Development of a cloud-based Bioinformatics Training Platform

Jerico Revote, Nathan S Watson-Haigh, Steve Quenette, Blair Bethwaite, Annette McGrath, Catherine A Shang

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The Bioinformatics Training Platform (BTP) has been developed to provide access to the computational infrastructure required to deliver sophisticated hands-on bioinformatics training courses. The BTP is a cloud-based solution that is in active use for delivering next-generation sequencing training to Australian researchers at geographically dispersed locations. The BTP was built to provide an easy, accessible, consistent and cost-effective approach to delivering workshops at host universities and organizations with a high demand for bioinformatics training but lacking the dedicated bioinformatics training suites required. To support broad uptake of the BTP, the platform has been made compatible with multiple cloud infrastructures. The BTP is an open-source and open-access resource. To date, 20 training workshops have been delivered to over 700 trainees at over 10 venues across Australia using the BTP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)537-544
Number of pages8
JournalBriefings in Bioinformatics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • Bioinformatics
  • Cloud
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • NGS
  • Training
  • Workshop

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