IDEAR Early Career Training Program

The IDEAR Early Career Researchers Training Program is an informal training network for PhD students and early career researchers (ECRs) affiliated with the IDEAR network. The program facilitates networking, training and collaboration between ECRs at IDEAR institutions and senior members of the network.

The program includes workshops and training courses that run over one and a half days during biannual meetings of the IDEAR network. The half-day meetings are joint with senior network members. The purpose of the joint meetings is to: 1) share ECR research in the area of work, health and ageing research; and 2) explore collaborations and opportunities for career advancements. ECR meetings are planned by the ECR Training Committee in collaboration with the meeting’s host institution, drawing on competences of the host institution.

Contact persons for the ECR Training Committee are Kristin Farrants (, Robin Högnäs (, Baowen Xue (, and Brian Beach (

Selection and costs

ECRs at IDEAR institutions who are interested in joining the ECR training program should contact a senior member of the network or the ECR Training Committee. Travel and accommodation are typically covered by the home institution, unless the host institution has funds available to cover these costs or funds are available from the IDEAR network.

Upcoming courses

  • March 2024 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • October 2024 in Leicester, England

Past courses

  • Applying for Funding and Reviewing Grant Proposals: London, 16-18 October 2023
  • Applications in Machine Learning: Stockholm, 27-29 March 2023
  • Global Perspectives on Healthy Ageing: Paris, 4-6 October 2022
  • Challenges Facing Junior Researchers: online seminar, 4 October 2021
  • Gender, Health and Work: online seminar, 27 April 2021
  • Studies on Covid-19: online seminar, 15 October 2020
  • Ageing, Retirement, and Health – Designing a research project: Stockholm, 22-25 September 2019
  • Causal Inference: Drawing causal conclusions from epidemiological studies: Copenhagen, 11-13 March 2019
  • Using Nationwide Register Data: Stockholm, 14-16 November 2018
  • Statistical Methods for Longitudinal Data: London, 16-20 April 2018