Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have been a major part of the UK's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have provided written and recorded media for the COVID-19 Genomics UK (COG) Train course to help support training for genomic analyses of SARS-CoV-2.

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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWellcome Trust
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2022

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