Course Overview
The H3Africa initiative is aimed at studying the genomic and environmental determinants of disease in Africa. The goals of H3Africa are to enhance the necessary genomic expertise among African scientists and to encourage collaborations between African investigators by supporting infrastructure development and research projects. H3ABioNet aims to create a sustainable African Bioinformatics Network to support H3Africa researchers through the development of bioinformatics capacity on the continent. In order to prepare for the large amount of data that will be generated by the various projects, the initial requirement is to set up the required computational infrastructure and resources to store, manage the data. To address this requirement, the H3ABioNet will be hosting a technical training course for H3ABioNet-funded staff and students.
Intended Audience
The course is aimed at individuals with a computational science background.
Skill level of training: Advanced
Language: English
Credential awarded: No credential awarded
Type of training: Face-to-face
Venue of the course: University of Pretoria, South Africa
Dates for the course: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 CAT to 14:30 CAT
Course organisers: -
Participation: -
Course Sponsors: H3ABioNet
Course objectives

The objective of the two-week training course is to equip H3ABioNet technical staff and students at the partner sites with the skills required to set up and maintain the necessary computational infrastructure and resources. The course will be both theoretical and practical, with an emphasis placed on hands-on experience in setting up and maintaining these resources.


Classroom applications

Registration for classrooms opens: Thu, 01/01/1970
Registration for classrooms closes: Thu, 01/01/1970
Link to classroom application form:
Notification date for successful classrooms: Thu, 01/01/1970
Maximum number of participants that may be accepted per classroom will be capped at

Participant applications

Registration for participants opens: Thu, 01/01/1970
Registration for participants closes: Thu, 01/01/1970
Participant registration link:
Syllabus and Tools

The course will have prerequisites that participants will be required to complete or fulfill before the course starts. Participants will be notified of these requirements before the course commences. The minimum requirement is a computer science/IT background with some Unix and programming experience.

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