Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
A commercial company, Digital World Biology, provided support in the form of salary for author TMS but did not have any additional role in the study design, data collection, and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The specific roles of this author are articulated in the “author contributions” section. The authors thank the members of the Genomics Education Partnership, Genome Solver, GCAT-SEEK, and NIBLSE networks for the feedback they provided during the development of the NIBLSE Core Competencies. The authors also thank Sarah Moulton of Moulton Editorial Services (Omaha, Nebraska) for editing and formatting the final version of the manuscript. The Core Competencies Team (M.A.W.S., C.H., M.S., and M.A.P.), analyzed the survey results and syllabi, came up with recommendations for the proposed list of final core competencies, and wrote the first draft of the manuscript. The NIBLSE Core Competencies Working Group (M.A.W.S., C.H., M.S., S.R., A.G.R., T.M.S., E.W.T., L.R.W., and M.A.P) developed the survey and helped to distribute it. The original NIBLSE Leadership Team (A.G.R., E.W.T., E. D., W.M., and M.A.P.) organized the NIBLSE conference and decided on the final wording of the competencies. All authors contributed to the development of the NIBLSE Core Competencies and to the manuscript.