Workshops offered at all four CEPLAS partner institutions are open to CEPLAS doctoral and postdoctoral researchers (subject to space availability). For a complete list of courses available at CEPLAS partner institutions, please check the official websites (e.g. iGRAD, GSfBS, AMGC, UoC Postdoc Programme, HeRA). Internal training programmes of HHU, UoC and FZJ available in the members section. Please see as well our course archive, as several of the courses will be offered annually. 

Below are examples of upcoming courses. These are allocated to core competencies expected  of graduate researchers and postdocs, based on definitions from the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). You are encouraged to learn more about the core competencies  and explore related resources

1. Discipline-specific conceptual knowledge

Currently no courses listed.

Nach oben

2. Research Skill Development

Gentechnische Arbeiten in gentechnischen Anlagen

12/12/2019 - 13/12/2019

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Individual statistical consultation

Date: tba

Individual statistical consultation: If you are facing statistical or bioinformatic problems you can always contact the Center for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CBiBs) for individual consultation. Please write an E-Mail to CBiBs and ask for a consultation date. CEPLAS will cover the costs that might be charged.

Nach oben

3. Communication Skills

Get into Teaching

07/11/2019 - 08/11/2019

Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Hochschuldidaktik (in German)

Date: tba

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Angebote der Hochschuldidaktik der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Angebote des Zentrums für Hochschuldidaktik der Universität zu Köln

Nach oben

4. Professionalism

Goodbye academia? It has been a pleasure

21/10/2019 - 22/10/2019

Participants: Postdocs in the life and natural sciences

Success in Companies

24/10/2019 - 25/10/2019

Participants: Doctoral researchers and postdocs

Nach oben

5. Leadership and Management Skills

Projektmanagement für promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen (in German)

16/10/2019 - 29/10/2019

Participants: Postdocs

Führungskompetenzen für Promotionsbetreuende und promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen

25/10/2019 - 26/10/2019

Participants: Postdocs, Junior Group Leaders, Junior Professors

Time Management - Get More done with Less Effort

28/10/2019 - 29/10/2019

Participants: Doctoral researchers and Postdocs

Nach oben

6. Responsible Conduct of Research

Gute Wissenschaftliche Praxis für promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen


Participants: Postdocs

Gute Wissenschaftliche Praxis für Promovierende/Postdocs (in German)


Participants: Doctoral Researchers and Postdocs

Nach oben

Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich