Training Events

RT-12 2nd National High Content Analysis and High Throughput Microscopy Workshop
approx. 3 ECTS
UTU, 2 days
19-20th of June, 2017
Programme for this workshop is available here.
Register for the workshop here.
Information: Michael Courtney
CS-1 Time and Career Management and Research Dissemination open to all All sites, ~ 0.5 day
Annually, 1st term
Workshops on the effective use of time management in scientific research. Building and working in a team and good working relationships. Monitoring progress, effective record keeping, communicating with and managing stakeholders and interested parties. Research presentation by oral communication, poster preparation and manuscript writing.
CS-2 Research Ethics open to all All sites, ~ 0.5 day Annually, 1st term
Research ethics training is available at several host sites. Modern science is evolving rapidly and many developments require an ethical evaluation. The consequences of the Human Genome Project were predicted a budget was set aside for the ethical consequences of the outcome and guidelines were made as to how to deal with them, both at a personal level (doctor patient interactions) and a legal level (Health insurance and privacy). These courses cover the following topics pertinent to the r’BIRTH plan: 1) Biobanks, patient consent and use of patient material (data, tissue etc.). 2) Legal consequences of animal experiments and evaluation of alternative models and 3) Research guidelines, experimental design and evaluation of results. In addition the clinical work within r’BIRTH is governed by research ethics committees within the host site hospitals.
CS-3 Innovation, IPR and Entrepreneurship open to all All sites, Immunovia, 2 days
Annually, 1st term
Car Borrebaeck, the president of the Innovation group at ULUND, and successful co-founder of two SMEs runs this module. It provides a step by step training on idea evaluation, commercialisation potential, patenting, partner search and go it alone spin-off. The course uses successful and unsuccessful examples from the University to identify the critical steps involved and common mistakes made. An external teacher from a Venture Capital company or an Angel brings the “other” sides perspective. The topics are: Idea evaluation and potential; Patent database searching; How to choose whether to go it alone or give access to patent to others; Where to find financial support and the importance of business side of the idea and getting expert advice. Each of the r’BIRTH host organisations runs innovation programmes that aim to promote spin-off company development e.g. the Trinity Research and Innovation Programme. All are open to ESRs&ERs.
CS-4 Academic Writing, Science Communication open to all All sites,~ 1 day Annually, 1st term
These are post-graduate workshops year that delivers basic skills for research, presentation and the writing of thesis. They aim to provide postgraduate students with information, skills and self-management strategies which will help them work towards successfully completing their degree and planning their future career and encourages a sense of collegiality by encouraging the postgraduates to discuss experiences and to network with peers, as well as with academic and administrative staff. The focus is on developing generic skills in the following thematic areas: Personal/Professional Development – managing your research, increasing personal effectiveness and career management; Pathway to Publishing – exploring ways to publish and disseminate your research and finally Communication and presentation – writing strategies and developing effective presentations. The AAU module is a focused course dealing with academic writing only.
CS-5 Planning a Research Career open to all TCD, 2 days
Annually, 1st term
It is delivered by Student Learning Development and the Careers Advisory Service, in conjunction with IS Services Training and Support. Part I: Student Learning Development and Careers Advisory Service Sessions. This part of the module includes attendance at experiential workshops, self-study, and practical assessments directly related to planning and managing the individual student’s research and career. It consists of: Planning & Time Management / Career Planning; Team Working / Developing Critical Writing; Stress Management & Effective Presentation Delivery / Thesis Writing and Job Hunting / Viva Preparation. Part II: Information Systems Services Computer Training. This part of the module consists of attending IS Services training courses on: Planning Thesis Production Using MS Word; Effective Presentations Using MS PowerPoint and Photoshop for Conference Posters