A key component of the HBC’s mission is its training initiative. Our dedicated training team holds workshop to help researchers at Harvard better understand analytical methods for NGS data.

HBC's training team is made up of four PhD-level scientists who devote substantial time to material development, training and community building/outreach. All members of the training team also participate in consultations on research projects to ensure they remain up-to-date on current best practices in NGS analysis.

Our hands-on workshops focus on basic data skills and analysis of high-throughput sequencing data, with an emphasis on experimental design, current best practices and reproducibility. Our workshops are designed for wet-lab biologists aiming to independently design sequencing-based experiments and analysing the resulting data. 

We offer three types of workshops:

  1. Short, 3-hour monthly workshops (Current topics in bioinformatics)
  2. Basic Data Skills**
  3. Advanced Topics: Analysis of high-throughput sequencing (NGS) data** 

    **The basic data skills workshops serve as the foundation for the advanced workshops.

Find upcoming workshops for HSCI, HMS, DF/HCC researchers here.

HBC's training initiative is currently funded by several groups, including Harvard Medical School, Harvard Catalyst, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and HSPH.


For any training-related questions, please email us at

HBC training materials are freely available and designed for self-learning, they can be accessed here. Please read our licensing information prior to reusing or adapting our materials.

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