The Swedish National Microscopy Infrastructure operational level relies on five main Work Packages described below. They gather trans-node and external experts in the corresponding domains. Their aims are to solve eventual barriers in sharing methods and techniques, to organize training, transfer and communication for user access to innovative technologies and methods and to define new emerging technological and methodological developments. All WPs stand at least once a year and report their results and proposals to the Executive Board during NMI annual meeting
WP1 – Administrative and Quality Management
Coordinator: Hjalmar Brismar
WP2 – Technology and Method Development
Coordinators: Linda Sandblad & Richard Lundmark
PROPOSAL OF CRITERIA FOR NMI TRAINING ACTIVITIES
Under construction: The WP3 Training will prepare a proposal for operational rules of training activities within the NMI framework. The proposal has to be based on best practice of currently available training activities and on existing quality assurance systems for higher education and continuous professional development in Sweden.
WP3 – Training, Dissemination and Outreach
Coordinator: Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez
The NMI is deeply involved in training activities. These activities are first dedicated to both beginners and experienced users. However, the NMI strategy is also to develop vocational training to platform engineers and education for future platform staff, based on the concept that to “train the trainers”, is mandatory. Each NMI node already performs a lot of onsite training sessions (see core facilities websites). NMI aims to reinforce and support those already existing actions at the national level. More importantly, the NMI role is also to strengthen and disseminate the high quality national training activities in order to match up with an international visibility.
NMI training activities should focus on face-to-face courses aiming at infrastructure users in the currently offered technologies at an advanced level.
The training strategy is divided into three pillars:
WP4 – Data Management - Storage and Analysis
Coordinator: Emma Lundberg
WP5 – Facility Development
Coordinator: Roger Karlsson