PhD Courses

AIMMS research groups participate in research schools and institutes with excellent PhD education programmes. (Inter)national PhD courses are offered within the frameworks of HRSMC, - BioSB, LACDR, and other related research schools and institutes. Moreover, AIMMS PhD students participate in high quality summer schools from national and international organizations, e.g. from HRSMC-IRTG and ULLA.

Scientific Integrity Course

The aims of this obligatory course are to:
a)    introduce you to the topic research integrity;
b)    help you identifying any potential grey areas in your research field;
c)    stimulate an open discussion of research integrity matters on the work floor.

Before the first meeting PhD students need to prepare:
1.    Study the brochure “On being a scientist”.  Available on Surfdrive.
2.    Complete the online course Research Integrity. If you have any technical problems with the online course, please contact Marjet Elemans:

In the brochure you will find the details of this preparation.

Surfdrive will be used to distribute documents to the participants and for the participants to submit certificates and reports to the course coordinators. To access Surfdrive you will need to log in on Surfdrive and make use of a VU email address (not a VU student email address).

The date of the next course on Scientific Integrity for PhDs will follow in due time.

For further questions, please contact Mieke Noordam ( or Nelleke van den Broek-Honingh (