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 will include 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.   The 2018 training programme will be made available in November 2017, and is intended to serve the HBM4EU partners. Certain events may be made open to external participants, on the basis of availability.



The 1st HBM4EU Training School will provide the participants with;
• Basic Training on Human Biological Monitoring and
• Advanced courses on topics like data management, ethics and laboratory practices

The training is currently postponed till after spring 2018. Further details will be available on this page by mid-March.


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

Adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) – principles and applications in toxicology and health risk assessment, November 6-10, 2017

The course is intended for PhD students and other participants from academia as well as participants from authorities and industry.

Application deadline: September 8, 2017

For applications and for further information see:

International course in Occupational Toxicology

An international course in Occupational Toxicology is foreseen for 2018.

The course will be 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

It is possible to register for one or two weeks, at a fee of 1,500 EURO per week. PhD-students can participate at a reduced fee of 550 EURO per week.

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: