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HBP Curriculum Workshops address early-career researchers who wish to gain knowledge outside their area of specialisation or learn more about ethical implications of their field, intellectual property rights, or the exploitation of research results.

In 2019, there are four workshops for non-specialists (e.g. for neuroscientists who would like to understand the basics of computing) that focus on the HBP core disciplines neuroscience, brain-related medicine and computer science. In addition, two workshops are offered on transversal competencies relevant to the objectives of the HBP, such as ethical issues raised by scientific research, intellectual property rights and management, as well as organisational solutions for the exploitation of research results.





The workshops address early career researchers who want to gain knowledge outside their area of specialisation or who are interested in learning about ethical challenges or intellectual property rights.



Application is open to the entire student community and early career researchers, regardless of whether they are affiliated with the Human Brain Project or not. All early-career scientists are encouraged to participate and it is aimed to achieve equal representation of all sexes.
A maximum of 30 participants per workshop will be selected by the Scientific Chair and the HBP Education Programme in a competitive selection process based on academic merit. Participants are required to submit a CV and a motivation letter with their application.

Download the application guidelines



Regsitration fee per workshop: € 250,00. 
The fee does not include travel and accommodation. Fees will be collected after participants have been selected. Registration fee waivers were available for a limited number of participants per workshop. Participants could apply for fee waivers prior to the application deadline by sending an email to the organisers.

Please check with your supervisor how your institution can support you with regard to expenses for the attendance of the workshops. Further information about organizations offering travel support can also be found on our website



Notice of cancellation has to be sent via email to the HBP Education Programme Office. The policy for refunding registration fees is as follows:

Written cancellation received:
60 days before the event: 80% refund
59-30 days before the event: 50% refund
29-1 days before the event: no refund

No refunds will be granted for unattended events or early termination of attendance, in case of cancellation of speakers, or any other incidents during the event that are beyond the control of the organisers. 

In the event that the conference cannot be held or is postponed due to events beyond the control of the conference organisers (force majeure) or due to events that are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the conference organisers, the conference organisers cannot be held liable by delegates for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, costs for additional orders, financial losses, etc.




A poster session will be organised at each workshop. Participants who want to present their research in the poster session, have to submit an abstract with their application.



Participants have the possibility of taking an exam related to the online content of the courses. Upon successful completion, ECTS credits can be awarded. The credits are awarded by the Medical University of Innsbruck / Austria (MUI) if the following conditions are fulfilled:

• Full attendance of one workshop
• Registration for HBP Online Course on Interdisciplinary Brain Science via e-mail to curriculum.edu@humanbrainproject.eu, stating which online course(s) you would like to attend
• Attendance of the online course(s)
• Successful completion of exam(s)

In total, it is possible to achieve a maximum of 12 ECTS credits for all 6 courses.

The credits for the 5 courses are distributed as follows:
• Brain medicine for non-specialists: 2.5 ECTS
• Neurobiology for non-specialists - Basic: 1 ECTS; Advanced: 1 ECTS –> total: 2 ECTS*
(* It is possible to only take the Basic exam, or both Basics and Advanced, but not only the Advanced exam.)
• ICT for non-specialists: 1.5 ECTS
• Cognitive systems for non-specialists: 2 ECTS
• Research, ethics and societal impact: 1.5 ECTS
• Intellectual property rights, translation and exploitation of research: 2.5 ECTS

Examination fee: € 30 (per exam).



Currently there is no open Call for Expression of Interest (CEoI). 
Download the HBP General Call Guidelines for workshops for more information.



Research, ethics and societal impact


Neurobiology for non-specialists
ICT for non-specialists
Brain medicine for non-specialists
Entrepreneruship in neuroscience