Courses

IOPS Curriculum and conferences
Below you can find a general overview of our courses, including a general description. Please note that some courses are given biennially and that the months stated are indicative only (due to circumstances, a course may be organized in another month)

In our Course Agenda you will find the current scheduled courses and, when available, specific information on dates and programs.

Educational plan
This overview can assist prospective IOPS students to draw up their education plan. The requirements for the IOPS certificate can be found here.

The curriculum part of the requirements consists of both mandatory and elective courses. For the elective courses, it is allowed to follow relevant courses outside IOPS. 

SMIP courses
We have a standing collaboration with our German partner SMiP. This collaboration includes mutually opening courses. More information can be found here.

Registration
You can registrer for all courses with the IOPS coordinator at secretariaat.iops@rug.nl

Costs
Courses are free of charge for IOPS members. Affiliated members or other externals might have to pay a fee. The fee can differ for each course and can be requested with the IOPS coordinator.
Regular IOPS members have priority when courses are full.

 Overview IOPS courses

  #ECEven yearsOdd years
FebruaryStatistical Learning (LU)22022, 2024… 
JanuaryGeneralized latent variable modeling (TiU) 1 2023,
2025…
JuneIOPS Summer Conference 2022, 2024…2023, 2025…
July    
AugustA Gentle Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (hybrid)2 20222023
SeptemberAdvanced Survey Design (UU)2 2022, 2024…2025…
SeptemberWhat is Psychometrics? (UvA)22022, 2024…2023, 2025…
OctoberBayesian Item Response Modeling  (UT)22022, 2024… 
OctoberStatistical Consulting to Behavioral Scientists  (UvA & LU)32022, 2024… 
OctoberMathematical Statistics (RUG)12023, 2025…
October
November
Optimization & Numerical Methods (KU Leuven)22022, 2024…2023, 2025…
DecemberIOPS Winter Conference 2022, 2024…2023, 2025…

Also, IOPS sometimes offers interesting fellowships and internships.