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GOBLET Executive Board Elections 2024

GOBLET Executive Board Elections 2024: Call for Nominations

Dear All,

We need more nominations. We hope that you will nominate yourself or others. Do note that nominees can be someone from your organization; it is not restricted to the GOBLET contact person for your organization. Further, it does not need to be an existing GOBLET member.

Extended deadline: 15 March 2024.

Best Regards,
The GOBLET Executive Board

Dear GOBLET members,

First of all, we, as the GOBLET Executive Board (EB), want to wish you a happy and healthy 2024!

As indicated during the GOBLET AGM 2023 (see draft minutes), a number of GOBLET EB members will step down, and we will have EB Elections in the coming month. This mail is to inform you about the process and to invite you to step forward and nominate yourself or a colleague to stand for election and take the opportunity to shape GOBLET in its second decade.

From the current EB, the following are people who will step down:

  • Eija Korpelainen (Treasurer)

  • Annette McGrath (Secretary)

  • Celia van Gelder (Chair)

The other members of the EB have indicated that they are willing to stand for election and help support GOBLET for the coming years:

  • M. Asif Khan

  • Javier De Las Rivas

  • Wai Keat Yam

  • Verena Ras

Process and Timeline for Elections:

Nomination of candidates
Anyone wishing to nominate themselves or another GOBLET member to stand for elections may complete the EB nomination form, by no later than Tuesday, 27 February 2024, midnight CET. Once the nomination period elapses, nominees will be asked to accept their nomination after which a formal election will be held. All candidates’ statements will be made available to the GOBLET members. The election will take place in the month of March through an anonymous online system. More information on the specific election period and the online system will be provided once the nominations close.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a potential nomination, please contact us at [email protected].

We are looking forward to receiving your nominations.

Best Regards,

The GOBLET Executive Board

2024 Global Bioinformatics Education Summit

We are thrilled to announce that applications for the 6th Annual Global Bioinformatics Education Summit are now open! This year, the summit will be held on May 20-22, 2024, with the option to attend in person at the New York Genome Centre or virtually. 

The Bioinformatics Education Summit is a working meeting where each attendee commits to being part of an ongoing working group to develop resources. Some of the sessions on this year’s agenda include:

  • Train-the-trainer programs in bioinformatics

  • Addressing the Grand Challenges in bioinformatics education and training

  • Competencies frameworks for data scientists and core facilities

  • FAIR-CARE checklists for training and training resources

  • How to use AI in training

  • How to make training accessible

  • Implementing the Bicycle Principles

We are additionally offering two special sessions: a professional development workshop on program evaluation and learner assessment and a Funders, Policymakers, and Industry Forum.

To apply, please complete the application form. Applications are evaluated on a biweekly rolling basis; applicants who require visas will be evaluated immediately. Applications close on April 31, 2024 and spots are limited.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re looking forward to seeing you in 2024!

Call for Participation: Research Software Engineer Asia Australia

We invite you to register for the first online Research Software Engineer (RSE) Asia Australia Unconference, to be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2022.

This is a joint partnership between the newly formed RSE Asia Association and the RSE Association of Australia and New Zealand.

We have made the costs low ($10 to $20 AUD) to attract a broader audience, and there are 50 scholarships available, as well as a $50 AUD accessibility micro-grant.

Details here: