Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden

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Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden is an international training program providing blended learning (online and on-campus) to biomedical professionals with an entrepreneurial spirit. The mission of this new training program is to teach a new generation of Chief Scientific Officers (CSOs) to develop new medical interventions more efficiently and more effectively.

Each teaching module Futurelab develops includes a 5-week online course that can be combined easily with the participant’s daily schedule. This online course can then be followed by on-campus training in Leiden, where participants meet and work together on complex assignments based on real-life case studies. Importantly, the participants are guided by experts who actually played key roles in the cases that are discussed.

Module Clinical Development

The first module, Clinical Development, will start on 3 April 2017. This module provides “learning-by-doing” training to ambitious postgraduate biomedical researchers who wish to further their career and increase their knowledge on the development of novel medical interventions. The program focuses on several important aspects associated with the development of medicinal products, medical devices, and medical nutritional products. In the on-campus extended part of this module, participants are guided to develop their own clinical trial applications based on the brief pre-proposal they submitted with their application. Post-graduate biomedical professionals are invited to register for this course.

€500,000 grant for the best clinical trial application 

A highly competitive €500,000 grant from the Dutch funding agency ZonMw is available for the best clinical trial application developed during this course, for testing a registered medicinal product in a Dutch research institute or hospital. Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden will review all developed clinical trial applications during this course and award the best proposal with a nomination letter that can be used for obtaining the ZonMw grant.

ZonMw Scholarship
ZonMw will grant 1 full scholarship for Futurelab’s Clinical Development program (On-campus Extended + online) to Radboudumc. If you are interested in this scholarship, please send your CV and short motivation to Dr Marieke de Visser before 6 March 2017. The scientific directors of the three research institutes (DCN, RIMLS, RIHS) will subsequently select the candidate.


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