ELIXIR Workshop for Galaxy training material and skills improvement.
In this workshop, we intend to improve the participants’ understanding of learning principles, training techniques and best practices for materials preparation.
Galaxy is an open-source, web framework for easy-to-use, reproducible and shareable computational life science research. There are around 50 public Galaxy servers in Europe, with many more private instances. Several of these installations are part of the national infrastructure of ELIXIR Nodes, which has recently been recognised by the establishment of Galaxy as one of the seven ELIXIR Use Cases/ELIXIR Communities.
Education and training is an integral part of the Galaxy community. The Galaxy Training Network (GTN) has been working for several years with GOBLET and the ELIXIR Training Platform to create material and deliver training for scientists, developers and system administrators.
One of the GTN recent efforts is to develop open, peer-reviewed and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) training material following the example of Software/Data Carpentry (SDC). A selection of 72 tutorials, developed by more than 60 contributors, is already available at http://training.galaxyproject.org. The material is complemented by numerous metadata used to automatically populate the Training eSupport System (TeSS) training portal, to reference topics in the EDAM ontology, and to describe the technical infrastructure needed to run the tutorial (e.g. tools, data, workflows, etc.).
In this workshop, we intend to improve the participants’ understanding of learning principles, training techniques and best practices for materials preparation. We will then work together to expand the existing collection of Galaxy training materials by covering more topics relevant to the ELIXIR use cases, add missing annotation and metadata and make the materials easily accessible.
The aim of this workshop is to:
The workshop will start with a 1-day "Train the Trainer" course, similar to the SDC "Instructor Training" (https://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/) and the ELIXIR-EXCELERATE “Train the Trainer” (https://github.com/TrainTheTrainer/EXCELERATE-TtT). Here Galaxy trainers will develop an insight into different learning styles, understand what makes a good trainer, and learn new approaches to training from experienced trainers. This course will help them to better contribute and shape the materials during the hackathon.
This workshop is kindly sponsored by ELIXIR-UK and the ELIXIR Training Platform.
Registration is free and includes lunch, refreshments, course dinner and access to all the training materials.
Registration deadline: 14 May 2018
Participation: First come, first served