Year 1: Foundation training

Year 1 comprises the following training elements:


Induction Day activities (online, 7-8 October 2020; 10 points)
Research Integrity online training (via host institution; 10 points)
PIPS/CASE Q&A event (1 & 2 February 2021; 10 points)
Build your PhD Resilience (September 2021; 10 points; details TBC)
Virtual Thematic meetings (4 in year 1, starting from December 2020, in alternating months; 40 points)
Foundation Masterclasses - Set 1 (30 points)
Presentation Skills training (via host institution; 10 points)
Enterprise Skills Development (choice between 2 options; 10 points) - for Collaborative students only
Public Engagement activities, 2 days per year (via host institution)
Annual Symposium (3-4 June 2021; 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 (draft).

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 30 October 2020.  Students will also be asked to submit their PhD Professional Development Form by the end of September 2021 and again by the end of September 2022, 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.

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