ELIXIR-GOBLET Train-the-Trainer

13 - 15 September 2023
Trippelrummet, Navet, BMC Uppsala, Husargatan 3

Fee 2000 SEK

The course is highly interactive and hence it is important that you, as a participant, actively contribute to all sessions and elements of the course.


 Target audience

This course is suited for whoever is interested in becoming a trainer/instructor, or improving their training skills. If you have questions like the following ones, this course may be very helpful to you.

  • How learning works?
  • How can I use learning principles and theories to improve my teaching/training?
  • How can I make my teaching/training more engaging and effective?
  • How should I adjust my teaching/training to different types of learners?
  • How can I assess whether my students are actually understanding my lessons? Are they actually learning?
  • What is the best balance between theory and practice?
  • How can I best assess whether learning is occurring and/or has occurred?
  • What works in a classroom and what doesn’t?


By participating you will be agreeing to the ELIXIR Code of Conduct.


 Covered topics

During this course, you will learn about:

  1. Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching
  2. Design and plan session, course, materials
  3. Teaching techniques that can be used to enhance learner engagement and participation
  4. Assessment and feedback in training and teaching


 Learning objectives

  • To get acquainted with Learning principles and how they apply to training
  • To be able to select and use training techniques that can help 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

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Name learning principles that a good teacher/instructor should have in mind
  • Describe at least three training techniques, drawing on learning principles
  • Design a training session and a course
  • Develop assessment questionnaires
  • Enumerate types of materials needed for each part of a training session or course


format.png   Format

The course will be given onsite in Uppsala, see schedule below. The course consists of lectures interlaced with short interactive exercises and discussions in groups.

We do not require you to buy a companion book, all material will be provided during the course.



We will accept a maximum of 25 participants. Priority will be given to applicants from the SciLifeLab infrastructures, institutes and organisations across the Nordic research community, and to participants from Nordic ELIXIR nodes.



The registration fee for this course is 2000 SEK. You can register for the course here.

Deadline for applying to the course is 21st of August. You will receive notification regarding acceptance to the course or if you are on the reserve list no later than one week after the closing of the registration.

Note! If you are accepted and decide not to attend without communicating the reason for the no-show with us latest on the 8th of September, we will invoice a no-show-fee of 2000 SEK. The invoicing information needs to be included in the registration in order to guarantee your spot in the training event, if you are to be accepted. By giving the invoice information you hereby confirm that the group leader/PI/manager has given a consent regarding your possible participation in the Training event. NOTE – Uppsala University cannot invoice individuals.



The session hours are in Central European Summer Time (CEST) zone. There will be fika breaks during the days.

 Date  Date and Time  Content

 Sep 13

 10.00 - 17.00

 [Session 1]: Learning principles and how they apply to training and teaching
 Sep 14  9.00 - 12.30  [Session 2]: Design and plan session, course, materials
   14.00 - 17.30  [Session 3]: Training techniques that to enhance learner engagement and participation
 Sep 15  9.00 - 12.30  [Session 4]: Assessment and feedback in training and teaching


  Course staff


Jessica Lindvall (ELIXIR-SE, SciLifeLab Training Hub, Sweden)

Nina Norgren (ELIXIR-SE, SciLifeLab Training Hub, Sweden)

Erin Calhoun (ELIXIR-NO, Norway)




SciLifeLab Training Hub



For queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at traininghub@scilifelab.se

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