Wednesday, 11 September 2013

GOBLET - Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training

I’m at the 1st International Environmental Omics Synthesis (iEOS) Conference conference in Cardiff, which means (a) very little time for posting, and (b) a wealth of acronyms on display. A particularly notable contribution from one of the earlier sessions was GOBLET: Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training.

GOBLET, the Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education and Training, is a legally registered foundation. Its mission is to:

  1. Provide a global, sustainable support and networking structure for bioinformatics educators/trainers and students/trainees (including a training portal for sharing materials, tools, tips and techniques; guidelines and best practice documents; facilities to help train the trainers; and offering different learning pathways for different types of learner)

  2. Facilitate capacity development in bioinformatics in all countries

  3. Develop standards and guidelines for bioinformatics education and training

  4. Act as a hub for fund gathering

  5. Reach out to, amongst others, teachers at high schools, to bridge the gap to the next generation of bioinformaticians, and

  6. Foster the international community of B3CB trainers

As well as the natty acronym, it could be quite useful.

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