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Call for course registrations – July 2020

Information regarding methods and skills courses in times of the COVID-19 pandemic: all workshops are cancelled until 31 August if not indicated otherwise, please check the updated overviews of Methods and Skills courses. Courses already announced for June will, as far as possible, only be offered online – in that case the corresponding participants will be contacted by our Offices or the course instructors. Cancelled courses might be offered later this year, in case courses can take place again with participation in presence; courses that are offered twice a year (spring and autumn) will probably only be offered in autumn. Please check our webpage for updates.

Registration for methods and skills courses held online in July 2020 will be open from 1 May.Logo_GAUSS&GGNB You can register for courses taking place in July from 1-20 May; the slots will be allocated on 25 May.

Please check carefully for scheduling conflicts. Registration after 20 May is not possible, please do not contact the course instructors. All communication regarding the courses should be via the GAUSS or GGNB Office. In case you have registered but then need to cancel a course, you can still do so in StudIP before the end of May. From 1 June your participation will be binding and cancellation is only possible with a statement by your supervisor or your doctor’s attestation via an email to the office, not to the course instructors.

For a full list of courses scheduled for the summer semester 2020 please go to UniVZthe data are due to changes and therefore preliminary!

A detailed description on how to register for a course can be found here: Courses_Instructions_SoSe_2020

Note: For communication with the course instructor(s) before and after the course your name and e-mail address may be forwarded.

Skills courses:

Check the detailed course descriptions in UniVZ or Stud.IP before signing up as some courses require pre-work or follow-up work or have an unusual duration!

Trainer UniVZ Course ID S: GGNB GS: GAUSS Title of Course Credits Date Status Recommended for (early/middle/late PhD)
Rodnina, Marina 340159 S 24_2 Seminar on Good Scientific Practice 0.5 10 Jun
online registration closed
Stearns, Julie 340193 S 50 Voice and Body Coaching 1.0 16-17 Jun
online registration closed allTimes
Eulenburg, Nicole 340473 GS 14 Leadership Starter Kit 1.0 25-26 Jun
online registration closed late
Enke, Neela 340477 GS 18 Navigating difficult seas: professional communication, conflict management and negotiation 1.0 02-03 Jul online allTimes
Merkelbach, Matthias 340192 S 51 Tailor-made job applications: How to apply for a job and be hired 1.0 08-09 Jul online late
Dixon, John 340394 GS 15 Effective scientific writing. 0.5 06-07 Jul (2 half-days) online early+middle
Dixon, John 340491 GS 16 Presenting your research through posters, slides and oral presentations 0.5 29-30 Jul 2020 (2 half-days) online early+middle
Dixon, John 340224 GS 19 Effective scientific Writing and Publishing 1.0 20-22 Jul (3 half-days) online early+middle
Golin, Simon 340104 S 25 Career Strategies Accompanying the Doctorate 0.5 28 Jul online allTimes
Sollich, Melissa; Bielke, Romas 340297 S 59 Introduction to Public Relations for Young Scientists 0.5 05 Jun postponed, tba
Schilling, Gabi 340110 S 55 What to do with a PhD 0.5 08 Jun postponed, tba
Bergner, Judith 340475 GS 17 Mental Strength for PhD Students 1.0 21-22 Jul postponed, tba
Industry Excursion 340244 X 20 Merck, Darmstadt 0.5 15 Jun cancelled late
Industry Excursion 340278 X 08 Coherent, Göttingen 0.5 12 Jun cancelled late
Courses on teaching skills/didactics: the Hochschuldidaktik team offers courses both in English and German:
German Language Courses (open only for students of certain doctoral programs): see announcements in GAUSS Newsletters.
ZESS courses (skills, languages):

Methods courses:

Please keep in mind to evaluate your methods courses directly afterwards.

We are forced to cancel our Methods courses until end of August. Exceptions (online courses):

Department/Group Supervisor(s) UniVZ ID Title of Course Credits Status Date
Theoretical, Systems & Behavioral Neuroscience
Vakhrushev, Roman Vakhrushev, Roman / Manenti, Giorgio 340476 A 264 Designing psychophysical experiment 1.0 online Jun (tba)
registration deadline is over, participants will be contacted by supervisors
Wolf, Fred/ Priesemann, Viola Wolf, Fred/ Priesemann, Viola 350036 A 022 Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience: Collective Dynamics of Biological Neural Networks II 2.0 online Fridays (8. May) registration via
registration is still possible
Biophysics, Bioinformatics and Statistics
Grubmüller, Helmut / Enderlein, Jörg Grubmüller, Helmut / Enderlein, Jörg 340166 A 025 Current Topics in Biophysics – Lecture Series 1.0 online Fridays (start 8. May)
registration is still possible
Söding, Johannes Roth, Christian/ Florian Jochheim 340327 A 227 Writing good scientific code 1.0 online 15-16 Jun
registration deadline is over, participants will be contacted by supervisors


Laboratory Animal Science:
Courses are offered by the UMG. To register, please contact Dr. Monique Silter ( The fees for the course have to be covered by the department of the participant.
Theoretical part: online course. The passing of a written exam is prerequisite for participation in the practical part.
Practical part (Modules 1-6):
10-14 Feb 2020 21-25 Sep 2020
23-27 Mar 2020 23-27 Nov 2020
22-26 Jun 2020