Dataset and supplementary materials for baseline evaluation of bioinformatics capacity in Tanzania in 2018

Published: 7 June 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/t79ddvj48j.1
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Description

Due to the insufficient human and infrastructure capacity to use novel genomics and bioinformatics technologies, Sub-Saharan Africa countries have not entirely ripped the benefits in health and other sectors. The main objective of this study was to map out the interest and capacity for conducting bioinformatics and related research in Tanzania. The survey collected demographic information like age group, experience, seniority level, gender, number of respondents per institution, number of publications, and willingness to join the community of practice. The survey also investigated the capacity of individuals and institutions about computing infrastructure, operating system use, statistical packages in use, the basic Microsoft packages experience, programming language experience, bioinformatics tools and resources usage, and type of analyses performed. Moreover, respondents were surveyed about the challenges they faced in implementing bioinformatics and their willingness to join the bioinformatics community of practice in Tanzania. This dataset contains survey response data, supplementary tables and the data instrument (Questionnaire) used in the survey. In addition, a data dictionary is attached containing the map of all the 113 variables used in this survey. The total number of questions in the questionnaire was 54, but for multiple-choice questions, the variables were replicated per the number of options.

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Steps to reproduce

Use the attached data instrument and build data electronic capture form e.g. using REDCap.

Institutions

Sokoine University of Agriculture, University of Dar es Salaam, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Categories

Agricultural Science, Survey, Health, Animal Research, Food Security, Veterinary Animal Disease Dynamics

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