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Project for research introduction



- the national research structures

- the principles of patent right

- how to perform a relevant literature review on a subject

- identification of a problem and scientific approach to solve it

- participation to a current research project in a laboratory

- health and safety rules in a research laboratory

Project management: definition and organization
- content (clearly define the limits and tasks)
- deadlines (with prioritization of tasks, Gantt chart)
- HR (assign tasks to people with skills, communication, team management)
- risk analysis, cost estimation.



Conferences. Lectures and tutorials on literature survey.

Supervised research project performed in group of 3 students on current projects of the laboratory, by using the project management approach. Presentation of the project results in a poster session.



At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts):

- the approach and tools for a good literature and patent survey

- how to develop a scientific work

- the health and safety rules in a research laboratory

- the basic methods for project management

- the organisation of the public research in France

- principles of patent right




The student will be able to:

- to delimit and deepen a scientific research project

- to draw an up-to-date inventory of knowledge on this topic and  to identify the international leading research teams

- to propose and to experimentally perform a scientific approach to address a problem based upon the previous literature survey with respect to health and safety rules

- to share and communicate the results with a common scientific formalism (paper, poster)

- to perform a project management approach

Needed prerequisite

Literature survey basic knowledge.
Project management.
Scientific knowledge in relation to the research project.

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...