EMBL-EBI Training – Course and Conference Office


Our mission is to train scientists. This blog is a platform for us to share updates on our annual programme, tips and tricks for scientists, new e-learning opportunities, and sometimes just something to make you smile.

The EMBL Course and Conference Office was established in 1983 to support EMBL scientists in the organisation of conferences, medium-sized workshops, practical courses, EMBL internal and one-off events. 
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The FAIR Training Handbook

Members of EMBL-EBI Training have recently published the FAIR Training Handbook; a guide to making training materials Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. The handbook follows on from the success of the team’s paper written in 2020 ‘Ten simple rules for making training…

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15 July: world youth skills day

Today marks the UN-declared day for world youth skills; something we are passionate about at EMBL. We aim to equip the next generation with the biological, bioinformatics, and data skills needed to enter a career in STEM. At EMBL-EBI we have a wide array of free-to-access tutorials, recordings, and…

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Upcoming deadlines at EMBL-EBI Training

Are you looking for computational training? These events are due to close their applications very soon, don’t miss your chance to join us in Hinxton, UK at EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute. Trainees look at files and computers together in the EMBL-EBI Training suite Trainer,…

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Using EMBL-EBI Training materials

EMBL-EBI Training has a wide range of bioinformatics training available for anyone around the world to learn from, but it’s also there for lecturers, teachers, and trainers to use in their teaching too.  In the on-demand section of the EMBL-EBI Training website you will find: Our training…

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EMBL-EBI Training update | ‘my learning’ is now live!

Take a technical look behind the scenes at some new online features at EMBL-EBI Training. There’s been a lot happening in EMBL-EBI Training over the past two years, particularly online. There’s been changes to the look and feel of our tutorials, better navigation through the materials, and…

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EMBL-EBI Training update | playlists

Collate and share on-demand bioinformatics training with EMBL-EBI Training’s playlists We’ve heard from many of you that you’re keen to share our on-demand bioinformatics training with others, so we’ve made it even easier.  You can now create your own playlists of EMBL-EBI on-demand…

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Ten simple rules for making training materials FAIR

Article written by: Melissa Burke, Scientific Training Officer, EMBL-EBI As a Scientific Training Officer I often have to pull together training on topics that are new to me. What’s the first thing I do in this situation? Well, I draw on all of my scientific training and research skills and ……