The broad range of national experience held by HBM4EU partners will contribute a diversity of skills and solid expertise to training and capacity activities. We will generate added value in terms of increased scientific excellence, through an exchange of expertise, including training to promote the use of common methods and protocols. In this way, the HBM4EU will promote the adoption of best practice in HBM activities across Europe.

The HBM4EU training programme includes both basic courses, targeted courses, workshops, and train-the-trainer sessions, as well as capacity building for PhD students. The programme is being developed on the basis of a survey of needs of HBM4EU partners, matched against available training capacities and is intended to serve the HBM4EU partners. Certain events may be made open to external participants, on the basis of availability.


Future HBM4EU trainings

The 3rd HBM4EU Training School: 

The 3rd HBM4EU training school will be held on 17 – 21 June 2019 at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The registration will be open between 15 April – 1 June 2019. Please notice the early bird registration deadline on 30 April 2019. Please click here to find the pre-announcement for further details and find the preliminary programme here.

You can submit your registration here.

Questions that you may have can be sent to


Past HBM4EU trainings

The 2nd HBM4EU Training School:

The 2nd training school was held on 19 – 23rd November 2018 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. You can see the programme here. Questions that you may have can be sent to

1st HBM4EU Training School:

The 1st HBM4EU Training School was held on 18 – 22 June 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. You can see the programme here. Questions that you may have can be sent to

HBM4EU webinar on ethics:

A webinar on ethics requirements under HBM4EU was held on 12 June 2017. The webinar was recorded and is available for viewing here.


Future external training opportunities

JRC Summer School 2019: Non-Animal Approaches in Science – Challenges & Future Directions, JRC Ispra 21-24 May 2019

The Summer School on “Non-Animal Approaches in Science: Challenges and Future Directions” intends to share knowledge and experience on the latest non-animal approaches used in research and testing including in vitro methods and computational modelling.  It is tailored for post-graduate students (PhD/Master) and young scientists, active in fields related to toxicology, biomedical research, alternative methods, exposure science, or risk assessment.

Please find the draft agenda here. Applications closed on 15 January 2019.  Any enquiry can be addressed to

Online course on Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs):


An Online course has been developed to promote knowledge of and participation in the AOP process, including submissions to the AOP Wiki.

The course was designed and developed by etioLogic, LLC for the Human Toxicology Project Consortium ( and is freely available to any and every one. The course can be downloaded as zip files from or run directly online by clicking on the links below.

For an overview and historical perspective of the AOP framework, click here:
For training on the AOP-Wiki, click here:

For questions or suggestions regarding the course, please contact the course sponsor via the e-mail address available at: