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Presentation

The General Research Services (SGIker), with its vocation to respond and to serve as a support for research, annually performs various empowerment activities in R & D + i, among which is the provision of training courses, contributing thus, both to the transfer of knowledge, as to the improvement of the quality of the research. This catalog presents the Training Offer framed in a strategy of quality management, backed by ISO 9001:2008 certification, and organized through courses taught by highly qualified personnel. The more advanced technical and instrumental resources are available, covering all areas and techniques which are available on the Services. The Management of SGIker is grateful to the Scientific, Technical Units, management staff and users, for the confidence and enthusiasm with which they work and contribute every day, with the objetive of helping SGIker achieve a high level of competitiveness.

Maribel Arriortua SGIker Director

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Index

Materials and Surfaces ...........................................................................05 - Laser Facility ...........................................................................................................06 - Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry ...........................................................07 - Macrobehaviour-Mesostructure-Nanotechnology ................................................08 - Magnetic Measurements.......................................................................................09 - Electronic Microscopy and Material Microanalysis ..............................................10 - X-Ray........................................................................................................................11 - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)....................................................................13

Biomedicine and Biotechnology..............................................................15 - Animal Unit..............................................................................................................16 - DNA Bank ................................................................................................................17 - Gene Expression.....................................................................................................18 - Proteomics ..............................................................................................................19 - Sequencing and Genotyping..................................................................................20 - Analytical and High-Resolution Microscopy in Biomedicine ................................21

Technological Support .............................................................................22 - Coupled Multispectroscopy Singular Laboratory (Raman-LASPEA) ....................23 - Central Analysis Service.........................................................................................24

Environment .............................................................................................27 - Phytotron and Greenhouse....................................................................................28

Common Services ....................................................................................29 - Quality and Innovation ...........................................................................................30 - Research Monitoring and Evaluation ....................................................................32

Regulations governing acces ..................................................................33

Edited by Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea, UPV/EHU. Vice-Chancellor´s Office for Research . General Research Services, SGIker. Printed by MCC Graphics february 2011.


Materials and Surfaces

- Laser Facility - Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry - Macrobehaviour-Mesostructure-Nanotechnology - Magnetic Measurements - Electronic Microscopy and Material Microanalysis - Rayos X - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)


Ref.: 1511

Laser Facility Singular Laboratory

Ultra-short laser pulse: Generation, handling and applications Dates

Duration

Course venue

April 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Raúl Montero, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 3/20. Participant profile: Researchers, PhD students and professionals interested in the technique. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Introduction to the basic concepts involving the generation of ultra-short laser pulses. 2.- Introduction to the key technical aspects in the generation of pulses. 3.- Setting criteria that facilitate the application of femtosecond lasers in research. 4.- Applications of these lasers.

94 601 5386/5351 raul.montero@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Raúl Montero.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 06


Ref.: 1711

General Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry Service

Multi-elemental Microanalysis on solid samples using LA-ICP-MS. Basic principles and applications Dates

Duration

Course venue

May 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dra. Sonia García de Madinabeitia, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/14. Participant profile: Research personnel and professionals interested in conducting multi-elemental microanalysis. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Basic principles of Q-ICP-MS. 2.- Insight into the laser ablation system (LA) and its coupling to Q-ICP-MS. 3.- Possible applications of the analysis using LA-Q-ICP-MS. 4.- Sampling strategies and calibration possibilities. 5.- Preparation of analysis samples using LA-Q-ICP-MS. 6.- Practical introduction to multi-elemental analysis using LA-Q-ICP-MS. 7.- Statistical treatment of the results. Use of specific software programmes. Person to contact: Dra. Sonia García de Madinabeitia.

94 601 3576 sonia.gdm@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................300 € - External users ..............................................300 €

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Macrobehaviour-Mesostructure-Nanotechnology

Introduction to Atomic Force Microscopy Dates

Duration

Course venue

July 2011

20 h.

Polytechnic University of San Sebastian (Seminar S2) Gipuzkoa Campus

Speaker: Loli Martín Alberdi, Service Technician (Chemical Engineering). Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/15. Participant profile: PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in becoming familiar with the technique. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Understanding of the basic theoretical concepts underlying the technique. 2.- Introduction to the different modes associated with AFM. 3.- Analysis of the advantages and drawbacks compared with other techniques. 4.- Knowledge of the different sample preparation techniques. 5.- Introduction to the use of the equipment. 94 301 7161 loli.martin@ehu.es

Person to contact: Loli Martín.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 08


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Magnetic Measurements

Macroscopic techniques of magnetic characterisation Dates

Duration

Course venue

June 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Iñaki Orue Goikuria, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/15. Participant profile: PhD students, researchers and professionals with no experience or knowledge of the study of magnetic properties. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Basic grounding in the Fundamentals of Magnetism. 2.- Qualification of production and magnetic field measurement systems. 3.- Theoretical and practical knowledge of types of magnetometers. 4.- Qualification and competence in the use of the Service’s instruments.

94 601 5941 inaki.orue@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Iñaki Orue.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 09


Ref.: 2011

Electron Microscopy and Material Microanalysis

Basic Principles of Transmission Electron Microscopy in Materials Science Dates

Duration

Course venue

May 2011

30 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speakers: Dr. Maria Luisa Nó, Professor of Applied Physics. Dr. José María San Juan, Professor of Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Gabriel Alejandro López and Dr. Sergio Fernández Armas, SGIker Technicians. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/12. Participant profile: Researchers and potential users or active Service members (Graduates and holders of PhD) and other interested professionals. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To gain a basic understanding of Transmission Electron Microscopy techniques. 2.- To become familiar with the information that can be obtained from each of the different working methods. 3.- To become familiar with the acquisition of images, diffraction diagrams and microanalysis by means of practical training. 4.- To become aware of the importance of the sample and its appropriate preparation for observation. 5.- To gain the necessary training to determine the type of study and conditions in which it is to be carried out so as to obtain the desired information. Person to contact: Profª. Maria Luisa Nó.

94 601 2477 maria.no@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................300 € - External users ..............................................500 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 10


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General X-Ray Research Service

X-Ray Diffraction in a polycrystalline sample: Principles and Applications Dates

Duration

Course venue

April/May 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speakers: Dr. Aitor Larrañaga Varga, Dr. Fco. Javier Sangüesa Aguerri and Pablo Vitoria García. Service Technicians. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/30. Participant profile: Research personnel and professionals involved in material characterisation. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To set out the possibilities and capabilities of the X-Ray Service. 2.- To establish simple routes and access for researchers interested in the XRD technique in a polycrystalline sample. 3.- To assimilate the basic concepts of crystallography on a theoretical and practical level. 4.- To analyse the operational procedures for the identification of phases. 5.- To set criteria in order to extract the information contained in the diffractogram of a polycrystalline sample. Person to contact: Dr. Fco. Javier Sangüesa.

94 601 3574 serx@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................300 € - External users ..............................................300 €

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General X-Ray Research Service

Resolution of crystal structures using single-crystal X-ray diffraction Dates

Duration

Course venue

June 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speakers: Pablo Vitoria García, Dr. Aitor Larrañaga Varga and Dr. Fco. Javier Sangüesa Aguerri. Service Technicians. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/30. Participant profile: Personnel, researchers and professionals involved in the characterisation of materials. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To set out the possibilities and capabilities of the single-crystal structure resolution unit of the X-Ray Service. 2.- To demonstrate the main characteristics of a single crystal diffractometer. 3.- To set criteria in order to choose quality samples and establish suitable measurement conditions. 4.- To explain the complete process of data acquisition and processing and structure resolution from single-crystal data, with the aid of practical examples. 5.- To analyse the results obtained, their presentation and how to extract the most information possible. Person to contact: Dr. Fco. Javier Sangüesa.

94 601 3574 serx@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................300 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 12


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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Introduction to high-resolution NMR. 1D and 2D methods Dates

Duration

March 2011

20 h.

Course venue

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dra. Isabel Collado, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 4/8. Participant profile: Masters and PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in nuclear magnetic resonance. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To define the fundamentals of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. 2.- To present commonly-used 1D and 2D NMR experiments for the solving of structural problems. 3.- To set criteria that help the researcher choose the most suitable experiment on every occasion. 4.- To determine the keys to interpreting NMR spectra.

94 601 5432 isabel.collado@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dra. Isabel Collado.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................300 € - External users ..............................................300 €

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Ref.: 2511

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

Introduction to solid-state and liquid-state NMR Dates

Duration

May 2011

20 h.

Course venue

Joxe Mari Korta Centre Gipuzkoa Campus

Speakers: Dr. José Ignacio Miranda and Dr. José Ignacio Santos, Service Technicians. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 6/15. Participant profile: PhD students, researchers and professionals interested in learning about these types of techniques. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Introduction to the most common experiments in liquids (1D y 2D) and solids. 2.- The processing of mono and bidimensional spectra. 3.- To set criteria that help the researcher choose the most suitable experiments. 4.- To determine the keys to the interpretation of mono- and bidimensional experiments. Person to contact: Dr. José Ignacio Miranda.

Dr. José Ignacio Santos.

94 301 5257/5310 ji.miranda@ehu.es 94 301 5499/5311 joseignacio.santos@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................120 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 14


Biomedicine and Biotechnology

- Animal Unit - DNA Bank - Gene Expression - Proteomics - Sequencing and Genotyping - Analytical and High-Resolution Microscopy in Biomedicine


Ref.: 1011

General Animal Unit Service

Course to train personnel who carry out research procedures with animals (category B) Dates

Duration

June 2011

42 h.

Course venue

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Bizkaia Campus (Leioa)

Speakers: Technical and teaching staff from the General Animal Unit Service. Teaching staff from the collaborating entity Animalaria. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 45/48. Participant profile: Research personnel and professionals who use animals in research activities or for teaching purposes. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To find out about the basic principles and learn the basic techniques for carrying out scientific experiments that use animals. 2.- For participants who are going to be working with animals for experimentation to obtain the legal qualification. 94 601 2821 gloria.lete@ehu.es

Person to contact: Gloria Lete.

Course fee: - Flat price ......................................................650 â‚Ź

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 16


Ref.: 1111

DNA Bank

DNA Sequencing Dates

Duration

Course venue

November 2011

20 h.

The “Lucio Lascaray” Centre of Research and Advanced Studies Araba Campus

Speakers: Dr. Marian Martínez de Pancorbo, Scientific Consultant of the Service. Dr. Maite Álvarez, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 10/20. Participant profile: Researchers and professionals in the areas of Biosciences, Pharmacy, Medicine, Nutrition and similar. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To establish the basic principles of automated DNA sequencing and interpretation of sequences. 2.- To develop methodology for automated DNA sequencing, including purification, pre-sequencing DNA, BDT sequencing reaction, post-sequencing reaction purification and analysis in automated ABI3130 DNA sequencer. 3.- To introduce participants to bioinformatic analysis of the results obtained by DNA sequencing. 94 501 4492/4527 maite.alvarez@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Maite Álvarez.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................150 € - PRB users.....................................................225 € - External users ..............................................375 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 17


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Genomics Service: - Gene Expression Unit

Analysis of gene expression using real-time PCR or Q-RT-PCR Dates

Duration

July 2011

20 h.

Course venue

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Irantzu Bernales, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 10/20. Participant profile: The course focuses on current or future users of the service, in addition to researchers and professionals familiar with the use of PCR and/or real time PCR systems. Prior knowledge of molecular biology is required, especially gene expression, as well as how to use molecular biology databases or tools (NCBI, GeneBank, etc.) and BLAST. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To learn about the fundamentals of real-time PCR or quantitative PCR. 2.- To become familiar with and gain an understanding of the fundamentals of gene expression analysis using PCR or RT-PCR. 3.- To analyse the different methods of sample preparation for gene expression analysis using Q-RT-PCR. 4.- To analyse and become familiar with the requirements for the design of primers and probes for gene expression analysis using Q-RT-PCR. 5.- To become familiar with and gain an understanding of the different methods for the analysis of results of gene expression using Q-RT-PCR. 94 601 3497/3471 irantzu.bernales@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Irantzu Bernales.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 18


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Genomics Service: - Proteomics

Introduction to Proteomics: identification, quantification and posttranslational modifications Dates

Duration

June 2011

20 h.

Course venue

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speakers: Dr. Kerman Aloria, Service Technician. Dr. Miren Josu Omaetxebarria, Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the UPV/EHU. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 8/20. Participant profile: PhD students, researchers and professionals. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- General introduction to proteomics and mass spectrometry applied to proteomics. 2.- To learn about the latest advances in the identification, quantification and analysis of post-translational modifications of proteins. 3.- The use of free-access bioinformatics tools. 4.- Problems and possible solutions in real investigations. 5.- To become familiar with the facilities and capabilities of the General Proteomics Service at the UPV/EHU. 94 601 3278 kerman.aloria@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Kerman Aloria.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 19


Ref.: 3111

Genomics Service: - Sequencing and Genotyping Unit

DNA Sequencing and Genotyping: Markers, Applications, Methodologies and Data Analysis Dates

Duration

June 2011

20 h.

Course venue

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Irati Miguel Manterola, Unit Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 10/20. Participant profile: PhD students, researchers and laboratory technicians at universities, hospitals, analysis or diagnostic laboratories, research centres and (biotechnological, pharmaceutical, etc.) companies that can incorporate these techniques into their work by applying them directly in their laboratories or using the Genomics Service. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To raise awareness of the variability of genetic markers and the most common applications. 2.- To describe the basic principles of Sequencing and Genotyping techniques currently available. 3.- To examine the techniques provided by the Service in depth and place emphasis on laboratory work prior to the shipment of samples, reviewing sample preparation protocols, possible problems that may arise, etc… 4.- To investigate basic bioinformatics and resources available on the Internet for the analysis of the results obtained by the molecular techniques described. To work on practical cases. 94 601 3561/3471 irati.miguel@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Irati Miguel.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 20


Ref.: 1911

Analytical and High-Resolution Microscopy in Biomedicine Service

Basic Principles and Applications of Confocal Microscopy, Electron Microscopy and Flow Cytometry in Biomedicine Dates

Duration

June 2011

20 h.

Course venue

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Bizkaia Campus (Leioa)

Speakers: Dr. Ricardo Andrade and Dr. Alejandro Díez, Service Technicians; Dr. Jon Arluzea, Service Collaborator. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/20. Participant profile: Researchers or technicians and professionals who wish to acquire the necessary skills to use the techniques available from the Service. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To assimilate the basic theory of the different techniques studied (optical and electron microscopy and flow cytometry). 2.- To gain an understanding of the main applications of confocal microscopy, electron microscopy and flow cytometry. 3.- To become familiar with the handling of different equipment available in the Service. 4.- To acquire the necessary skills to work with digital images. 94 601 5793 ricardo.andrade@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Ricardo Andrade. Dr. Alejandro Díez.

94 601 5793 alex.diez@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 21


Technological Support

- Coupled Multispectroscopy Singular Laboratory (Raman-LASPEA) - Central Analysis Service


Ref.: 2311

Coupled Multispectroscopy Singular Laboratory (Raman-LASPEA)

Basic principles and applications of Raman spectroscopy Dates

Duration

September 2011

20 h.

Course venue

LASPEA Laboratory Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Bizkaia Campus (Leioa)

Speaker: Dr. Alfredo Sarmiento Romayor, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/25. Participant profile: Trainee research personnel, experienced researchers and professionals interested in working with Raman spectroscopy. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To gain an understanding of the theoretical basics of the Raman effect. 2.- To learn about the different variants associated with Raman spectroscopy. 3.- To analyse the advantages and drawbacks of the technique and its main applications. 4.- To become familiar with the use and handling of Raman microscopes. Person to contact: Dr. Alfredo Sarmiento.

94 601 3533 alfredo.sarmiento@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................150 € - PRB users ....................................................200 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 23


Ref.: 2811

Central Analysis Service

Course on liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (QQQ operation and application and Q-TOF initiation) Dates

Duration

Course venue

October 2011

30 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Beatriz Abad, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/5. Participant profile: Internal users (university personnel). External users (personnel from industry, technological centres, etc.). Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Introduction to Liquid Chromatography coupled to Tandem Mass Spectrometry. 2.- Introduction to atmospheric pressure interfaces and mass analyzers. 3.- Tuning and calibration. 4.- Development of methods. 5.- Spectra interpretation. 94 601 3197 beatriz.abad@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Beatriz Abad.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................300 € - PRB users ..................................................1650 € - External users............................................1650 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 24


Ref.: 2911

Central Analysis Service

Determining major and minor metals using atom absorption: Major (flame atomic absorption) Minor (graphite furnace and hydride generation) Dates

Duration

Course venue

November 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Juan Carlos Raposo Fernández, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 3/10. Participant profile: Research or professional personnel involved in the instrumental processing and analysis of samples in environmental matrices. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Concepts of preservation, sample-taking and processing. 2.- Training in atomic absorption spectrometry. 3.- Creation of analysis methods. 4.- Implementation of strategies by means of practical cases. 5.- Practical guide to quality assurance in terms of results. Person to contact: Dr. Juan Carlos Raposo.

94 601 5443 juancarlos.raposo@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................200 € - PRB users.....................................................500 € - External users ..............................................750 €

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Ref.: 3011

Central Analysis Service

Gas chromatography with mass detection. Theoretical lessons and practical applications Dates

Duration

Course venue

June 2011

30 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Luis Bartolomé. Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/10. Participant profile: Individuals with little experience who are interested in the handling of chromatographic techniques. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Theoretical knowledge of gas chromatography. 2.- Theoretical knowledge of mass spectrometry. 3.- Handling and maintenance of a gas chromatograph. 4.- Practice 1. Analysis by means of gas chromatography in a water sample with detection of PAH masses 5.- Practice 2. Qualitative analysis of an environmental sample of the trainee’s choice. 94 601 3473 luis.bartolome@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Luis Bartolomé.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................250 € - PRB users.....................................................550 € - External users ..............................................650 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 26


Environment

- Phytotron and Greenhouse


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Phytotron and Greenhouse

Cultivation of plant species: In vivo physiological and analytical determinations using ion chromatography Dates

Duration

Course venue

October/November 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speakers: Dr. Azucena González García, Service Technician and Dr. Begoña González Moro, Scientific Consultant of the Service. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 8/15. Participant profile: Research personnel and trainee research personnel, laboratory technicians and professionals related to the topic. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To design suitable experimental and environmental conditions for the growth of plant material according to the type of plant, its metabolism, biological cycle and the objectives of the experiment. 2.- To establish optimum environmental variables for the growth and monitoring of plant species by identifying physiological measurements in vivo. 3.- To harvest the plant material and become familiar with different methods of preservation according to the objectives of the test. 4.- To identify analytes (cations, anions and sugars) in plant samples using ion chromatography. Person to contact: Dr. Azucena González.

94 601 5318/3536 azucena.gonzalez@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................120 € - PRB users.....................................................250 € - External users ..............................................300 €

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 28


Common Services

- Quality and Innovation - Research Monitoring and Evaluation


Ref.: 1211

Quality and Innovation Unit

Workshop on quality as a management tool in research laboratories Dates

Duration

Course venue

May/June 2011

20 h.

Faculty of Science and Technology Bizkaia Campus, Leioa

Speaker: Dr. Iñaki Gil Felipe, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 10/20. Participant profile: Masters and PhD students, university researchers and professionals who are interested in applying quality criteria to their activities. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To become familiar with current quality management and metrology systems and tools. 2.- Immersion in the latest 2008 version of the UNE-EN-ISO 9001 standard. 3.- To identify and develop the technical requirements for the UNE-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard in a practical way. 4.- To gain basic knowledge concerning the international UNE-EN ISO 10012:2003 standard. 5.- General Research Services experiences. 94 601 3539 calidad-sgiker@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Iñaki Gil.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU ......................................................100 € - PRB users.....................................................300 € - External users ..............................................300 €

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Ref.: 1311

Quality and Innovation Unit

How to improve a work environment in 20 hours. Practical workshop using 5S methodology to organise, order and clean the workplace Dates

Duración

Course venue

February/March 2011

20 h.

In company

Speaker: Dr. Iñaki Gil Felipe, Service Technician. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 5/10. Participant profile: UPV/EHU or external research and work groups who wish to improve their work environment quickly and effectively. Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- To learn about the significance of the “5S methodology” and the reasons why it came about. 2.- To facilitate the selection of the work environment to be improved and the analysis of its benefits. 3.- To implement sorting, setting in order and sweeping activities in the workplace. 4.- To standardise the activities and work by means of visual control. 5. To achieve discipline and habit in everyday activities. 94 601 3539 calidad-sgiker@ehu.es

Person to contact: Dr. Iñaki Gil.

Course fee: - UPV/EHU .....................................................500 €* - PRB users .................................................2000 €* - External users...........................................2000 €* * Group prices

i For additional information to the course, obtain full program and register, visit: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation 31


Ref.: 3211

Research Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

How to use bibliometric indicators to apply for supplementary salary schemes and accreditations Dates

Duration

Course venue

May 2011

4 h.

Sessions will be held on all of the UPV/EHU campuses

Speakers: Dr. Daniel Torres-Salinas and Prof. Dr. Evaristo Jiménez-Contreras, Granada University. Minimum/Maximum No. of participants: 20/50. Participant profile: Teaching and research staff (PDI), trainee research personnel (PIF) and administrative and service personnel (PAS). Objectives to be fulfilled during the course: 1.- Analysis of the different agencies’ evaluation criteria for the accreditation of scientific production. Special reference according to scientific area. 2.- To become familiar with the main sources of information from which bibliometric indicators can be obtained. 3.- To search for evidence of quality in journals. 4.- To know how to search for citations and contextualise them: Wos, Scopus, Google Scholar, ESI. 5.- Evidence of quality for books and congresses. Person to contact: Dr. Fátima Ana Pastor.

94 601 5108 fatimaana.pastor@ehu.es

Course fee: - UPV/EHU.........................................................30 € - PRB users .......................................................60 € - External users ................................................60 €

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RULES GOVERNING ACCESS PARTICIPANT SERVICE SGIker student service This service comprises, firstly, the person or technician in charge of the course and identified as such in the relevant file and, secondly, by the SGIker quality and innovation technician (calidadsgiker@ehu.es). The Student Service will endeavour to respond to all questions, consultations and requests for further information regarding the availability of places, timetables, content and teaching staff. Desing of a la carte courses or those that take place in company The technicians and personnel from the service who are in charge of each training course will advise interested parties on the design of formative actions other than those which are regularly offered, or of the possibility of teaching a course to a specific group of researchers or professionals. In such case, a variety of proposals and financial offers will be made by SGIker according to the nature of the course and the content requested. Website The content of the catalogue of the courses offered, their periodic updates, enrolments and other information of interest is available via the website: www.ehu.es/SGIker/en/formation Enrolment can be done directly via this website, in addition to any other consultation related to courses.

ENROLMENT AND METHODS OF PAYMENT Enrolment Enrolment on courses is done via the website: www.ehu.es/SGIker/es/cursos/solicitud/alta where the enrolment form must be completed with personal details and the method of payment required. If you have no Internet access or email, you may request help with your enrolment from the Student Service, as stated previously. Once enrolment has been completed, the participant will receive an email confirming this, and the person in charge of the course will subsequently get in contact with them to confirm that a place on the course has been reserved. Requirements and documents Participants will need to meet the academic and professional requirements demanded for participation on the course in accordance with the subjects and objectives set out by the programme being proposed. In this case, SGIker personnel might request supporting documents in order to certify compliance with the requirements of the participant profile established and contained in the course file. Methods of payment and enrolment When enrolling, the choice of one of four available methods of payment is requested. Two of these are aimed at Users of the UPV/EHU and the other two, at External Users outside the UPV/EHU.

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UPV/EHU User - Payment by transfer between ORGANICAs: when the course is going to be paid by a ORGANICA of a project or Department. - Payment by bank transfer: when the user belongs to the UPV/EHU but will personally meet the cost of the course. External user - Paid by a private individual: when the external user personally meets the cost of the course. - Paid by a company: when the external user is an employee of a company or body and the latter meets the cost of the course. Enrolment has been completed when the course fees have been paid or the corresponding bank transfer or transfer between ORGANICAs has been made. Payment of fees Fees must be paid prior to commencement of the course. Otherwise, the SGIker reserve the right to cancel reservation of the place after informing the interested party thereof. Payment of the enrolment fee or bank transfer (not transfer between ORGANICAs) must be made to the account number of the Vice-Rectorate of Research of the UPV/EHU, indicating the name and surnames and course on which the participant is enrolled on the reference: Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa - BBK Account number: 2095 0292 90 9101266146 The fees to be paid on each course can be consulted in the relevant file, with a distinction being drawn between three types of fee: one for internal users or users from the UPV/EHU, and a further two for external users outside the UPV/EHU: participants from Public Research Bodies (PRBs) and private individuals or employees of companies or private entities. Modifications to enrolment Students may make modifications to the personal details contained on the enrolment form, in addition to the method of payment selected. These modifications are made via the website: www.ehu.es/SGIker/es/cursos/solicitud by inserting the identification number with which the student has been provided during the enrolment process. Refund of enrolment fee The SGIker will refund the enrolment fee in the event that the requirements demanded of the participant profile are not met and in the event of cancellation on grounds of force majeure.

CERTIFICATES OF PARTICIPATION Students participating on SGIker training courses are entitled to obtain a certificate of participation where the course contains a theoretical-practical load of at least 20 hours’ duration, provided that they have attended at least 80% of the total duration of the course. This certificate is obtained via electronic download from the website by inserting the identification number with which the student has been provided during the enrolment process.

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SGIker courses catalog