The ARISE programme is designed to help fellows develop skills that are uniquely required by research infrastructure scientists.
The Program will provide training in:
- Technology development.
- Management and operation of research infrastructures and scientific services.
- A broad understanding of the life sciences.
- Data management technologies and FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable) data policies.
The programme will also provide broad professional networking opportunities, which will keep research infrastructure scientists up to date with technology and science developments, and aware of the needs of their user community.
Training will be provided through practical work on a research project (technology development), through secondments, courses, conferences, supervision, and mentoring.
All fellows will complete four secondments
- two at partner organisations (one long and one short; at least one of them must be intersectoral),
- one interdisciplinary secondment at EMBL, and
- one secondment shadowing a user of similar technology.
When applying for the fellowship, applicants must indicate where they would propose to complete their long secondment (2–6 months). The final decision on where fellows will go for their secondments will be made during the fellowship by the fellow and their supervisor.
For all ARISE fellows, the main part of the three-year fellowship will be carrying out research work on a technology development project of their choice. Technologies developed by ARISE fellows should improve services in any of a wide range of life science fields, including imaging, bioinformatics, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and (bio)chemical engineering. Fellows will start planning their own research project during the application phase.
The project should reflect their interests and align with the expertise of the EMBL group or team that the fellow wishes to join, and align with the research focus of the ARISE partner organisation in which the fellow wishes to complete their long secondment. Fellows will further develop their research skills by participating in scientific courses and conferences and secondments at ARISE partner organisations as well as within EMBL.
Professional development training
In addition to research skills training, ARISE fellows benefit from unique training in professional skills. Through courses, secondments, and their daily work at EMBL, fellows will learn:
- How to provide various technologies as a service.
- How to optimise service provision.
- How to apply technologies to study diverse scientific questions.
- How to operate and manage research infrastructures, including budgeting, reporting, costing, impact assessment, technology transfer, leadership, and other professional skills uniquely required by research infrastructure scientists.
The training programme is further enhanced with:
- Transferable skills training.
- Outreach and communications experience.