BioLearn is OBN’s targetted programme of training events, designed to support the varying needs of teams and individuals throughout the life sciences industry.  Join one of the scheduled courses by clicking the links below, or enquire about hosting a private in-house training programme, by emailing


Our courses

During this half-day course the structure and commercial environment of the biopharmaceutical industry including key technical aspects of the drug development process will be covered.

This course is suitable for non-scientists: to help build overarching knowledge of this sector and help improve confidence for staff in handling future projects.

- Recruitment
- Holiday, sickness and other absence
- Dealing with conflict and resolving problems

- Disciplinary and grievance process
- Inducting new starters and probationary periods
- Storing personnel records

- Employers liability insurance
- Payroll
- Pensions
- Health and safety
- What to do at the end of employment

This course provides a practical insight into the mindset, requirements and investment criteria of investors active in the life sciences industry.

During this full-day course the facilitator will provide an in-depth input on what investors are looking for, their 'sweet spots', preferred language and how to package and structure information from a business plan and turn it into a pitch document.

Participants are asked to bring along the first draft of their business pitch presentations and present a 3-minute snapshot of their pitches, which will be filmed. The presenters will receive individual feedback in terms of pitch content and delivery.

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This short course covers the basics of using social media to promote your company and message.  Areas covered include:

  • Why use social media and what are the driving forces behind it
  • Where and how to start using social media for business
  • The key features to create a successful social media strategy
  • How to set up and use key social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • What content to create for your business on social media  

This course is a perfect opportunity for junior research scientists of all disciplines from academia to industry, particularly those starting to present their work at conferences and seminars.

The course will begin with practical instruction on key topics associated with slide content and the process of verbal delivery. Each delegate will then be invited to deliver a short scientific presentation with digital slides followed by a question and answer session.

The process will be filmed and played back to highlight positive aspects of delivery style and talk content, as well as to identify areas that require improvement.

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