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Type: Journal article
Title: Towards an open, collaborative, reusable framework for sharing hands-on bioinformatics training workshops
Author: Watson-Haigh, N.
Revote, J.
Suchecki, R.
Tyagi, S.
Corley, S.
Shang, C.
McGrath, A.
Citation: Briefings in Bioinformatics, 2017; 18(2):348-355
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 1467-5463
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Nathan S. Watson-Haigh, Jerico Revote, Radosław Suchecki, Sonika Tyagi, Susan M. Corley, Catherine A. Shang, Annette McGrath
Abstract: There is a clear demand for hands-on bioinformatics training. The development of bioinformatics workshop content is both time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, enabling trainers to develop bioinformatics workshops in a way that facilitates reuse is becoming increasingly important. The most widespread practice for sharing workshop content is through making PDF, PowerPoint and Word documents available online. While this effort is to be commended, such content is usually not so easy to reuse or repurpose and does not capture all the information required for a third party to rerun a workshop. We present an open, collaborative framework for developing and maintaining, reusable and shareable hands-on training workshop content.
Keywords: bioinformatics; training; workshop; reusable; collaborative; open access
Rights: © The Author 2016. Published by Oxford University Press. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. For commercial re-use, please contact
RMID: 0030045713
DOI: 10.1093/bib/bbw013
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