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Previous HBM4EU trainings


  • Workshop on ‘ Obtaining health information for HBM studies from different sources

An online training workshop on ‘ Obtaining health information for HBM studies from different sources’ organised by HBM4EU partners will take place on the 4-5 October 2021 (afternoon sessions from 13:00 – 17:00 CET). Registration is now open by clicking here.

The training, led by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) and the School of Medicine Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM) University of Granada ((UGR, Spain) falls under WP11 –  Linking HBM, health surveys and registers and WP 14 – Effect biomarkers.

It focuses on different ways to obtain additional health information for a HBM study through combining it to the existing health survey, including collection and analysis of effect biomarkers, and possibilities to link HBM studies to administrative health registers/routine health data collections.

You will learn:

  • how health information can be obtained for HBM studies
  • what are effect biomarkers and how they could be obtained and used in HBM studies

Further information on the programme please click here.




  • Workshop on Results on the HBM4EU’s chromate occupational study

“Cr(VI) is a carcinogen to which people may be exposed in the workplace. Although Cr(VI) compounds are subject to authorisation under Regulation (EC 1907/2006) concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction  of Chemicals (REACH), these compounds are still widely used in different applications, especially in surface treatment of different metallic objects. In addition, workers may be exposed to Cr(VI) formed during hot processes, such as welding.

HBM4EU chromate study evaluated the occupational exposure to Cr(VI) in surface treatment activities and welding in eight different countries in Europe. The study included approximately 40 companies and in total of almost 580 workers and control subjects.  Research brief of the study is available here.

The first results of the study are presented in this webinar targeted specifically to industry, workers representatives, regulatory agencies and policy makers. The specific objectives of the webinar are:

  • Inform on the results of the HBM4EU Chromate study.
  • Give recommendations to workplaces on the monitoring of CrVI exposure.
  • Provide information that support policy action.
  • Support the science to policy framework.

Yo can find the programme here.


  • 3rd HBM4EU Training School: 

The 3rd HBM4EU training school was held on 17 – 21 June 2019 at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. You can find the programme here.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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

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: