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Transferable skills

In addition to scientific-technical training, IMDEA Water offers its employees useful transferable training for the development of their career, so that the staff acquires the necessary skills, such as:

  • Professional conduct: intellectual property rights and copyrights; through seminars on intellectual property.
  • Communication and dissemination: communication methods and media; through courses on scientific dissemination.
  • Research management: project planning and execution; through seminars on calls and funding opportunities, presentation of proposals, etc.
  • Knowledge base; through courses on CV writing (such as those offered here), bibliographic searches (such as those offered by the FECYT) and writing of scientific articles.

Taking as a starting point the Researcher Development Framework de Vitae, the ODISEA group, to which IMDEA Water belongs, has determined the minimum competencies that researchers should have at each stage of their career, as can be seen in the following competence map:

ODISEA is a working group that aims to design a common strategy for the development of the research career at each stage of the professional career of researchers. The group is formed by the following entities: the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), the IMDEA Materials Institute, the IMDEA Water Institute, the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), the Madri+d Foundation and the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ).