Core courses

This course aims to help you to write a grant-writing: it will happen via a video conference, so you will get an individual feedback on your proposals.

The course combines initial lecture time and group discussion with one-on-one consulting sessions.

The instructor will split her time between all proposals, meaning that the time of consulting will be shared between participants. However, the level of support you will receive is higher than that in a standard workshop. So you should get a great benefit from this course!

These sessions will take place during lunchtime (5 sessions from 1pm to 2 pm on June 30, July 1, 4, 5 & 6) via video conference lectures of 45 mins + 2 one-on-one email coaching sessions  and 1 final feedback session. The course will be taught in English.

3 days of training on Lab Management: May 31, June 1 & 2, 2016.
Caution! We'll ask selected postdocs to commit themselves to attend this session during the 3 days.
The Training Unit will contact their supervisors to get their authorization.

This theoretical and practical training is an introduction to image processing and analysis using the Image J software.
This course will be taught in French.


Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

This 3-hour training session will cover aspects such as: definition of scientific integrity, different types of scientific fraud and misconduct, their frequency and consequences, and also discuss good research practices and the importance of a responsible research for science and society. Plenty of time will be left for discussion in order to get feedback from the participants’ own experience.


Two sessions of 15 people maxi. each on January 11th 2016 from 9:00am to 12:15pm

This course will be taught in English.

Excellent science is not enough for writing a successful research application. To get funded, you also need excellent grantsmanship, or grant writing skills. Reviewers often say that many wonderful projects don’t get funded because the idea was not communicated convincingly or clearly enough. So how do you make sure the advantages of your work are understood and appreciated?

This workshop will train you in the rhetorical and communication skills specific to grant writing.

This course will be taught in English.

We're pleased to invite you to take this 1-day training course to prepare you to give a great elevator pitch.

The U900 offers an introduction to data analysis with R for people of the Institut Curie, Centre for Research and Medical Section. The program includes an introduction:

            - Approaches in biostatistics and research, explaining to participants the principles, methodologies, use of statistical methods and applications in biology and clinical research.
            - courses on software R will be delivered in the form of additional exercises. The basis of the programming language R will be discussed and statistical approaches presented in the theoretical part will be implemented.

The objective of this new course is to initiate and make researchers sensitive to legal aspects of their job:

1 - Law in the day to day acts of a researcher: the French National charter for the research integrity; protection of the research results;
2 – The research contracts.

This theoretical and practical training is an introduction to image processing and analysis using the Image J software.

Organizer: Patricia Le Baccon

How to structure a paper, convey your scientific message accurately and in polished English?
How to improve writing skills in general and develop an understanding of what is expected from an editorial point of view?

Organizer: Andrew Moore, Editor in Chief, BioEssays, Weinheim, Germany