Empowering Young Researchers Within the Post-Truth Era

Once or twice a year, core knowledge is covered at national and international level. At that occasion, young researchers have the opportunity to meet their peers and face the challenges of oral presentations and posters.

Probity, misconducts, fraud, science communication, social media are rarely the focus of a whole session and are at best addressed at the edge. Most of the time, training focus for young researchers rightfully tackles grant writing skills, lab skills, oral communication and paper writing skills.

Nevertheless, secondary but critical aspects seem to be missing during these meetings. “Skills4Science” intends to tackle topics that do not emerge during conventional scientific congresses and to particularly empower young researchers.

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Skills4Science Master Class

We empower young researchers within the post-truth era.

Be the front-runner in revamping PhD educational programs and increase the excellence and reputation of your institution.

1/2 day training module

This S4S training aims at presenting impact factors, h-index, citations and grasping authorship rules. It promotes learning that focuses on discovering ORCID. The learning objective of this training is to understand metrics in life science and know their limitations.

The research integrity S4S training proposes case studies and self-evaluation. It shows the revolving doors, filling in a conflict of interest and basic research integrity. The learning objective of this training is to identify wrong behaviours (e.g. misconducts) and define reproducible research.

In this S4S training tools such as “Altmetrics” are presented as well as a personal publication on a database and Twitter to measure 3Rs. This social media training is not to make the scientists “better” twitter users, it is rather to analyse, discuss social media’s influence in science and how it currently challenges researchers.

This training provides participants with a “toolkit” to start entrepeneurship in life sciences. It aims to make the internet users New Innovators. The Internet enables people to take the floor, open debates and put together new ideas. People want to make the most of this opportunity and they are becoming more active, expressing themselves and interacting with others worldwide. The learning objective of this training is to learn what is the IT infrastructure required to work digitally. To learn to draft agendas, take minutes and to chair meetings and conference calls are good skills that one can acquire during a PhD and that can get the career in the private sector off to a good start.

In this training participants will work on their personal CVs to spot common mistakes, to design their own brand, personalize the soft and hard skills they have, learn about open source CV creators (Europass) & euraxess job site while creating career strategy and utilizing the resources available. The learning objective of this training is to build and assess your own skills, to self-evaluate the level of digital competence and facilitate the job search.

This S4S training inform participants on how to 1) identify built-up controversies in life sciences and public health, and 2) establish trust with the public. The learning objective is to understand general pattern of scientific controversies and identify situation of conflict of interest.

Full day training module

This training teaches you through online platform, organise structured and moderated discussions (with poignant statements) on tips to talk with colleagues about scientific integrity. At this training the participants will learn to positively influence colleagues and collaborators on research related behaviour, attitude or intellectual capacity.

This training will teach you about actors, institutions, pressure participants, ideas and context as well as gender balance in decision making. Its learning objective is to explain the EU policy environment.

In this training one will identify challenges between the two communities (scientists and policy makers) and provide the evidence in an appropriate manner. Its aim is to bridge gap between science and policy makers.

In this training, you will learn how to visualize concepts and shape ideas with confidence. You will no longer hesitate to intervene in a meeting, produce illustrative schemes, or present with flipcharts instead of PowerPoint slides.

This training aims at the development of personal communication in order to achieve a clear transmission of a complex message to different target groups. It focuses on exploring new mechanisms to public speaking in different situations and targets. The training will strengthen the presentation skills of the participants and show new ways to share the knowledge through channels. The learning objective of this training is to reinforce the way of self-communication and the self-believe.


This training aims to raise awareness on gender bias and explain why diversity produces stonger research. The objectives are to identify and prevent gender bias situation. Moreover, the participant will be confronted to PhD gender gap, introduction bias – gender bias, pay disparity and harassment at the workplace.


  • Research institutes
  • PhD committee
  • Reasearch boards
  • Schools of doctorate

From 10 to 20 participants

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