GOBLET: The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training

Teresa K. Atwood, Erik Bongcam-Rudloff, Michelle E. Brazas, Manuel Corpas, Pascale Gaudet, Fran Lewitter, Nicola Mulder, Patricia M. Palagi, Maria Victoria Schneider, Celia W G van Gelder, T. K. Attwood, C. Banag, S. Blackford, M. C. Blatter, E. Bongcam-Rudloff, M. D. Brazas, C. Brooksbank, A. Budd, M. Charleston, A. ChristoffelsA. Conesa, M. Corpas, M. Crowe, A. Davies, V. de Crecy-Lagard, J. De Las Rivas, M. Doyle, R. Edwards, A. Facchiano, P. Fernandes, B. Gaeta, P. Gaudet, A. Heger, J. Herringa, D. Hughes, R. C. Jimenez, P. Kille, E. Korpelainen, J. Kumuthini, F. Lewitter, D. MacLean, S. A R Martinez, A. McGrath, I. Michalopoulos, N. Mulder, B. F. Ouellette, P. M. Palagi, W. R. Pearson, W. Qi, P. Romano, K. Rother, S. A. Sansone, M. V. Schneider, C. Schönbach, O. Tastan-Bishop, O. Trelles, R. Twells, C. W G van Gelder, A. Via, G. Vriend, T. Warnow, M. Watson, N. Westervelt, A. Zanzoni

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In recent years, high-throughput technologies have brought big data to the life sciences. The march of progress has been rapid, leaving in its wake a demand for courses in data analysis, data stewardship, computing fundamentals, etc., a need that universities have not yet been able to satisfy—paradoxically, many are actually closing “niche” bioinformatics courses at a time of critical need. The impact of this is being felt across continents, as many students and early-stage researchers are being left without appropriate skills to manage, analyse, and interpret their data with confidence. This situation has galvanised a group of scientists to address the problems on an international scale. For the first time, bioinformatics educators and trainers across the globe have come together to address common needs, rising above institutional and international boundaries to cooperate in sharing bioinformatics training expertise, experience, and resources, aiming to put ad hoc training practices on a more professional footing for the benefit of all.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere1004143
JournalPLoS Computational Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Ecology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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    Atwood, T. K., Bongcam-Rudloff, E., Brazas, M. E., Corpas, M., Gaudet, P., Lewitter, F., Mulder, N., Palagi, P. M., Schneider, M. V., van Gelder, C. W. G., Attwood, T. K., Banag, C., Blackford, S., Blatter, M. C., Bongcam-Rudloff, E., Brazas, M. D., Brooksbank, C., Budd, A., Charleston, M., ... Zanzoni, A. (2015). GOBLET: The Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(4), [e1004143]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1004143