Train the trainer

The goal of our train the trainer activities is to help transform scientists based in our target countries  into effective and confident trainers. These individuals will fuel the delivery of an extensive training programme throughout Latin America. Our workshop programme is providing opportunities for CABANA’s new trainers to deliver training.

We have adapted the EMBL-EBI train-the-trainer programme to reach a pan-Latin American audience. Selected researchers from Latin America, some of whom may also be visiting EMBL-EBI on secondment, can participate in an intense two-week programme in which they learn how to design and deliver excellent bioinformatics training, and how to monitor its impact going forward. They have the opportunity to make use of their learning by participating as trainers or demonstrators in an EMBL-EBI training course on one of CABANA’s three challenge topics. On returning home, they are encouraged to participate as trainers in CABANA’s workshop programme, with the goal of contributing to sustainable training programmes in their own institutes and across CABANA’s budding network of bioinformatics training centres.

  • A small group of scientists visit EMBL-EBI for two weeks to receive tailor-made training on how to develop and deliver a successful bioinformatics training
  • Part of this time is spent developing training activities, which our visitors then immediately use by participating as trainers in an EMBL-EBI course on one of our challenge topics
  • This enables participants to expand their network in the UK because we will involve bioinformatics experts from other UK-based organisations
  • These activities lay the foundation for our partner institutions to develop a collaborative network of bioinformatics training centres in the region.