The Train-the-Trainer programme was developed as a response to one of the ELIXIR Training Platform’s objectives, which is to increase bioinformatics capacity and competency in Europe.

This programme aims to create a network of trainers that allows them to come together to learn,exchange, and discuss best practices and experiences. It is addressed  to scientists with experience in training or scientists with little or no previous experience, who believe teaching is a relevant aspect of their professional development.

The ELIXIR Train-the-Trainer (TtT) courses main purpose is to support trainers with practical knowledge and tips for providing enriching learning experiences to trainees. 


Each TtT course is build around the following four core topics:

  1. Principles of learning and how they apply to training;
  2. Training techniques for enhancing learner engagement and participation,
  3. Design of engaging sessions, materials and courses;
  4. Assessment and feedback in training.

Upcoming and past Train-the-Trainer events can be consulted here.