The educational part of the program consisted of a spectrum of optional and obligatory courses and training opportunities at different levels. The complementary training aimed at generally applicable skills: e.g. data presentation, grant writing, and scientific language/writing English, but also management courses, computer skills, project management, team building. Each individual trainee could make a selection from the workshops and courses offered by each of the BrainTrain network partners and require additional courses outside the given programme. This resulted for each fellow in a BrainTrain certificate presented at the final conference in Japan.