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.

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2. Research Skill Development

Currently no courses listed.

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3. Communication Skills

Currently no courses listed.

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4. Professionalism

Goodbye academia? It has been a pleasure

21/10/2019 - 22/10/2019

Participants: Postdocs in the life and natural sciences

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5. Leadership and Management Skills

Project management for postdocs and supervisors

12/06/2019 - 19/06/2019

Participants: Postdocs

How to start your own lab?

12/07/2019 - 17/03/2019

The toolkit for academic success: Funding, Science and People

Participants: advanced Postdocs, junior research group leaders and junior professors of all research areas

Führungskompetenzen für Promotionsbetreuende und promovierte Wissenschaftler/innen

25/10/2019 - 26/10/2019

Participants: Postdocs, Junior Group Leaders, Junior Professors

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6. Responsible Conduct of Research

Good Scientific Practice for postdocs and supervisors


Participants: Postdocs of all research areas

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