Mapping the landscape of biocuration - where are the biocurators and what do they need?

13:30 - 16:00

Venue: Stephenson, Hopkins Building, Tennis Court Rd, Cambridge, CB2 3ER (Map)

Led by Peter McQuilton, Patricia Palagi, Sarah Morgan, Alex Holinski and Melissa Burke

What is the state of biocuration in 2019? What skills do they have and what training do they need? In this workshop, we will describe our understanding of the biocuration landscape, via our recent survey, highlight gaps and together work to fill them and identify next steps . This workshop builds on the “Training needs for biocuration" workshop, held at Biocuration 2016.

Pre-workshop homework:

  • Please bring a laptop or equivalent internet-enabled device to the workshop
  • Please complete the survey -

Workshop schedule

13:30 - 14:30 - Results from the ELIXIR/GOBLET/ISB Survey

                - Survey analysis - drawing and understanding the map

                - Gap analysis and interactive exercises

14:30 - 14:45 - Refreshment break - Note coffee/tea unavailable, but soft drinks will be provided

14:45 - 15:25 - Filling the map #1 - FAIRsharing - what is it? Why and how can you add your resource

15:25 - 16:00 - Filling the map #2 - TeSS - what is it? Why and how can you add your training material