Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Candidates at the Faculty of Biology (Dr. rer. nat.) have to attend a minimum of 3 workshops in 3 years. Candidates at the Faculty of Medicine should attend a minimum of 2 workshops during the BIOME year.

Workshops organised by BIOME have an attendance list which should be signed and then the participation is noted in the BIOME data bank. Attendance at non-BIOME workshops can be noted on and countersigned by the trainer on the Workshop Attendance Sheet which can be downloaded below or can be proved by the submission of a certificate issued by the hosting organisation.

The soft skill requirement is waivered for ELAN candidates (who receive similar training in modules 1, 3 and 4 of the ELAN programme). Similarly, participation in the intensive one-year DiMento programme fulfils the BIOME soft skill requirement entirely. Nevertheless, these members are welcome to register for any workshops of interest they may wish to attend.

Soft Skill Workshop Attendance Sheet

Ruhr University Collaborations

Soft Skill Programmes - Overview

Ongoing Graduate Center Plus

The soft skill programme at the University of Duisburg-Essen is provided by the Graduate Center Plus. For regular feeds about soft skill courses, please subscribe to the GC Plus mailing list!

Graduate Center Plus

Ongoing Research Academy Ruhr

The Research Academy Ruhr pools and develops qualification and support offers for advanced master students, doctoral researchers and postdoctoral researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr.

Research Academy Ruhr

Ongoing RUB Research School

Further courses of interest may also be found in collaboration with the Ruhr University Bochum. To register for RUB workshops, please contact Dr. Ursula Justus.

RUB Research School

Current Workshops of Interest

Selected Choice

Programme 2021Home Training Days

Within the Home Training Days series, GC Plus offers compact online workshops for doctoral researchers of all disciplines at the UDE. These workshops allow you to further develop your personal and academic skills remotely.
Host: GCPlus
Venue: Online
Registration: Via GCPlus website. Begins three weeks before the workshop date and runs for seven days.

Date Time Workshop
02+09.09.2021 14:00−17:00 Zeitmanagement
11.10.2021 10:00−17:00 Academic Writing  
10-11.11.2021 09:00-13:00 Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis
08-09.12.2021 09:00-12:30 Networking strategies for doctoral researchers
More information and registration

05-07.10.2021RAR Herbstakademie 2021

Take your time during the peak phase of your doctorate for workshops and discussions in a compact format. During our interdisciplinary Herbstakademie, you can prepare for the final phase of your doctoral thesis and for the time thereafter.
All workshops will be held in German.
Host: Research Academy Ruhr
Venue: Online
Registration: Via RAR website until 19.09.2021

Date Time Workshop
05.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Opening, talk and discussion
05.10.2021 12:30-13:00 Lunch Break - Meet other participants on
05.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Netzwerken in der Wissenschaft
05.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Stolpersteine und Möglichkeiten am Ende eines langen Weges: Die Dissertation veröffentlichen
06.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Übergangsphasen selbstbestimmt gestalten – Schritte zu mehr Resilienz
06.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Präsentieren wie die Profis
06.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Karriere(n) in der Wissenschaft
06.10.2021 12:30-13:00 Lunch Break - Meet other participants on
06.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Passende Karrierewege mit Doktorhut im Non Profit Sektor: NGOs, Stiftungen und Öffentlicher Dienst
06.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Den Abschluss finden – Schreibcoaching für die letzte Phase der Dissertation
06.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Karrierewege nach der Promotion
07.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Bewerben für den außeruniversitären Arbeitsmarkt
07.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Den Abschluss finden – Schreibcoaching für die letzte Phase der Dissertation
07.10.2021 08:30-12:30 Karriereweg Wissenschaftsmanagement – ein Einstieg
07.10.2021 12:30-13:00 Lunch Break - Meet other participants on
07.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Auf der sicheren Seite: Urheberrecht, Publikationswege und Lizenzierungsstrategien für Promovierende
07.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Die Disputation in (Online-)Präsenz erfolgreich meistern
07.10.2021 13:00-17:00 Drittmittel für die Wissenschaftskarriere
Herbstakademie workshop details and registration

2021BIOME Statistics and Data Visualisation Workshops

Our graduate school is delighted yet again to offer the popular annual BIOME concept workshops on biostatistics and data visualisation taught by Prof. Andreas Stang, the highly-experienced director of the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry und Epidemiology (IMIBE) at Universitätsklinikum Essen.
Target audience: BIOME members
Venues: 14.07.2021 - Online; 13.10.2021 and 10.11.2021 - Hörsaal der Verwaltung, 2. OG, Universitätsklinikum Essen (if possible)
Trainer: Prof. Andreas Stang, IMIBE
Language: English
Participants: Open

Date Time Workshop Link
14.07.2021 16:00-18:30 BIOME Statistics I:
Principles of descriptive and inferential statistics
13.10.2021 16:00-18:30 BIOME Statistics II:
Definition of the p-value
Fisher’s significance testing and Neyman-Pearson null hypothesis testing
10.11.2021 16:00-18:30 Data Visualisation:
Simplifying raw data for a clearer understanding
Detecting hidden trends, patterns and relationships
Identifying discrepancies, anomalies and outliers

Please note: For members of BIOME's Clinical Research core, these three workshops are part of the regular lecture curriculum.

2021Biostatistics (Plus)

BIOME members particularly interested in brushing up their deeper understanding of biostatistics are cordially invited to join any lecture of interest of the affiliated yet independently-managed programme PhD Epidemiology and Clinical Research which is based at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry und Epidemiology (IMIBE) at Universitätsklinikum Essen.
Target audience: BIOME members
Hosts: IMIBE and epi&cr
Venue: Online
Trainers: Various
Language: English

Current epi&cr programme

2021Consultation and Individual Coaching

Host: Graduate Center Plus

Do you need advice or would you like to exchange with other early career researchers? Join our "Open GC Plus Online Consultation", always Wednesdays from 10.00 to 11.00 a.m. via ZOOM. You will receive access to the ZOOM meeting room by e-mail to Please include a brief description of your questions in the e-mail. 

Our "Coaching Hour" offers you an additional opportunity to enter into a confidential dialogue on individual concerns. Further information on this offer can be found here. We offer this format by telephone or online by prior appointment. Please contact Valentina Vasilov for appointments:, 0201 183 3176.

OngoingYoung Entrepreneurs in Science

The aim of this programme is to open up new career and development perspectives for highly qualified scientists during or shortly after their doctorate. Through design, thinking, and interdisciplinary teamwork, the participants are encouraged to discover their existing skills and potential. Personal contact with founders and intrapreneurs from innovation-oriented companies also enables a practical examination of the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurial thinking doesn't start with the business plan. The approach is rather playful: "How much start-up is in your doctoral thesis?"

Format: Online workshops

Programme and Registration

Further Recommended Training Programmes

01-12.2021 DiMento for BIOME Doctorates

This collaboration project with UDE’s Career Service (ABZ) is aimed at all doctorates who wish to pursue a career in the German industry after their PhD. The one-year programme is open to both genders, with a focus on candidates with a diversity background.
Language: German (C1 or higher)
Venue: Universitätscampus Duisburg
Registration deadline: 15.11.2020


2021 UKE's Training Programme

Seminars within the categories 1, 3, 4 and 5 (specifically management and communication skills) of the further training programme at the Universitätsklinikum Essen are considered to be equivalent to other soft-skill workshops.

Programme 2021

Ongoing UDE's Career Service (ABZ)

Some of the wide-ranging workshops offered by UDE's Career Service may be of great interest and use to BIOME members. For regular feeds about these workshops, please subscribe to the Career Service's mailing list!

ABZ Programme

Ongoing Recommended Online Tutorials

Survival Language Courses

Ongoing German for Guest Scientists/Visiting Researchers

German language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) courses at different levels are offered to guest scientists and visiting researchers by the University of Duisburg-Essen's Institute for Optional Studies.
Contact and Registration:

IOS Language Courses

Ongoing German for International Medical Doctors

The Universitätsklinikum Essen offers a German course tailored to meet the needs of local international medical doctors. Aspects covered in this language course include:

  • Conversations with patients
  • Medical German for doctors
  • Themes and contents considered relevant by the participants in their professional day-to-day lives.
Contact and Registration

Ongoing University-Level English

The UDE PE programme provides university employees with the opportunity of attending English language courses to apply and improve their existing English language skills. The aim here is to acquire the foreign language at a higher level. The three levels of the individual courses (A2 to C1) correlate to those of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Contact: or

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