Postgraduate School

Summer und Winter Schools

Nachfolgend finden Sie eine Übersicht über aktuell angebotene Summer und Winter Schools der Med Uni Graz.

WISAR - Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten

Sie möchten einen Universitätslehrgang mit Masterabschluss an der Med Uni Graz besuchen und fühlen sich im wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten noch nicht sattelfest oder möchten Ihre Fähigkeiten auffrischen? Kein Problem!

  • Grundlagen der Forschung und des Forschungsprozesses
  • Einführung in die Wissenschaft
  • Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens
  • Literaturrecherche mit praktischen Übungen
  • Aufbau und Bewertung wissenschaftlicher Artikel
  • Wissenschaftliche Fragestellungen
  • Zitieren: Warum, wie, wann?
  • Verfassen einer eigenen Arbeit

Die Summer School des Instituts für Pflegewissenschaft qualifiziert Sie!

Kosten: EUR 1.000,-

Information und Anmeldung bei : sandra.klein(at)

WISAR Kurs im Sommersemester 2021

Anmeldeschluss: 28. Februar 2021

Weitere Informationen finden Sie HIER.



HOW TO BUILD A BIOBANK – LEARNING BY DOING (Basic) - new date available soon


This interactive 2-day-course has been designed for all those who are involved in setting up a new biobank, who look to collaborate with a biobank or research institute, who face the challenges of a growing biobank or who try to overcome the challenges of maintaining a large biobank. The format of this course is a mixture of presentations and discussion sessions allowing participants to learn from the expert advice and the specific experience of their peers. Bring your questions with you for discussion!

This course is set up to:

  • Deliver the theoretical, operating and hands-on comprehensive knowledge essential to enable the activities of emerging and established biobanks.
  • Transfer best practices for biobank personnel, investigators, clinicians and interested personnel.
  • Encourage exchange of knowledge and skills across different biobanking activities from biospecimen preservation and storage to science and research.
  • Enhance research quality in and public awareness of biobanks.  


  • Definitions and types of biobanking, what and how
  • Governance types and possibilities
  • Biobanking ethics, privacy, informed consent and data security
  • Design and services of a biobank
  • Cost calculation and funding
  • Quality management and process improvement
  • Sample collection and processing (Fluid and Tissue)
  • Sample storage and retrieval
  • Biobank data systems and records management

Date: postponed to 2021 - new dates available soon

Language: English

Costs: 450 Euro

Registration and more information: 

HOW TO OPERATE A BIOBANK SUSTAINABLY SUCCESSFUL (Advanced) - new date available soon

This course has been designed for all those who have already set up a biobank and want to operate a biobank sustainably successful. This is a 5-day-course, though each module can be booked individually.

This course is set up to:

  • Deliver theoretical, operating and practical comprehensive knowledge to enable the activities of current and emerging biobanks
  • Transfer best practice principles on this topic for biobank personnel, investigators, clinicians and interested personal
  • Encourage exchange of knowledge and skills across on the topic via group works and discussions


Module 1: Quality Management, Control and Assurance  

  • Quality management in biobanking
  • Quality assurance and quality control in biobanking
  • Standards and definitions of quality
  • Implementation of CEN standards in a modern biobank 

Module 2:Sample Workflow and Automation

  • Collection of biological samples in a modern biobank workflow
  • Handling and processing of biological samples (automation/safety/documentation)
  • Storage and retrieval of biological samples (documentation and monitoring)

Module 3: Design and Services of a Biobank

  • Designing of a meaningful collection strategy – Dos and Don’ts
  • Project design, monitoring and management of research/collaborative projects
  • Cohort design
  • Designing of concepts of analytical approaches/ methodology holistic approach: sample/data/analysis)
  • Defining and highlighting unique selling propositions (USPs) of biobanks
  • Guided tour Biobank Graz

Module 4: Data Management and IT

  • Functionalities of databases in general & in the field of biobanking
  • IT development and operation in general & specifically for biobanks
  • Development of URDs in general & on example of project management software of Biobank Graz

Module 5: Development of a business plan

  • Tools for organisation & management of a biobank (e.g. SWOT analysis, marketing plan, stakeholder analysis…)
  • Cost accounting in general and in biobanks
  • Sustainability in general and for biobanks

Date: postponed to 2021- new date available soon

Language: English

Costs: 450 Euro

Registration and more information: 


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