ELIXIR-GOBLET Train the Trainer

3 - 5 July 2024 Three days, Belval, Luxembourg Registration currently closed.


This course introduces trainers in the life sciences to learning principles, training techniques, lesson, session, course, and material design as well as assessment and feedback. This course has been developed for trainers in the bioinformatics but is suitable for all trainers and educators in higher education. It is part of the ELIXIR Train the Trainer programme and is organised together with the de.NBI, the German ELIXIR node that also handles the registration. Please also check their site.

The course will run from 3 July to 5 July 2024 and is organized by ELIXIR-Germany and ELIXIR-Luxembourg.

PhD candidates that enrolled through the Doctoral School for Science and Engineering (DSSE) will receive 1 ECTS, which requires handing in a short project and completing the course in full.

Learning Objectives

  • To get acquainted with learning principles and how they apply to training
  • To be able to select and utilise training techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation
  • To learn how to use assessment and feedback in training
  • To learn about session, course, and materials design

Learning Outcomes

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


Participants in this course are involved in teaching or training to scientists, Master-level and above. Attendees should be equipped with a personal laptop.


The course will have four sessions, spread across three days.

  • Session 1: Principles of learning and how they apply to training
  • Session 2: Training techniques for enhancing learner engagement and participation
  • Session 3: Design of engaging sessions, materials and courses
  • Session 4: Assessment and feedback in training


Registration is currently open.


Helena Schnitzer (CAU / ELIXIR Germany)

Daniel Wibberg (CAU / ELIXIR Germany)

Renato Alves (EMBL)

Roland Krause (ELIXIR Luxembourg)


Daniel Wibberg


Belval, Luxembourg


Daniel Wibberg

Roland Krause