities which started a year ago and focused on introducing Data and Software Carpentry workshops. Thanks to this earlier outreach most participants in Lausanne already had exposure to how the workshops are run. Almost all attendees are strongly engaged in developing and delivering teaching at their home institutions and the Instructor Training was a great opportunity to discuss best practices in teaching.

The leaders of the ELIXIR Train the Trainer (TtT) task are interested in a possibility of incorporating the Software and Data Carpentry Instructor Training programme in the TtT package. The Institute will be happy to facilitate this collaboration.