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)

With Chan Zuckerberg Initiative funding awarded to Global BioImaging in 2020, new training opportunites in multiple avenues including core facility management, image data, and novel biological and biomedical imaging technologies and their applications are being prepared and offered to managers and staff of imaging infrastructures and imaging core facilities 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
Course Image data: data management, standard image file format for sharing big image data in the cloud, and image data repositories 27 Jan 2021 29 Jan 2021
Lecture Image repositories: BioImage Archive & Electron Microscopy Public Image Archive (EMPIAR) 28 Jan 2021
Lecture series Bangalore Microscopy Lectures 2021 25 Jan 2021 12 Jul 2021
Course Soft skills in imaging core facilities: corporate partnerships, efficient time management, and getting your message across 12 Apr 2021 14 Apr 2021
Webinar series Global BioImaging-ZEISS webinar series in Light Microscopy 30 Mar 2021 22 Jun 2021