COG-Train Programme

COG-Train is a partnership between Wellcome Connecting Science and COG-UK to provide open-access learning in SARS-CoV-2 genomics

Working with our international partners and scientific leaders from around the world, the COG_Train programme provides a series of free, online courses focusing on the genomics of SARS-CoV-2, delivered in partnership with digital social learning experts FutureLearn. These courses are available to everyone around the world.

The programme featured ‘train-the-trainer’ courses, supporting researchers and healthcare professionals to learn about bioinformatics analysis and sequencing, and acquire the knowledge to develop and deliver their own courses. A blended, distributed classroom model was used to increase the reach and impact of the learning materials, with training being delivered simultaneously in multiple classrooms across many countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

You can find out more about COG-Train and learn more about the programme’s aims here.

If you are looking for accessible training resources to support your own research, or to help train other members of the pathogen genomics community, you can access all the learning materials from the full set of COG-Train courses on GitHub. This repository enables easy access, interoperability and reuse of the text, images and supplementary material files of each course.

You can view videos from the programme here and details on the current and upcoming courses below.

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