The fifth de.NBI year was very successful in the field 'training'. In 2015, de.NBI started with 17 training courses with 329 participants, whereas in 2016 (40 courses with 882 participants), in 2017 (69 courses with 1,489 participants) and in 2018 (77 courses with 1,520) the numbers increased. In the last year, we further increased the number of courses and participants to 79 training courses with 1,586 participants. The largest course was attended by 72, the smallest one by four scientists. Approx. 75% of the participants were PhD students or Postdocs. The remaining 25% were PIs, undergraduates, and participants from industry. The gender ratio of the students was 56% male and 44% female. About 30% of the participants came from outside Germany. In general, the user survey shows satisfaction values around 90% with only a small number of exceptions. Currently more than 60 training courses are announced for 2020.

In the ELIXIR context, in 2019, de.NBI offered one of the highest number of training courses listed in the TESS portal with one of the highest number of trained scientists among all ELIXIR nodes.