ELIXIR-GOBLET Train-the-Trainer

Date 8 - 11 March 2022
Speaker(s) Allegra Via, Renato Alves, Lisanna Paladin and Patricia Palagi
Cancellation deadline 1 Mar 2022
City Streamed

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This course offers guidance, ideas and tips for designing training/teaching, development and delivery on training activities, all based on research-driven educational principles. This course will cover 4 main topics:

  • learning principles and how they apply to education and training;
  • teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation;
  • design of lessons, course and materials;
  • assessment and feedback in training and teaching.

Examples and discussions will also focus on the challenges presented by academic teaching.


This course is addressed to scientists:

  • with some to little or no teaching experience,
  • who want to become a teacher or a better one, and
  • who believe teaching is - or may become - a relevant aspect of their professional development.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  • tell which learning principles a good trainer should have in mind
  • describe at least three training techniques drawing on learning principles
  • design a training session and a course
  • develop assessment questionnaires
  • tell what types of material are needed for each part of a training session


Knowledge / competencies

This course is designed for scientists with some to little or no teaching experience.


You don't need to bring a computer. It's all based on human interactions.


This course is free of charges. It is partially sponsored by ELIXIR.

Applications will close once the places will be filled. Deadline for registration and cancellation is set to 01/03/2022. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.

You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.

While participants are registered on a first come, first serve basis, exceptions may be made to ensure diversity and equity, and that SIB and .

Venue and Time

This course will be streamed.

The course will start at 9:00 CET and end around 12:30 CET each day. Precise information will be provided to the participants in due time.

Additional information

Coordination: Patricia Palagi, SIB Training Group.

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SIB abides by the ELIXIR Code of Conduct. Participants of SIB courses are also required to abide by the same code.

For more information, please contact training@sib.swiss.

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