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The RItrainPlus staff and knowledge exchange programme aims to share the wealth of knowledge and best practices between managers and operators of RIs and CFs. Staff visits and secondments concentrate foremost on the learning objectives whilst using flexible models to ensure suitability and accessibility.

A staff visit might be suitable for you if you are a manager or operator seeking specific knowledge and insight and would like to visit an RI or CF with specialist expertise in a particular field to learn from experts in the host RI or CF. Or alternatively, two (or more) staff of an RI or CF get together to explore solutions to a common problem in an informal setting. Staff visits are typically 2-3 days and can take place virtually or face-to-face.

Secondments are significantly longer (up to 6 weeks) in order to gain in-depth and ‘on the job’ experience with a specific goal in mind (for example, setting up a new service, developing a new strategy or business model).
There are a limited number of travel grants (maximum 500 EUR per grant) available to support staff visits and secondments if financial means are a barrier to access.

Find more information about the staff and knowledge exchange programme, including how to apply for travel grants contact the EMBL-EBI training team on euprojects@ebi.ac.uk

Below you can browse the profiles of the RIs/CFs that are able to receive staff visitors and secondees. If you have found a suitable match we encourage you to get in touch with the contact directly to discuss your needs.

Staff Visits at EMBL-EBI

Staff visits are an excellent opportunity to share knowledge and experience and to learn from each other in order to improve our work and the quality of our courses. Staff visits enable us to expand our network and engage in new collaborations to develop training courses and materials.

Staff Visits at ELIXIR

ELIXIR sees high value and an excellent opportunity in staff visit and knowledge exchange programmes, allowing to learn and improve processes and their quality. It enables individuals and the organisation to grow, expand its network and engage in new collaborations and projects. ELIXIR collaborates with the EMMRI presenting the ELIXIR Use case in the following modules: Leadership, Strategic Management, Financial Sustainability. Resources Management in addition to funding ELIXIR Node staff to attend and is keen to widen the audience for these activities.