The training programme in MARATONE aims to provide each ESRS the scientific depth that is the source of research innovation and practical relevance to the European situation with respect to mental health and will fully integrate the ESRs into the local training environment that is provided to other students and researchers at the partner’s institution. These training streams, though distinct, are fully integrated: MARATONE’s Network Training augments and integrates the Local Training in the four research topics conducted by the partners. The Network Training with its mandatory courses and summer school on transferable skills provides cross-cutting and interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that are useful regardless of the focus of individual ESR. MARATONE’s teaching programme will be based on the pedagogical method called “blended learning”.

Face-to-face Courses

There are nine face-to-face training courses and a summer school on transferable skills that are required for each ESR. Each course will last three to five  days, with the summer school lasting two full weeks, followed by web-based, interactive exercises, organized by the blended learning approach.

  1. Mental health epidemiology
  2. Human rights and ethics in mental health
  3. Introductory statistics with applications in SPSS
  4. Research management, entrepreneurial skills and statistics
  5. Summer school on transferable skills
  6. Scientific papers reviews processes
  7. Mental health economics
  8. Grants application and results implementation
  9. Translation from research to a policy

Local Specialised Training 

MARATONE’s specialized training programme is organized around the four research topics upon which MARATONE is based. The Consortium supervises all local specialized training. Each ESR has a training programme tailored to best prepare her or him for the research project they are engaged in during their tenure as a MARATONE fellow. The individual training programme includes the mandatory courses, the appropriate ‘menu’ of topic-relevant courses (local specialized training).

  1. MH epidemiology across the life span
  2. Human rights and combating stigma and social exclusion
  3. Depression and deliberate self-harm
  4. Mental health and well-being at the workplace

In addition to this specialized training, the ESRs are able to take elective courses offered by the partner’s institution that are open to PhD students, as well as external courses, conferences and workshops. For those partners who are not academic institutions, ESRs will be able to take elective courses offered at the academic institution where they are doing their PhD.