Research management for Postdocs

Course date: 08 October 2014 - 29 October 2014
Location: Erasmus MC, OWC-26

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Research management for PhD students and Postdocs
A two-day practical Training Course, including home work in-between.

This course is for Postdocs only. PhD-students should participate in the other course.

Please indicate in the remarks box at the bottom your specific expectations for this course, so we can align this better with your wishes!

This two-days training course focuses on different aspects of research management such as: time management, negotiating, giving feedback, and project management.

This is an intensive two days course, with a strong focus on practical exercises; you will learn by carrying out assignments and applying the experience you have acquired to your own work situation. Small homework assignments will be set during the course.
You are required to attend all parts of the programme!

The training course will be given by a professional trainer from ‘Brigitte Hertz, trainings for scientists’ (well-known from the MolMed Get-out-of-your-lab Days).

Priority rules for attending (important!)
We give priority to participants from MolMed or from MGC who are from the Erasmus MC. Other participants will be placed under the condition that there is enough place. When we get more participants on the waiting list, the course will be repeated on a short term.
There is place for 12 participants. PhD students and Postdocs will be placed in different groups.

Attendance fees
The registration fee of non-commercial participants for the course is € 400,00.
All participants from the research school MolMed get a discount of 100% and pay €0.

PAYMENT: MGC Notification

The Erasmus/LUMC Research School MGC has made a selection of courses it deems fit for its members. This course is not one of them.

Therefore, the Erasmus/LUMC Research School MGC will not pay for its members to participate in this course. All MGC-members will need to pay themselves (or from personal budget) after receiving an invoice (please provide personal address) or will have their research departments pay for them (in that case, please provide ‘kostenplaatsnummer’ of the research group). To see if you are an MGC-member, here you can find an overview of all MGC research groups:


The fees are for all the days of the Course. There is no discount for partial participation. Our cancellation policy is that cancellation is possible up to one week before the start of the Course. Later cancellation will not be accepted, but you are allowed to send a substitute.

Important! Fine System when absent
The board and the educational committee of the MolMed School have decided about a new system of fines when a participant fails to show up for a course. This Fine System will only be for expensive courses with limited places and given by an external, expensive teacher.

New Fine System: Regulations
If a participant does not show up for a course without notifying at least one week before the course starts that he or she cannot come, the school will fine him or her for the full price of the course as stated in the program. A substitute from the same target group will always be admitted, in which case no fine will be imposed.
This fine will not be imposed in case of circumstances beyond one’s control. In a debate about this, the opinion of the Managing Director of the MolMed School will be decisive.

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School Molmed

From August 1st, 2012 the following financial guidelines are applied in general, but they may differ per course still, look at the course fee of each course to be sure wich discounts are really applied:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%.
• Other Erasmus MC participants, e.g. of MGC, COEUR, NIHES: discount of 50%.
• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.
• Master’s students who are paying the fee from their personal budget: discount of 75%.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

The SPSS Course and the R Course have shorter course days. The SPSS Course counts as a 2-days course and the R Course as a 3-days course.

Commercial participants & sponsors: companies are invited to inquire about commercial participant tuition fees and about sponsoring.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.

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