International blended course Clinical Development from Paul Janssen Futurelab
25-03-2019 00:00 Leiden

The blended course Clinical Development from Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden discusses the Question-Based Clinical Development approach: a new approach for efficient development of novel medical interventions (drugs, medical nutrition, medical devices). This course is interesting for (bio) medical professionals with experience in clinical trials and who are ready to take the next step in their careers. The on-campus section offers a unique opportunity to work on extensive teaching cases in interdisciplinary teams and to meet like-minded peers and speakers from prominent life sciences companies. Teaching cases are based on real R&D projects and we aim to learn key messages from the successes ánd failures from these projects. Approximately 25 participants are accepted per course round to ensure the highest quality.

For each Dutch University/UMC and the NKI/AVL a 50% scholarship is available for a participant of the complete course. In addition, the final part of the course offers the chance to develop a ready-to-submit clinical trial application based on your own idea. ZonMw has made available a €500.000 grant for the best proposal. Expert mentors will individually guide participants through the idea processing to turn their idea into a ready-to-submit grant proposal. For more information about eligibility please visit this page:

The next online course starts on March 25th 2019 and the on-campus courses start on June 3, 2019 in Leiden. There are a few spots left for this course round. Eligible candidates may apply for a scholarship via this page:

The application deadline is March 11th, 2019, 12:00 CET.

The complete blended course consists of 3 parts: a 5-week online introduction course (online course + online exam) + 4 days on-campus (at Castle Oud-Poelgeest in Oegstgeest) + 5 days on-campus extended for developing your clinical trial application (at the Centre for Human Drug Research in Leiden BioScience Park). The online course has a study load of appr. 5 hours/ week and can be easily combined with a busy work and home life due to its flexibility. The on-campus course requires appr. 20 hours preparation time to familiarize yourself with the teaching cases and assignments.

The yearly Clinical Development course is organized by PJ Futurelab in collaboration with ZonMw (the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development) for graduated and entrepreneurial translational and clinical researchers. The course may be interesting for you, your colleagues, and post-docs or PhD students in the final year of their project.

Paul Janssen Futurelab Leiden is an independent, non-profit education and training initiative from Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) and Leiden University. Our mission is to train entrepreneurial biomedical professionals to be tomorrow’s leaders in life sciences