EMBL-EBI Training website: one year on

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: Anna Swan, Scientific Training Officer, e-learning at EMBL-EBI.

 


In February 2021, we launched the new EMBL-EBI Training website. Read more about that in our previous blog post.

Since then we’ve had over 600,000 visitors from around the world using the site to discover our live courses and learn from our on-demand training.

What does EMBL-EBI Training’s site offer?

  • Listings and registration pages for all of our live training, including face-to-face courses and webinars
  • Access to on-demand training, such as self-paced online tutorials and recorded webinars that are available anytime, anywhere
  • A simple search box on the homepage to help you search for training on a topic of interest
  • Support for trainers in using our materials and expanding their training skills
A screen shot of the EMBL-EBI training homepage
The homepage allows users to search and browse for training of interest.

What’s new since we launched in 2021?

After releasing the new site, we continued with further development. In line with EMBL’s mission to provide the world with #OpenData, we now provide sets of course materials from live courses, open to everyone, not just those that attended. You can find these in the on-demand section of the website.

Course materials can be in a variety of formats: lecture recordings, slides and practical instructions.

A screen shot of EMBL-EBI training, on-demand listings
Sets of course materials are now listed in our on-demand section – available for you to access anytime.

The materials are presented with overviews and learning objectives for each session of the course and are searchable to help you find the specific materials that are of use to you.

Not only that, all sets of course materials are labelled CC-BY, so you can use them for your own learning, or to train others. We encourage you to use our training far and wide.

As we continue to run live courses, the materials will be updated with the latest science and analysis methods to help you stay up to date.

A screenshot of the EMBL-EBI course website for bioinformatics for immunologists and its course materials
There are a range of topics covered by our course materials, including bioinformatics for immunologists.

What’s new for 2022?

With the site now a place many people come to find and complete learning, our next focus is on the community around bioinformatics training and learning.

If you are someone who teaches about EMBL-EBI resources, we’re keen to hear from you! Complete our short survey to join our community focus group.

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Author: Rebecca Nicholl

Rebecca joined EMBL-EBI in 2019 as an Event and Marketing Officer for the Training Team; managing a variety of events, courses and exhibitions as well as having responsibility for the team’s marketing and social media presence.