Here are some statistics from this year's applications to the NGS course. Briefly, this is a two-week workshop on sequence analysis at the command line and in the cloud.
The short version is that demand remains high; note that we admit only 24 applicants, so generally < 20%...
|Year||Number of applications||Note|
|2014||170||(shifted the timing to Aug)|
|2015||155||(same timing as 2014)|
The demand is still high, although maybe starting to dip?
|1st or 2nd year graduate student||20||12.6%|
|3rd year+ graduate student||40||25.2%|
|Non-tenure faculty or staff||20||12.6%|
Lots of tenure-line faculty feel they need this training...
I should look into "Other"!