The principal objectives of the EUTROC educational program are to harmonise the multidisciplinary training schemes across the network, and create an interactive network of trainees and senior investigators.
A joint PhD programme is central to this, as well as free exchange of mid-career researchers between the participating centres for periods of time ranging from 3-12 weeks. An annual conference will be supplemented by workshops on particular technologies or biomarker pathways.
The participating institutions are encouraged to regard the network as a virtual centre, with core facilities available to network members and teams of staff. Individual researchers will benefit from a structure which removes many of the previous barriers to such work, such as funding, accreditation, career development and regulatory issues.