The purpose of this workpackage is to assess the state of the art in terms of currently available teaching methodologies and tools (including, but not limited to, electronic learning and teaching platforms as well as participant tracking), with the aim of applying them effectively to a future European training platform in drug development for all relevant stakeholders in medicines research. Specific attention will be given to available or future open source solutions.

The ultimate goal is to use these technologies, and new ones as they are developed, to train a flexible and mobile workforce for European medicines research. By creating a central catalogue of tools, resources and methods that can be used by IMI E&T Programmes and future programmes to share best working practice, we aim to stimulate the integration of new learning and teaching methodologies into their respective training programmes. Once we have completed this initial information-gathering exercise, we will work with representatives from the other IMI education and training call topics to determine:

  1. how to incorporate effective and relevant teaching methodologies and tools into the programmes that are being developed
  2. how to maintain a ‘teaching technology and methodology’ watch to ensure that future IMI education and training initiatives keep pace with developments in pedagogy
  3. how to develop new tools if necessary for use by current and future IMI call topics.

WP Leader: ELIXIR (EMBL-EBI) and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and Sanofi-Aventis

Coordinating Persons

cath_brooksbank Work Package Leader
Catherine Brooksbank, EMBL-EBI, ELIXIR

clairejohnson100 Work Package Co-Leader
Claire Johnson, EMBL-EBI, ELIXIR

Oliver Coenenberg Work Package Co-Leader
Oliver Coenenberg, Sanofi-Aventis

Completion status

Work Package 8