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 trainings:

The 2nd HBM4EU Training School 

The 2nd training school will take place in Nijmegen, The Netherlands between 19 – 23rd November 2018.

Please click here to find the programme.

If you have further questions, please contact

The courses is now closed for registration.


Past trainings:

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.


External Training Opportunities

Future trainings:

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 are open until 15 January 2019. You can click here to apply. Decisions on acceptance will be announced after the 15 February 2019. Any enquiry can be addressed to

Past trainings:

International course in Occupational Toxicology

An international course in Occupational Toxicology was held:

  • in Nijmegen, the Netherlands from 28 May to 1 June 2018; and
  • in Dortmund and Bochum, Germany from 4 to 8 June 2018.

A flyer outlines the preliminary programme. More information can be found at


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: