Sapienza training offer on soft skills for Early Stage Researchers

Sapienza organizes a cross-disciplinary training program on soft skills aimed at enhancing the training path of Early-Stage Researchers (PhD students, research fellows, research grant recipients, RTDa, RTDb), increasingly oriented towards a job market beyond the academic sector.

The 2023 edition covers topics ranging from the modes of participation in European funding programs in the R&I field to systems for valorising and managing research results, from the protection of Intellectual Property to the ethical implications of research, from scientific communication to the Third Mission, from entrepreneurship to scientific calculation tools and Big Data.  Part of the offer will be carried out in English (SEE PROGRAM) and will also be open to Early-Stage Researchers from other RIS4CIVIS institutions in order to enhance Sapienza's participation in the Alliance.

The offer will also be addressed to all participants of the ROME TECHNOPOLE project, the regional innovation ecosystem, a multi-technological hub for education, research and technological transfer in the sectors of energy transition and sustainability, digital  transformation and in the bio-pharmaceutical and health sectors. The offer is also developed as part of the actions envisaged by the University's HRS4R (Human Resources Strategy for Researchers) The program will serve as a tool to concretely implement the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for their hiring, in line with the most recent policies of the European Union. The cross-disciplinary training will take place over 6 weeks starting from 7 November 2023.

To participate in each Module, registration is mandatory. Effective participation in each Module for at least 75% of the module's duration is required to obtain a participation certificate.

The webinars – which will take place via the Zoom platform - will be recorded to allow those who have attended the courses to use the training modules and related documentation.

LINKS to the registration forms for the different modules:

For Sapienza PhD students (access via SPID, registration open until the day before each Module)

For Sapienza research fellows and researchers (registrations open until the day before each Module)

For PhD students and researchers from other Rome Technopole organizations (registrations open until 2 November 2023).

Those registered will receive the Zoom link to participate in the Modules of interest the day before the Module takes place.

To participate in each Module, registration is mandatory. Effective participation in each Module for at least 75% of the module's duration is required to obtain a participation certificate.

PROGRAM

MODULE

 

SPEAKERS

 

SAPIENZA PROFESSORS

CONTENTS

DATES AND DETAILS

Thematic area A. R&I project writing

1. Collaborative project writing and networking in the context of Horizon Europe. Services and tools for supporting researchers

Dott.ssa Anna Gambogi

Dott. Emanuele Gennuso

 

 

Prof.ssa Barbara Staniscia

Prof.ssa Michela Pacifici

Prof.ssa Anna Borghi

Prof. Fabio Sciarrino

 

 

Overview on the main opportunities for research and innovation collaborative projects financed by the Horizon

Europe Programme; EU R&I funding instruments for the period 2021-2027. Main topics: Structure of Horizon Europe and implementation strategy; Rules of eligibility and participation; How to identify a call for proposal; How to plan and write a successful collaborative project. Practical suggestions from professors with direct experience as scientists in charge of research projects financed by European Union, under different

programs and thematic areas. The Module will include an overview on the process related to Human Resources Strategy For Researchers and the action plan implemented by Sapienza

7/11/2023

h. 14:30-17:30

 

Module in English Open to other CIVIS institution PhD students and researchers

2. Evaluation processes in EU R&I funding programmes

Dott. Ciro Franco

Prof. Alessandro Saggioro

Prof.ssa Alessandra Della Torre

 

The Course will be focused on a shift of the applicant approach from researcher's perspective to the European point of view, highlighting strengths and weaknesses of a project proposal

from the evaluator point of view. More in detail, the objective is to evidence the evaluator's approach and the awareness about evaluation processes as key aspects to a successful proposal

 

20/11/2023 

h. 11:00-13:00

 

Module in English Open for Early Stage Researchers of RIS4CIVIS institutions

3. The main European funding programs for R&I

Dott.ssa Rosa Di
Stefano

Dott.ssa Giuditta Carabella,

 

Prof. Fabio Sciarrino

 

 

In the current dynamic context of the Knowledge Economy and the European Research Area, researchers are increasingly required to possess new skills beyond those acquired through traditional university education. Specifically, this module aims to provide an overview of the main European funding schemes and guide early-stage researchers at Sapienza on the initial operational steps to take should they wish to participate in a competitive European call.

16/11/2023 

h. 11:00-14:00

Thematic area B. Scientific calculation tools and Big data

1. Introduction to ML/DL and to Pytorch

 

 

 

 

Prof. Mauro Valorani

Prof. Fabrizio Silvestri

 

 

The Module will include the main concepts, topics and ideas relating to Machine Learning and how they extend to Deep Learning. The session will be aimed at introducing Pytorch as the main framework that will be used during the rest of the minicourse.

 

 

30/11/2023 

h. 9:30-12:30

 

Module in English Open to other CIVIS institution PhD students and researchers

 

2. From linear Regression to Deep Models using Neural Networks

 

 

Prof. Fabrizio Silvestri

 

The aim is to show, using Pytorch, how to build by the use of Pytorch a first deep learning model (namely a deep multilayer perceptron) using the same building blocks as in simpler models such as linear regression.

 

 

1/12/2023 

h. 9.30-12.30

 

Module in English Open to other CIVIS institution PhD students and researchers

3. Advanced Deep Learning

 

Prof. Fabrizio Silvestri

In the last part of the module, a first pipeline, that will label images using deep convolutional neural networks, will be built. This will serve as the first example of what a deep learning models are capable of doing.

 

 

4/12/2023 

h. 9.30-11.30

 

Module in English Open to other CIVIS institution PhD students and researchers

 

 

MODULE

 

SPEAKERS

 

SAPIENZA PROFESSORS

CONTENTS

DATES AND DETAILS

Thematic area C. Management of research data and the potential of Sapienza's research infrastructures and laboratories

1. Databases and Digital Tools to Support Research Available at Sapienza.

Dott. Sebastiano Rossitt, Scopus (in English)

Dott.ssa Zsofia Buttell, Funding Institutional (in English)

Dott.ssa Angelisa Picciolo, SciVal (in Italian)

Dott. Alfredo Cosco, Dataverse (in Italian)

Prof. Massimo Ralli

(introduction, Ricerc@Sapienza, First)

The main tools provided by Sapienza for its academic community will be introduced. In particular, the potential and functionality of the Ricerc@Sapienza, Dataverse, Funding Institutional, Scopus, First and SciVal tools will be described in detail, with an operational and interactive approach, demonstrating how to best utilize these products to optimize funding opportunities research and scientific production analysis.

22/11/2023

h. 9.00-13.00

2. Open Access delle pubblicazioni e dei dati della ricerca /     Publications and research data: Open Access

 

Dott. Enrico Dotti

 

Prof Giovanni Destro Bisol

Introduction to Open Access: brief history, the different models (green road and gold road), advantages of open access. Brief illustration of Sapienza's policy on open access (Prof. Dotti).

Open data: from data sharing to intelligent data openness. Pros and cons of data sharing. How much are scientific research data shared?

16/11/2023

h. 09.00-11.00

 

Module for bibliometric sectors

17/11/2023

h. 09.00-11.00

  

Module for non-bibliometric sectors

Dott.  Ezio Tarantino

 

 

Introduction to Open Access: brief history, the different models (green road and gold road), advantages of open access. Brief illustration of the Sapienza policy on open access and opportunities: transformative agreements @ Sapienza (pros & cons).

Open data. How much are scientific research data shared?

13/11/2023 

h. 14.30-15.30

  

Module in English

Open to other CIVIS institution PhD students and researchers

3. IRIS Publications Catalog: purposes and methods of use.

Dott.ssa Monica Mignucci

 

Dott.ssa Alice Moroni

 

Dott.ssa Irene Bongioanni

 

The Module provides an overview of the functioning of the IRIS catalogue, with particular reference to the insertion of scientific production, the recognition of authors, the management of attachments, the validation of insertions and some references to the use of catalog products for research evaluation procedures.

6/12/2023 

h. 11:00-13:00

4. The potential of Sapienza's scientific infrastructures and research laboratories

 

Prof.ssa Maria Sabrina Sarto

Prof. Luciano Galantini

 

Research infrastructures represent the main driver of the Research, Education and Innovation triangle, therefore playing a fundamental role in the advancement of knowledge and technology as well as in the exploitation of research results. By engaging young people, attracting new users and preparing the next generation of researchers, research infrastructures help structure the scientific community, playing a key role in building a favorable research environment. The Module intends to offer an overview of the infrastructural and laboratory potential for the benefit of the university's researchers, as well as of the infrastructure network projects developed in recent years by Sapienza, such as SRI, IARI, DTC Lazio Research Infrastructure Network, CIVIS RI Network.

 

23/11/2023 

h. 15.30-17.30

 

 

MODULE

 

SPEAKERS

 

SAPIENZA PROFESSORS

CONTENTS

DATES AND DETAILS

Thematic area D. Communication and Ethics

1. Scientific communication and dissemination

Dott.ssa Alessandra Barberis

 

Prof. Alberto Marinelli

Prof.ssa Stefania Basili    

Prof. Francesca Comunello

Prof.ssa Silvia Piconese

Prof. Christian Ruggiero

 

The module will focus on the topic of scientific communication, addressing different styles, strategies, and tools useful for reaching a broad and non-specialized audience (considering both legacy and digital media). It will also delve into practices and tools adopted by universities, with particular reference to Sapienza University of Rome.

24/11/2023 

h. 9:30- 13:30

2. Ethics and Science

Dott.ssa Alessandra Intraversato

 

Prof. Fabrizio Rufo

Prof.ssa Antonella Ficorilli

 

 

 

What do we mean by research ethics? What are the objectives and operating rules of institutions involved in scientific research? What regulations and services govern research at Sapienza? The module will cover topics related to the autonomy and responsibility of individuals involved in research, the general framework of the new Ethical and Behavioral Code (Single Code), and the services offered to researchers by the Ethics Committee for Transdisciplinary Research, to which researchers can turn to for ethical clearance for their research.

 

13/12/2023 

h. 10:30-12:30

 

E. Third Mission, Public Engagement and Entrepreneurship

1. The Third Mission of the University and Public Engagement

Dott.ssa Giulia Antinucci

Prof. Giuseppe
Ciccarone

Prof.ssa Daniela De Leo

Introduction to the Third Mission (prof. G. Ciccarone)

Production of public goods, public engagement and scientific dissemination (prof. D. De Leo)

The Third Mission in Sapienza - What we do (Dr. G. Antinucci) 

 

 

11/12/2023   

h. 15:00-18:00

2. Enhancing Research Results: Patent Protection in the Academic Setting

Dott.ssa Paola Ciaccia

Dott.ssa Beatrice Calabrese

Prof.ssa Chiara Petrioli

The identification and evaluation of inventions are the first steps in the process of valorizing technologies generated in the academic setting. In this sense, a patent is not the ultimate goal but rather the starting point and a catalyst for implementing the technology transfer process defined in the principles of the Third Mission of Italian universities.

 

14/12/2023 

h. 9.30-11.30

3. Doing start-ups in Sapienza, instructions for use

Dott. Daniele Riccioni

Dott.ssa Benedetta Cassani

Prof.ssa Chiara Petrioli

 

An overview of how to conceive and build a startup proposal. Who can propose it, with what objectives, what are the strengths and weaknesses of a startup initiative: the procedure adopted by Sapienza for the evaluation and support of such initiatives. Brief insights into the University's regulations and the preparation of a business plan, as well as the adopted business models. 

15/12/2023 

h. 9.30-12.30

For further information:

Romina Caronna
Post-graduate Diplomas, State Exams and Specialisation Schools Office 
Ciro Franco
National Research Support Office (Sapienza Università di Roma)

 

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