Train the trainer workshop


Treine o Treinador/ Train the Trainer, the Portuguese Version



Mindy Muñoz, CABANA Project.

Piraveen Gopalasingam, EMBL-EBI. 

Adriano Werhli, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG). 

Gisele Nunes Lopes, Instituto Tecnológico Vale (ITV). 

Cesar Augusto Prada Medina, Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics. 

Participant Capacity:

Minimum 6, maximum 20


Course Overview:

This virtual workshop takes place within the X-meeting eXperience 2020. It will provide new trainers with knowledge, skills, guidance and tips for developing and delivering training. Participants will explore a range of methods to enable and encourage learning, examine the requirements for a successful course and acquire appropriate feedback.

The workshop will:

  • Provide guidance on general training techniques and appropriate use of methods based on learner needs, including some general 'DO's' and 'DO NOTs' for successful training

  • Provide a framework for successful curriculum design and further development, to enable trainers to build a course appropriate to their learners' needs

  • The workshop will take place virtually via Zoom.



This is a highly interactive virtual workshop which will be delivered in Portuguese. Applications are open for researchers based in Latin America.


Selection criteria:

There are a number of criteria upon which selection of participants for this workshop will be made. Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • They are at late-graduate level OR have equivalent years of research experience

  • They are working in a Latin American institution and are likely to remain in the institution for the next year or more

  • They are actively involved in a research project and actively using bioinformatics tools / methods

  • They have a strong interest in training and have been involved in some training prior to joining the course

  • They have identified a need / gap where training could be provided, and have thought about potential training they would like to deliver

  • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of research experience which includes a bioinformatics component, and a strong interest in developing or delivering bioinformatics training. Nonetheless, you do NOT have to be a bioinformatician to apply.

Early-stage researchers and researchers from underrepresented ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Learning outcomes:

  • After this workshop you should be able to:

  • List ways to engage learners and keep them motivated

  • Use of a variety of training methods to effectively teach content

  • Outline evaluation and feedback methods to assess learning

  • Apply reflective practice to training


Module 1: Good vs bad training; what makes a good trainer; methods for learning

Module 2: Designing training sessions and courses, evaluation, and feedback methods



Date: 11th November 2020


  • 09:00-18:30 BRL