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Scientific Information bootcamp


You are able to search for and manage scientific information, making optimal use of current (technological) possibilities, for research and education purposes.


Systematically searching for scientific information, formulating a problem statement, knowledge and choice of (referring, informing) sources, writing references, reference managers and information management, citation indexes, open access publishing and visibility. These subjects are first treated in general, later focused on the particular search strategy of the participant.

  • Course code

    SI-1806, SI-1810

  • Programme is for

    First-year PhD-candidates from UT.

  • ECTS

    The studyload for this course is equivalent to 0.5 ECTS

  • Date

    This course is offered 6 times per year. An extra 7th bootcamp has been added on November 23, 2023. This is an online course. 

    The specific time and place of the meeting will be shared 2 weeks ahead of time. 

    Participants will be informed about the course and the prepatory assignments via email and receive an invite to the Canvas. During the first meeting further information will be provided for the following assignments.

  • Time

    The course will take 1 whole (mandatory) day and approximately 10 hours home study for the assignments.

  • Location

    The course will take place in the U park hotel, with the exception of the date in September 2023 and 2024. This date the course will be held online only.

    November 23, 2023 an extra online bootcamp has been added.

  • Course fee

    This training will be paid from central funds. However, if you register and withdraw less than 1 week before it starts, your supervisor will be informed and asked to pay.

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum of 50 participants.

  • Trainers

    LISA qualified teachers 

  • Course materials

    Will be provided during the training.

  • Requirements

    English language proficiency at level CEF B2 or higher (Common European Framework) is required.

  • Please note

    Please note; It is prohibited to sign up for a course more than once. Any double bookings will be cancelled.

H.L.C. Otter (Henriëtte) for organizational matters
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