Year 1: Foundation training

Your first year (2021/22) comprises the following training elements:


Induction Day activities (online, 11-12 October 2021; 10 points)
Research Integrity online licence-based training (via host institution; 10 points)
Some access to the University of Dundee Research Integrity Course is provided via institutional licences to our partner institutions. If in doubt, please take the course locally:
University of Aberdeen students are to attend the local course on offer.
University of Edinburgh-based students are advised to access the course locally via IAD.
University of St Andrews students are to attend the local course on offer.

PIPS/CASE Q&A event (online; 1 & 2 February 2022; 10 points)
Virtual Thematic meetings (4 in year 1, starting from December 2021; student-led; in alternating months; 40 points)
Foundation Masterclasses - Set 1 (30 points)
Presentation Skills training (via host institution; 10 points)
Virtual Build Your PhD Resilience Workshop - 6 & 7 September 2022, mandatory for first-year students. The 'Resilient Researcher' workshop is a 2-hour 2 x session interactive training with group work and discussion, resources and individual action planning. Summary TBC here. Details will be circulated to students directly.
Enterprise Skills Development (choice between 2 options; 10 points) - for Collaborative students only
Public Engagement activities, 2 days per year (via host institution; student-led)
Annual Symposium (Edinburgh, 9-10 June 2022; 10 points)                    

Student-Selected Development (optional):
Foundation Masterclasses - Set 2 and Set 3 (10 points per course)
SysMIC course (via competitive application; 20 points for module I)
Advanced Bioscience Skills (no points in year 1; 10 points per course in year 2)

Click on each heading above to see more details about each training component.

Dr Nicholas Weise at the EASTBIO World-Class Underpinning session on Computing & Machine Learning in Biology (Dundee, 6 March 2020)

2020-21 calendar of all EASTBIO training activities.

EASTBIO PhD Professional Development Record & Sign-Up Form

To enable us to deliver the bespoke EASTBIO training, we ask all first-year students to submit an editable online Sign-Up Form by 1st of November 2021.  Students will also be asked to submit their PhD Professional Development Form by the end of September 2022 and again by the end of September 2023, with details of all the training they will have had by these deadline(s); both mandatory and optional training should be included. EASTBIO-related training should amount to a total of 200 points by the end of their second year of PhD study. Documents will be circulated to students directly.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the training information in these pages is accurate and up to date. However, our training courses are subject to ongoing development as, for instance, in the case of our thematic sessions, organised ad hoc by first-year students. This could entail amendments to, rescheduling or cancellation of advertised courses and activities. The EASTBIO DTP reserves the right to make changes at any time, providing as much notice to affected students as possible. Should you notice any inaccuracies in our pages, please email EASTBIO.

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