ASPIS Academy

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About ASPIS Academy

The ASPIS Academy is a network for early-stage researchers (ESRs) who are into developing and using New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) in toxicology. We’re all about boosting the careers of ESRs by giving specific training, making sure everyone gets a fair shot, and setting up a space where the awesome ideas and dreams of a new generation of young scientists can shine. Let’s make NAMs a lot more fun!

The ASPIS Academy embraces inclusivity, welcoming all ESRs regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity. We prioritize creating a supportive environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives.

Are you interested in joining the ASPIS Academy? Please join our LinkedIn Group to keep yourself posted on our activities! You can also email us at for any questions related to the ASPIS Academy.

ASPIS Academy strategy plan

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  • Provide an effective and sustainable communication channel for ESRs
  • Support ESR-led activities such as webinars and face-to-face meetings throughout the project, including special symposia and poster sessions at cluster meetings
  • Help grow the careers of ESRs and create job opportunities
  • Organise social and professional networking events


At its inception, one of the first ASPIS Academy activities happened at the ASPIS Open Symposium 2022 at the ESTIV Congress 2022. ASPIS Academy hosted two training sessions for ESRs on science communication and artificial intelligence for reproducible research, a social event, and the distribution of the Best Poster Award.

Most recently, ASPIS Academy held a successful scientific session at the ESTIV Congress 2024 introducing its activities and promoting presentations of three PhD students of the ASPIS projects. Read more about the ASPIS Academy session here: ASPIS Academy Session


This initiative is coordinated by the ASPIS communication and dissemination working group (C&D WG). A survey distributed among the ESRs highlighted their desire to focus on training that can accelerate their career development and diversity their career opportunities. The results of this survey also showed that the training sessions on science communication and the translation of science to policy and action were the most popular topics for the Academy. On this basis, the ASPIS Academy has taken shape and remains responsive to the evolving needs of ESRs.


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