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Junior Research Project I


Admission requirements

Bachelor diploma Biomedical Sciences or equivalent.


The number of ECTS will be between 29.0-49.0 (dependent on specialisation)

In order to achieve the objectives the student familiarizes him/herself with the existing knowledge in the field to which the research question pertains. He/she carries out individual research in order to obtain answers to the research questions and participates as a member of the research team, in the departmental and/or laboratory consultations and in work discussions.

Course objectives

The student:

  • knows and understands subject-specific aspects of the JRP I-related research field

  • is able to acquire and extend knowledge and understanding efficiently, which includes study of specialist literature;

  • knows, understands and is able to apply the most common and state of the art analytical, quantitative and/or statistical techniques in this research field

  • is able to critically analyse and consider experimental results and data from his/her own research and to process this data;

  • is able to think in multidisciplinary terms and to make connections between his/her own research and (international) research results.

  • is able to estimate the value and applicability of laboratory and clinical results obtained within the context of his/her own research;

  • shows responsible scientific conduct through his/her capacity to form a balanced judgement based on consideration of relevant social, cultural, scientific or ethical aspects.

  • is able to communicate scientific data, conclusions from his/her own research, as well as the knowledge, motives and considerations underlying this research clearly and unambiguously to a specialist and non-specialist public;

  • is able to defend and debate his/her own position regarding his/her own research;

  • is able to reflect on his/her own actions as well as on the actions and judgements of others, and to assimilate these to improve his/her own product, approach and conduct;

  • is able to adopt a professional and critical position and is able to give and receive peer review;

  • develops an academic attitude.


Not applicable.

Mode of instruction

Research internship. At the end of the internship the student must present and document his/her results in a report and an oral presentation (with guidance and corrections of the scientific supervisor(s) and participation in Communication in Science workshop(s)). Outcomes are also communicated to peer students by participation in ‘Ask your peer’ and by an oral presentation at the yearly Biomedical Sciences Symposium.

Assessment method

At the end of the internship, the student is assessed on the following aspects:

  • Project activities (knowledge, skills, independence, originality, scientific quality, social skills, motivation)

  • Written report (scientific content; scientific writing skills)

  • Oral presentation (content/structure, presentation skills)

Twelve weeks after the internship has begun, the project coordinator and the daily supervisor fill in the interim assessment form ( available on-line in Kl-app) and discuss this with the student. Together they define the students’ strong points and points for improvement. The student also provides feedback to the project coordinator/daily supervisor. The interim assessment form is based on the final assessment form and discusses the project activities. More detailed information on the assessment can be obtained through the assessment forms available through Kl-app and Brightspace.

Reading list

Not applicable.


Registration for FOS courses, H2W, Scientific Conduct, Course on Lab Animal Sciences and CRiP takes place in lottery rounds in the beginning of July. After the lottery rounds: if you want to register for a course you are kindly asked to contact the student administration at



  • Guidelines for a successful internship are provided with the application form of the internship.

  • JRP-I needs to be approved beforehand by the Master’s Internship Committee. Therefore, please send in an application form at least four weeks before the foreseen start of your project via Kl-app. JRP-I is subject to the Procedures Training Periods/Research Projects. These regulations require detailed written agreements in the application form between project coordinator and student, that specify the conditions for the Research Project. Please consult these regulations beforehand through Kl-app or Brightspace and act accordingly.

  • Please also check the following document on Brightspace: Role of ‘Communication in Science’ (CiS) during the Master’s Biomedical Sciences.