Resources available to early stage researchers


Teaching support services within the CUSO member institutions:

The RCFE workshops offer training in the development of teaching skills.

Each institution has its own support service available to you : 


For your professional development :

  • The University of Lausanne Research and Career workshops for UNIL/CHUV doctoral candidates.
  • The REGARD workshops of the universities of western Switzerland, the HES-SO and the EPFL are intended for women researchers. A few workshops are open to both men and women.
  • The ePortfolio developed at the University of Geneva helps you with identifying, classifying and giving value to your skills.
  • The Réseau romand de mentoring pour femmesis a joint project of the western Swiss universities and EPFL offering personalised mentoring support for advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs.


Additional resources from elsewhere:

The Ateliers des jours à venir provide training in the link between research and society (in English!).

The Researcher Development Framework, developed by Vitae, gives a breakdown of the different skills inherent in becoming a researcher.

The mydocpro skills identification tool for early stage researchers (in English) was created by the ABG (Association Bernard Gregory), the CPU and the MEDEF in France.

The Individual Development Plan myIDP is provided by Science for the interests of researchers especially in the STEM disciplines.