The Eastern Africa Network for Bioinformatics Training (EANBiT) is a collaborative network of three universities and four research institutes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health under the H3Africa programme.
The H3Africa programme was initiated to facilitate contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations and enable significant African participation.
In line with this objective, EANBiT’s core objective is therefore to strengthen the application of Bioinformatics in Biosciences Research through individual training, research mentorship and enhancing institutional capacity in East and Central Africa.
The specific objectives of the network include:
To develop a collaborative platform for promoting and strengthening bioinformatics training and career development in universities and research institutes in Eastern Africa.
Develop a harmonized bioinformatics curriculum at Masters level and support its adoption in partner universities.
Generate a cohort of highly trained bioinformatics Masters graduates who can lead analysis of data generated by H3Africa and other projects.