International Training Courses for Core Facility Staff

During the last two decades, facility management has developed as a new career opportunity for scientists in numerous public research institutes and universities around the globe.

However, a clear curriculum or educational program for facility staff is still missing in most places. The Global BioImaging network aims at addressing this gap by either organising or promoting training courses for imaging core facility staff, with particular reference on the subjects of facility management and image data tools.

The goal is to develop a new educational program for facility staff while stimulating networking and international cooperation.

In the course of 2016 and 2018, thanks to European H2020 funding, Global BioImaging has organised 5 training courses on the topics of:

  • Management and Operation of Imaging Core Facilities
  • Challenges in Image Data Management and Analysis
  • BioImage Analysis (co-organization by Global BioImaging and Japan's ABiS)

While aiming at organising more courses in the future, Global BioImaging currently advertises training opportunites for managers and staff as indicated in the table below.

Global BioImaging has also developed an international recommendation on training courses for facility staff, which can be downloaded from the attachments on the side. The recommendation has been prepared by an international panel of experts and describes a general out-set of training courses for core facility staff, with a focus on imaging facility management and administration.

Courses & Workshops

Location Course / Workshop Date
EMBL Heidelberg Advanced Methods in Bioimage Analysis 03 Oct 2020 09 Oct 2020
Online course Image data: data management, cloud-based sharing, and image data repositories 27 Jan 2021 29 Jan 2021
Online lecture Electron Microscopy Public Image Archive (EMPIAR) & BioImage Archive 29 Jan 2021
Online course Bangalore Microscopy Course 25 Jan 2021 14 Jun 2021