MOSAICS ESRs get BROK® certified, and other exciting updates

After weeks of preparation and a tough examination process, we are glad to announce that all four MOSAICS ESRs are officially BROK® (Basic course on Regulations and Organization for clinical investigators) certified! The BROK® course is compulsory for all clinical investigators within the Netherlands, and requires the fulfilment of stringent requirements set by the legislator for the implementation of medical scientific research.

Alongside this important milestone, the last few weeks saw several noteworthy developments. The MOSAICS ESRs recently contributed a news piece feature for EURO-CIU’s September 2020 Newsletter, highlighting the valuable collaboration and exchange had during the Fresher’s Week virtual training sessions. You can find the full newsletter here.

The ESRs recently had an abstract submission accepted for poster presentation at the NVA and B-Audio conference. Originally scheduled to take place in Antwerp in November 2020, the conference has been postponed and is being organised for virtual attendance. More details on this will follow soon.

Ignacio Calderón De Palma (ESR 1) and Nikki Tromp (ESR 3) have been invited to give a guest lecture at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour on 13 October 2020. Through these guest lectures, Ignacio and Nikki will provide the Donders students (specialising in Biology, Physics, Cognitive Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligence) with insights into eCAP and eCochG in hearing impaired individuals, as well as on societal costs and benefits of hearing restoration.

Coming up on 13-15 October 2020 are the next ESR training days, which will focus on academic writing, statistical analysis, and more complex CI theory and cases. These will be followed by the second MOSAICS External Advisory Board meeting, where Ignacio and Enrico Migliorini (ESR 4) will have the opportunity to meet their secondment hosts for the first time.

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