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Upcoming events - Open Source Software licenses & Introduction to the Individual Career Development Plan (IDP) and how to get started with it

Dear Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers,

We have two events coming up, register now.

Open Source Software licenses – implications under copyright and contract law as well as legal risks

When: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 2:30 - 4:00 pm.

Chair: INNO

Speaker: Dr. Katarina Casals Ide, M. (P.I.I.)

The use and application Open Source Software provides, in principle, significant technical advantages to the community, including to commercial market players. Still, Open Source Software must not be confused with the “public domain”. Open Source Software use and application is subject to specific terms and obligations to be complied with, particularly in order to avoid third party rights infringements, automatic termination of the obtained license, or even the loss of the right of disposal over one own’s source code. 

The purpose of this webinar is to explain (potential) users of Open Source Software the legal background as well as legal risks and consequences of using programs subject to Open Source licenses, and provide users with the respective, basic legal information they may require in support of their decision-making activities when considering the use or when using Open Source Software.


Interactive Webinar: Introduction to the Individual Career Development Plan (IDP) and how to get started with it

When: Wednesday May 18th, 9:00 – 10:30 am

Chair: Helmholtz Munich Career Center

The Helmholtz Munich Career Center has created the Individual Career Development Plan (IDP) especially for Postdocs and Doctoral Researchers. The IDP is a personal roadmap, designed to help you clarify your values, interests, and skills, explore career possibilities, set goals, and take concrete action towards a career that suits you best.

In this webinar, you will …

  • learn to take a positive outlook on your career development as a scientist,
  • receive a tool that provides a step by step guideline for your personal career development
  • discover how to use the IDP for your career questions, and
  • get started straight away with a first individual and group exercise.

Are you ready to actively tackle your future career? Please click here to register for the event!

The places for the webinar are limited - first come, first served. You will be informed within one week from your registration (latest on the 16th of May) whether you received a place or not. If you receive a place, you will be sent an email from Zoom containing your login details for the webinar. If the webinar is already full, you will receive a notification mail from the Career Center.

For further information regarding the IDP, please visit our website here.

Please visit our scientific training website to register for more webinars and workshops.

Best wishes,

Your Scientific Education and Training Team