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The HBP Education Programme has developed a distance learning course programme, the HBP Curriculum. The courses aim at addressing students outside their area of specialisation (e.g. neuroscience for computer scientists). This is complemented by offering teaching in transversal competencies relevant to the project‘s goals, such as research ethics, broader ethical issues raised by scientific research, IPR management or legal and organisational solutions for exploiting project results.

Five courses are available online: 

Specialist courses for non-experts:

  • Brain medicine for non-specialists 
  • ICT for non-specialists
  • Neurobiology for non-specialists

Complementary courses:

  • Research, ethics and societal impact
  • Intellectual property rights, translation and exploitation of research





Each course will be completed by a short face-to-face workshop as a supplement to the respective online course. It is recommended for workshop participants to attend the online course as a basis for the workshop. 

Video lectures are publicly available. Each online lecture will be supplemented by a discussion forum and additional learning material for each course. 

The courses are open to the whole community, regardless of affiliation with the HBP or not, but especially target the following groups:

  • Master students already carrying out research
  • PHD students 
  • Researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the past three years at the time of their application for training