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Sixth Instruct Call for Training Courses


The Sixth Call for proposals for Instruct Centre Training Courses (to be held between 1st September 2015 to 31st December 2016) is open.

This call is for proposed courses and workshops hosted by, and specifically utilising the capabilities of  Instruct Centres. Courses co-organized with industrial partners are encouraged.

The training courses should be for 15-25 people and should be scheduled within the period 1/9/2015 to 31/12/2016. Instruct will contribute to fund general course expenses and support the participation of young researchers. The courses will be open to investigators at all levels and will be held at Instruct Centres.

This call particularly wishes to encourage courses and workshops in specialist technology areas and from Centres and affiliate Centres in smaller EU member states in addition to courses from the major Instruct Centres.

Applications for the sixth call should be submitted up to the 30th of April 2015 for courses being held between 1st September 2015 to 31st December 2016.

Course proposals should adhere as far as possible with the criteria defined by EMTRAIN (an EU Innovative Medicines Initiative project, of which Instruct is a member). EMTRAIN is establishing a comprehensive online searchable database (on-course) of training courses that support European life sciences, both for academic and commercial scientists. Instruct has agreed to work with on-course in adopting their criteria of course quality to allow inclusion of our training courses in the database where appropriate. The criteria are set out below:

    Defined and transparent admission criteria.
    A predefined set of teaching objectives, leading to defined learning outcomes.
    Adequate, appropriate and up to date facilities, infrastructure, leadership and competencies available for the support of student learning.
    Assessment of the students' achievement in accordance with the agreed learning outcomes of the training offered.
    A system for collecting, assessing and addressing feedback from learners, teachers, technical/administrative staff and programme/course/module managers.
    Availability of appropriate and updated reference material