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GUTS course

Since the release of the first version of openGUTS, we have had the intention to provide a regular, commercial course on using GUTS in risk assessment of plant protection products. This course should apply the openGUTS standalone software, and the Matlab version as well, if there is a specific interest. So far, however, our intentions have been thwarted by various issues (a.o., job changes and the corona crisis), and, we must admit, interest in such a course has not been overwhelming. Therefore, at the moment, these ideas are on hold. We have been contemplating various formats, such as an open course on a teaching location (in the Netherlands), non-open courses on-site (e.g., at a regular authorities or companies premises), or (more recently) an on-line interactive course.

Realistically, our possibilities to provide complete courses in 2021 will be very limited, both due to the corona situation and due to other obligations. However, we do love to hear about your course wishes! If you are interested in an openGUTS course, please contact Tjalling Jager (DEBtox Research) by email, and tell us what you would like to see in terms of courses. Given sufficient interest, we'll pick this up again, and keep you posted if we have more concrete plans.

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The TKTD summerschool deals with toxic effects on the energy budget using the DEBkiss simplification, and also deals with GUTS (part of the course can be filled in to match your specific interests, so a GUTS focus is entirely possible).

The on-line DIY short course on the openGUTS software. This is completely on-line and completely do-it-yourself, so perfect for self education in quarantine times.

In July 2021, you have the opportunity to join the PREDITOX school in Lyon, France. This is a course on modelling and statistics for ecotoxicologists, focussing on Bayesian inference. Download the 2021 flyer. Modelling with GUTS is included in the programme.


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