Main Network-Wide Training Events, Conferences and
Contribution of Beneficiaries

Contact person for the training program: Sabine Hunnius 

Main training events & conferences Organizing Institution, location Planned date

K1 BRAINVIEW Kick-off meeting 

The BRAINVIEW Kick-off meeting will offer the opportunity for all network partners to meet and map out the strategy and work plan for project period

Organized by SKU, Amsterdam March 2015

AS1 Training school on novel methods in infancy research

This training school will be aimed at providing an introductory training on core methods and technologies used by the ESRs in the network. In introduction to the following methods will be provided: eye-tracking; EEG/ERP; fNIRS; motion tracking; assessment of general movements and infant crying assessments. The first two days of the Training School will consist of general lectures by experts in the field. The ESRs will have the possibility to present and discuss their own research with these experts. During the last two days, the ESRs will participate in hands-on workshops on the above mentioned methods.

Organized by
Uppsala & ISS,
September 2016

TS1 Project management skills

This training event will provide the ESRs with project management skills, including time management, project planning, risk management, team management.

Organized by KI, Uppsala n/a

AS2 Fundamental academic skills

During this network-wide meeting, the ESRs will meet their complete advisory team, the other ESRs and the seniors from the different network sites. Training will be provided on fundamental academic skills, including legal and ethical issues (good scientific practice, ethics of working with children, good clinical practice) and experimental training (setting up and designing experiments).

Organized by SKU, Nijmegen April 2016

AS3 Training school on advanced infant neuroimaging

This training school will cover advanced aspects of the use of MRI, fNIRS and EEG in the fetal and postnatal periods. In addition, an introduction to advanced analysis techniques for neuroimaging data will be provided (such as Fieldtrip, see which is developed at SKU).

Organized by Birkbeck & SKU & Mentis Cura, London Week of September 26th, 2016

AS4 Training school on experimental observational measures

This training school will cover a number of observational methods for studying infant and toddler behaviour, including semi-structured experimenter-child observations (e.g. Lab-TAB; ESCS) and naturalistic observations (e.g. parent-child interaction; behavioural ratings). It will include specific training in the use of real-time, online coding systems and methods.

Organized by UGent & Noldus, Nijmegen Week of April 11th, 2016

TS2 Communication skills

During this event, ESRs will receive training in communication skills, including oral presentation skills, an introduction to academic and non-academic writing in English, and public dissemination and engagement.

Organized by UGent, UGent Project month 18

K2 Training school on diagnostics

This training school will equip the ESRs with knowledge of the cutting-edge diagnostic techniques and instruments that used to diagnosed ASD and emergent ADHD in toddlers. This will include both the theory and background to questionnaire, interview and observational measures and in person experience of actual assessments. The real world clinical issues of differential diagnosis, comorbidity and stability of diagnosis in child psychiatry will equip the ESRs with knowledge relevant to a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions. 

Organized by KCL, London Fall 2017

K3 Typical and atypical brain development

This week-long course will provide an overview on typical and atypical brain development. Special attention will be given to topics such as brain development in human and non-human primates, brain cytoarchitecture, metabolism and connectivity in typical and atypical development.

Organized by UW, UW Project month 30

TS3 Entrepreneurship

During this training event, ESRs will learn about commercial exploitation of research results, intellectual property rights and protections, and industry research policies.

Organized by Noldus & SENSA, location UW Project month 30

AS5 Training school on dynamical methods of time series analyses

This training school will provide the ESRs with advanced knowledge on analysing complex longitudinal datasets. Topics will include dynamical systems approach to behavioural data, recurrence analysis, and research applications in studying human interactions in developing populations.

Organized by UW,Warsaw Spring 2017

K4 Translating research into policy: Improving circumstances for families affected by developmental disorders

In this workshop, ESRs will be challenged to translate recent research findings into policy advice and good practices. The workshop will be organized in partnership with organizations whose main objective it is to advance the rights of persons and families affected by developmental disorders.

Organized by Utrecht & Autism Europe & ADHD Europe, Utrecht Spring 2018

TS4 Continuing your career

During this final TS training events, ESRs will focus on their careers after the network project. In workshops, they will explore different career options and receive training applying for work in academic, industry or public sectors, interview techniques as well as in grant writing.

Organized by Utrecht, Utrecht Project month 36

K5 International Open Conference

For the final training event, an international conference will be organized at which both network members and external experts will speak or present posters. The conference will be mainly organized by the ESRs themselves and will serve multiple goals. First, it will be an optimal platform to disseminate scientific output of individual ESR projects among scientific peers. Second, inviting other leading researchers from the field will enhance the continuation of scientific dialogue outside the network. Finally, the experience of planning a scientific program and organising a conference will provide the ESRs with an important learning opportunity, as they will put previously acquired skills (e.g. public dissemination, project planning, presenting in public) into practice.

Organized by all partners, Nijmegen Project month 42