Many of the current SH’s problems relate to the lack of easy-to-use technologies, infrastructures and best practices. Nevertheless, the solution to these problems is actually down to the researchers and developers of these technologies and systems, specifically their scientific skills, their understanding of user needs and SH applications, their experience in system integration and knowledge transfer.
As such, the ACROSSING primary training target is to equip ESRs with wider and transversal skills through cross-discipline cross-sector education, leading to future research experts and leaders on SH technologies and applications. To achieve this, ACROSSING has developed a structured 4-strand training programme, including User Strand (End Users, Carers, Healthcare Professionals) , Scientific Strand (Relating to scientific objectives), Industrial Strand (Technology and Solution Providers) and Personal Development Strand, covering core competences and views from user, scientific, industrial and personal development perspectives. Each strand is aimed at educating ESRs from a specific perspective with a number of tangible Training Objectives.
Each training objectives is achieved through well-designed training activities. All training activities are designed with purposes, and streamlined and interlinked in terms of content and implementation. These activities are not standalone, soulless collection of activities but interact with each other where training results from one activity or strand can inform each other. All strands implement their training through a set of innovative training methods, such as researcher workgroups, symposia or multidisciplinary workshops, field trips and secondments, through local or network-wide activities. All training activities will be led and delivered by leading researchers in the concerned fields.