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
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
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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.