PhD COURSES

Please read the individual course descriptions for registration modalities and access to course materials. Events with no dates have no schedule announced for the moment …

Course titleECTSDates
Good Research Practices and Research Ethics (GRP; Lausanne)3
Introduction to Python (Lausanne)2
Cours électro-mécanique du CMU (4 modules in Geneva, in French; FULL)0.5-2Dec 13, 2023 – April 30, 2024
Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM; credit only with presentation and assessment work > contact LNDS coordinator for details) tba
Introduction to fluorescence imaging for the analysis of living cells (hybrid; Register before Jan 5)1Jan 9 – Feb 9, 2024
UNIL Sleep Research Day (Lausanne; register asap)1
Dive into the daily lives of individuals in real time: Introduction to the Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA; Lausanne; registration closed)1Feb 6 – March 26, 2024
Diffusion MR Imaging: from physics to brain networks (Lausanne; registration closed)2.5Feb 19 – 26, 2024
Introduction to Biophotonics (Geneva & online; register before Feb 15)3Feb 21 – Apr 24, 2024
CVM course: Biostatistics for non-statisticians – good practices, misuse and pitfalls (Lausanne; FULLY BOOKED)1Mar 6-8, 2024
Sémiologie AMDP (Association de Méthodologie et de Documentation en Psychiatrie; cours en français à Lausanne1
Research methods in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Lausanne; Register before Jan 31)1Mar 15-25, 2024
Inborn Diseases of Metabolism Affecting Brain Development (Lausanne; register before March 1)1Apr 10 – May 8, 2024
FBM-UNIL: Hands-on introduction to machine learning for biomedical data (Lausanne; fully booked)1.5Apr16 – May 14, 2024
How to identify the most suitable questionnaires and rating scales for your clinical practice or research? (online; register before April 5)1May 6 – June 10, 2024
Save the date: NeuroLéman Summer School on Monitoring and manipulating the affective state: new perspectives on neurotechnologies and AI tools (Lausanne; local students DO NOT REGISTER ON THE FENS WEBSITE but via the LNDS)tbaAug 25- 29, 2024
Introduction to Psychotherapy Research (Lausanne; register before October 1) 2Nov 11 – Dec 13, 2024
How to develop the protocol of your systematic review and register it in International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews (online; register before September 10)1Sep 25 – Nov 6, 2024

EPFL-EDNE courses: LNDS PhD students can basically attend most courses of the EPFL PhD program in neuroscience (EDNE). To inquire about free spots in classes, please first write to the EDNE coordinator (edne@epfl.ch) from your work mail address (with the LN coordinator in copy). You will then receive a link towards the online registration platform of EPFL (have a scan of your PhD student card ready to attach if needed). Participation to EPFL courses is free for LNDS candidates.
Once you successfully finished a course, please send the EPFL credit transcript to the LNDS coordinator for credit validation. 

Other EPFL PhD courses: Please contact the LNDS coordinator to ask for credit validation before choosing a given course, and to be re-directed to the EPFL program coordinator in charge. If your wish can be granted, please fill the “external auditor form” and send it to “cours-edoc@epfl.ch” together with a scan of your PhD student card.


The CUSO (Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale) offers a range of courses on research-related soft skills (e.g. scientific writing). Moreover, several doctoral programs provide courses on statistics, research and analysis methods, for example:

Each LNDS student can participate to these courses, but you need to create a CUSO login for registration. Please provide the LNDS coordinator with your course certificate and a course link for credit validation.