iMED offers a personalized research and training programme, focusing at six main competence areas (figure). An individual career development plan (CDP) including research, technical and transferable courses, international research visits, mentoring and career activities, is a central element ensuring career progress throughout the training period.
Figure 4. Fellow competences
Research proficiency: Scientific knowledge and method, good analytical skills, lateral thinking, and advanced research technologies
Communication and dissemination: Public responsibility and engagement, media types, journalistic writing, oral and written scientific presentation
Research governance: Professional conduct, ethics, data, risk and project management, gender and sex in research, open access
Innovation and entrepreneurship: Pitching, developing and protecting ideas and inventions, IPR in collaborations, commercialization of inventions
Personal competences: Prioritization, time management, self-reflection, responsibility, engagement, mentoring skills, life balance
Collaboration: Team work, equity and diversity, stakeholder awareness, international and intersectoral understanding, organisation skills