See below a description of some of these courses.
Overview external courses
SafeSciMET presents a unique pan-European education and training network on drug safety. All drug safety professionals from industry and academia who want to address specific knowledge gaps are welcome to follow our courses.
The SafeSciMET network consists of top institutes for drug safety education and research. Courses are tailor-made and encompass the safety, ethical, regulatory and societal aspects in all phases of drug development. Emphasis lies on integrative, translational and 3Rs aspects of drug safety assessment.
The modular set up provides excellent opportunities for following dedicated subsets of courses. This can be accredited for continuing professional development. Scientists that successfully complete the full course programme and write an integrative Master’s thesis, will be awarded with an accredited Master of Advanced Safety Sciences of Medicines.
SafeSciMET is an abbreviation for Education & Training Programme in Safety Sciences for Medicines and is funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative Joint Undertaking (IMI-JU).
Post-graduate education in toxicology
Since 1989, toxicology departments of Dutch universities cooperate to offer a yearly Postgraduate Education in Toxicology programme.
The programme consists of courses of approximately one or two weeks each. The complete programme is such that it offers the participants the theoretical toxicological knowledge necessary for registration as a toxicologist, both with the Netherlands Society of Toxicology and with EUROTOX.
Biosb research school
The BioSB education programme covers essential topics of the wide-ranging fields of bioinformatics and systems biology.
It offers a wide variety of training courses that enable life scientists to apply modelling and computational approaches in addressing scientific challenges.
Hrsmc research school
The mission of the HRSMC is to provide its PhD students with high-level educational training.
They offer a selection of courses, such as Molecular Modelling, Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, and Photophysics, Photochemistry and Photobiology (PPP).
The KNCV Academy has developed a series of practical workshops and training courses for and by chemists in the areas of career guidance, personal development and practical skills. For every phase of your career. The activities are in line with practice and are provided by experts with a background in chemistry and given in a small, familiar setting with colleagues. The KNCV Academy focuses on professionals working in chemistry (business, research, education, government) and students who are following a chemistry or life sciences education in the Netherlands.
ELIXIR coordinates and develops life science resources across Europe so that researchers can more easily find, analyze and share data, exchange expertise, and implement best practices. ELIXIR organizes several courses, workshops and other events.
Visualize your Science
The course Visualize your Science is tailor-made for PhD-students and Post. docs who want to improve your skills in drawing figures, making posters, and visually convey your research more effectively to mainly your peers but also the general audience. The course is an official PhD-course at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and SLU Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden.
The Spring course will be all online and the starting date is the 1st of March and ends on the 13th of May.
In the course, you will learn to draw in Illustration software, create a graphical abstract that communicates what you want it to communicate. As a final assignment, you will create a poster based on graphical design principles but, at the same time, be scientifically credible. As a result, your poster will draw lots of attention, be memorable, and most likely win poster awards.
You can read more about the course here. And register for the Spring course here.
The summer course will start on the 3rd of May and end on the 26th of August. This course will be held online as well. You can register for the summer course here.
Schedule, times, dates, course syllabus, etc. could be found on the web page (but you need to scroll down a little bit). The goal of the course is to teach you necessary skills that will make you comfortable to do figures that are clear and crisp, posters that outshine your neighboring fellow posters, and presentations that keep your audience awake. Our aim as teachers is to help and guide you to become as good as possible to create and present scientific images.
The course is software-independent and will cover things like:
Use of colors
Text and typography
Sins and working designs
Mini art school
Format/Copyrights and where to find figures
Tips and tricks
Practical drawing sessions
You will also learn to master a drawing program of your own choice.
You can also find more information on the our web page Visualizeyourscience.com
The registration fee should be covered by yourself or your department