What is X-Net all about?

FAQThe X-Net initiative aims to promote cross-disciplinary research, encourage communication and strengthen cooperation among biomedical researchers from academia and industry, removing the barriers related to it. X-Net can help you to make the most of your cross-disciplinary research by maximizing the opportunities and minimizing the risks.

Would you provide advice on how to approach cross-disciplinarian research?​

We would like to help biomedical cross-disciplinarians through our network of researchers, 4 different workshops, training curricula, roadmaps and reports, initially designed to encourage STEM researchers to transition into biomedical science.​ ​

Which scientific backgrounds are supported by the X-Net project?​

It is for STEM scientists interested in transitioning to biomedical and computational areas, backgrounds in any scientific discipline are always welcome.

What are the advantages of being involved with X-Net?​

The diversified portfolio and methodological tools that X-Net offers will open perspectives, more prospects of collaboration with larger networks and more colleagues in more fields. It brings the potential for novel exciting breakthroughs with relevance in real-life and increased career opportunities.

How do I get involved?​

Our network is open and accessible for everyone to join. We welcome scientists at various stages in their career including postgraduate students, early or senior career researchers from Academia or Industry and we also have an interest in PPI.

Who can attend the workshops?​

We encourage to attend the workshops to anyone who is interested in cross-disciplinarity related to biomedical sciences and at any point of the career stage: early, mid or senior. ​

Does X-Net offer advice on how to deal with the cross-disciplinarity challenges?​

Yes, X-Net offers practical strategies to help navigate those challenges. The workshop “Overcoming barriers to Cross-Disciplinary Research” deals with the potential problems researchers face in their career progression by sharing experiences and knowledge. An open report will be available showing the common barriers associated with cross-disciplinarity in biomedicine and how to respond to them, considering the conclusions reached in the workshop.​