References

Event type

Answer optionExplanation
Training - face to face

event at which training, with learning objectives, takes place - in a physical location

Training - elearning

event at which training, with learning objectives, takes place - online only i.e. there is no physical meeting location (for example, a webinar)

Training - blended

event at which training, with learning objectives, takes place - online as well as face to face

Knowledge exchange workshop

event at which there might be some presenting and discussion, but no training per se. Includes face to face meetings of the Training Platform or subtasks.

Hackathon

event at which participants work together in the aim of solving a defined (often technical) challenge, including 'Bring Your Own Data' (BYOD) events

Funding

Source/s of funding for the event. if funding obtained from more than one source separate each source by a comma, i.e. ','

Answer optionExplanation
EXCELERATE

events funded through EXCELERATE budget

ELIXIR Implementation Study

ELIXIR Implementation Study funded

ELIXIR Community/ Use Case

funding comes from one of the ELIXIR communities, namely: Human Data, Marine Metagenomics, Rare Diseases, Plant Sciences, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Galaxy

ELIXIR Node

ELIXIR funds (unrelated to the other ELIXIR funding answer options) are used

ELIXIR Hub

funding specifically from the ELIXIR Hub

ELIXIR Platform

event funded by an ELIXIR platform

Non-ELIXIR/ Non-EXCELERATE funds

Non-ELIXIR/ Non-EXCELERATE funds

Organising Institution/s

Answer optionExplanation
Insitution/s name

The institution/s, affiliated to an ELIXIR Node, that organised the event. if organised by more than one institution separate each institution by a comma i.e. ','.

Location (city, country)

Answer optionExplanation
city, country

City and country in which the event took place. If the event occurs solely online, fill in 'city, country' with 'Online, Online'. If the event is a blended course (i.e. online but also with one or more physical classrooms), the the 'city, country' should be where the largest class is or where the trainer is.

To see a list of countries click here

EXCELERATE WP

EXCELERATE Work Package that organised or coorganised the event (if EXCELERATE funded). For WP11 (Training), the subtasks are also listed. If the event has been organised by more than one Workpackage or WP11 subtask separate each WP or WP11 subtask by ','

Answer optionExplanation
WP11 - eLearning

Work package 11 (Training) - eLearning subtask

WP11 - TeSS

Work package 11 (Training) - TeSS training portal subtask

WP11 - QandI

Work package 11 (Training) - Quality and Impact subtask

WP11 - TtT

Work package 11 (Training) - Train the Trainer subtask

WP11 - TtR

Work package 11 (Training) - Train the Researcher subtask

WP11 - TtD

Work package 11 (Training) - Train the Developer subtask

WP11

Work package 11 (Training) overall

WP1

WP1: Tools Interoperability and Service Registry

WP2

WP2: Infrastructure for Community-led Benchmarking

WP3

WP3: Data Resources and Services

WP4

WP4: Compute, Data access and Exchange Services

WP5

WP5: The ELIXIR Interoperability Backbone

WP6

WP6: Marine Metagenomic Infrastructure as Driver for Research and Industrial Innovation

WP7

WP7: Integrating Genomic and Phenotypic Data for Crop and Forest Plants

WP8

WP8: ELIXIR Infrastructure for Rare Disease Research

WP9

WP9: Secure Archiving, Dissemination and Analysis of Human Access-controlled Data

WP10

WP10: ELIXIR Node Capacity Building Programme

Title

Answer optionExplanation
free text

title must appear exactly as it is advertised.

ELIXIR Node

ELIXIR Node to which the organising institution/s is affiliated. if organised by more than one Node, separate each Node by ','

Answer optionExplanation
ELIXIR-NL

Netherlands

ELIXIR-IT

Italy

ELIXIR-PT

Portugal

ELIXIR-UK

United Kingdom

ELIXIR-EMBL-EBI

EMBL-EBI

ELIXIR-BE

Belgium

ELIXIR-FR

France

ELIXIR-EE

Estonia

ELIXIR-CZ

Czech Republic

ELIXIR-CH

Switzerland

ELIXIR-DE

Germany

ELIXIR-LU

Luxembourg

ELIXIR-DK

Denmark

ELIXIR-FI

Finland

ELIXIR-NO

Norway

ELIXIR-SI

Slovenia

ELIXIR-ES

Spain

ELIXIR-GR

Greece

ELIXIR-HU

Hungary

ELIXIR-SE

Sweden

ELIXIR-IL

Israel

ELIXIR-IE

Ireland

ELIXIR-Hub

The ELIXIR Hub

Start Date and End Date

Answer optionExplanation
dd.mm.yyyy

Start Date: Date on which the event begins

dd.mm.yyyy

End Data: Date on which the event ends. Important: if the event occurs as part of a wider event (e.g. conference),
then the end date must be that of the Training Platform event and not that of the overall wider event

Target audience

target audience of the event (denoted by employment sector). If more than one audience is targeted, separate each audience by ','

Answer optionExplanation
Academia/ Research Institution

Academia/ Research Institution

Industry

Industry

Non-Profit Organisation

Non-Profit Organisation

Healthcare

Healthcare

Additional ELIXIR Platforms invovled

event that was made specifically for one of the other Platforms (requested by, need identified by/with/for them) or organized with one of Platforms (or by one of them). If more than one Platform is involved, separate each Platform by ','

Answer optionExplanation
Tools

Tools

Interoperability

Interoperability

Compute

Compute

Data

Data

NA

Not Applicable

ELIXIR Communities involved

event that was made specifically for one of the Communities (requested by, need identified by/with/for them) or organized with one of the Communities (or by one of them). If more than one Community is involved, separate each Community by ','

Answer optionExplanation
Human Data

Human Data

Marine Metagenomics

Marine Metagenomics

Rare Diseases

Rare Diseases

Plant Sciences

Plant Sciences

Proteomics

Proteomics

Metabolomics

Metabolomics

Galaxy

Galaxy

NA

Not Applicable

Number of participants

Answer optionExplanation
integer

number of individuals that attended the event

Number of trainers/ facilitators

Answer optionExplanation
integer

If training event - number of trainers, if a knowledge exchange workshop or hackathon - number of facilitators

Url to event page/ agenda

Answer optionExplanation
url

url link to the event page/agenda, please include https://www. or http://www

Please do not link to editable versions of a document (e.g. google docs with 'anyone with the link can edit' enabled) as the link will be viewable on the open access version of the database.

Have you used the tool(s)/resource(s) covered in the course before?

Answer option
Frequently (weekly to daily)
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
Never - aware of them, but not used them
Never - used other service
Never - unaware of them

Will you use the tool(s)/resource(s) covered in the course again?

Answer option
Yes
No
Maybe

Where did you see the course advertised?

Answer option
TeSS
Host Institute Website
Email
Newsletter
Colleague
Internet search
Other

What is your career stage?

Answer option
Undergraduate student
Masters student
PhD candidate
Postdoctoral researcher
Senior scientist/ Principal investigator
Research assistant/ Technician
Other

Would you recommend the course?

Answer option
Yes
No
Maybe

Please tell us your overall rating for the entire course

Answer option
Excellent (5)
Very Good (4)
Good (3)
Satisfactory (2)
Poor (1)

Was the balance of material right?

Answer option
About right
Too theoretical
Too practical

May we contact you by email in the future for more feeback?

Answer option
Yes
No

What part of the training did you enjoy the most?

Answer option
free text - mention the part of the training you enjoyed the most

What part of the training did you enjoy the least?

Answer option
free text - mention the part of the training you enjoyed the least

What other topics would you like to see covered in the future?

Answer option
free text

What is your employment sector?

Answer option
Academia/ Research Institution
Industry
Non-Profit Organisation
Healthcare
Other

What is your country of employment?

Answer optionExplanation
country of employment

To see a list of countries click here

What is your gender?

Answer option
Male
Female
Prefer not to say
Other

Any other comments?

Answer option
free text

Which training event did you take part in?

Multiple choice question with answer options corresponding to the specified list of training events for which impact metrics (i.e. long term feedback) are being collected.

Answer optionExplanation
training event 1

including dates e.g. Introduction to R, 26-27 August 2017

training event 2

including dates e.g.  Introduction to R, 11-12 December 2017

How long ago did you attend the training?

How long ago did the survey respondent attend the training that they indicated in question 1 of the survey. This is a multiple choice question.

Answer option
Less than 6 months
6 months to a year
Over a year

What was your main reason for attending the training?

Answer option
To learn something new to aid me in my current research/ work
To learn something new for my own interests
To build on existing knowledge to aid me in my current research/ work
To build on existing knowledge for my own interests
Other

What was your main reason for attending the training? (Other)

Free text box for those that selected 'Other' to explain further.

Answer option
free text

How often did you use the tool(s)/ resource(s), covered in the training, BEFORE attending the training?

Answer option
Never - unaware of them
Never - aware of them, but had not used them
Never - used other service
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
Frequently (weekly to daily)

How often do you use the tool(s)/ resource(s), covered in the training, AFTER having attended the training?

Answer option
Never - use other service
Occasionally (once in a while to monthly)
Frequently (weekly to daily)

Do you feel that you are able to explain to others what you learnt in the training?

Answer option
Yes
No
Maybe
Other

Do you feel that you are able to explain to others what you learnt in the training? (Other)

Free text box for those that selected 'Other' to explain further.

Answer option
Free text

Are you now able to use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training:

Answer option
Independently
By using training materials/ notes from the training event
With the help of an expert
Other

Are you now able to use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training: (Other)

Free text box for those that selected 'Other' to explain further.

Answer option
Free text

How did the training event help with your work? [select all that apply]

Multiple select question. each answer option selected should be separated by a comma

Answer option
It improved my ability to handle data
It enabled me to complete certain tasks more quickly
It improved communication with the bioinformatician/ statistician analyzing my data
It has not helped yet but I anticipate a future impact
It did not help as I do not use the tool(s)/ resource(s) covered in the training event
Other

How did the training event help with your work? (Other)

Free text box for those that selected 'Other' to explain further.

Answer option
Free text

Attending the training event led to/ facilitated: [select all that apply]

Multiple select question. each answer option selected should be separated by a comma

Answer option
Useful collaboration(s) with other participants/ trainers from the training event
Publication of my work
Submission of my dissertation/ thesis for degree purposes
Submission of a grant application
Authoring of software
Change in career
Not applicable
Other

Attending the training event led to/ facilitated: (Other)

Free text box for those that selected 'Other' to explain further.

Answer option
Free text

Please elaborate on any impact

further details of the impact.

Answer option
Free text

How many people have you shared the skills and/or knowledge that you learned during the training, with?

Answer option
None
None yet, but intend to do so in the future
1-5
6-15
16-24
25+

Any other comments?

Answer option
Free text

Would you recommend the training to others?

Answer option
Yes, I already have
Yes, I would
Maybe
No