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Apply for CA19141 iNEAL Training School Introduction to 3D Geometric Morphometrics and the V.E.R.A. Method for Reconstructing Physical Activity!

October 13th – 15th 2021, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Deadline for application: September 9th 2021

COST Action Integrating Neandertal Legacy: From Past to Present – iNEAL (CA19141) and its Working Group 1 Fossil data are organizing a Training School entitled Introduction to 3D Geometric Morphometrics and the V.E.R.A. Method for Reconstructing Physical Activity. Training School will be organized at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany from October 13th – 15th 2021. We want to thank our Action member and WG1 Leader, prof. Katerina Harvati from the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, for organizing the Training School!

Aim of the Training School: To provide the introduction to geometric morphometrics as a powerful new analytical method in morphological studies of human fossil data.
Description and outputs:The Training School will combine theoretical and practical work. During theoretical part, students will be familiarized with geometric morphometrics compared to traditional morphometrics, and various methods used (including software e.g. MorphoJ, Past, R and related packages) to obtain and analyze data. During the practical part students will be involved in a specific case study.

Students, Early Career Investigators (ECI)* and researchers from Inclusiveness Target Countries (ITC)** are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, please fill out the application form and send it to Ms. Carolin Röding (carolin.roeding@uni-tuebingen.de), no later than September 9th 2021. Only 10 applicants will be approved. The decision will be sent to all applicants before September 17th, including further instructions for successful applicants.

* ECI: An individual who is within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD (full-time equivalent)
**ITC countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, the North Republic of Macedonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey

Current information regarding coronavirus

Please note that this notice is informative and it might change closer to the event, depending on the number of COVID-19 cases and the decisions of the country/University. It is a participant’s obligation to inform themselves on relevant and up-to-date information regarding entering Germany and University Tübingen.

Participants of the events organized at the University Tübingen will be required to show:
1. Certificate of vaccination
2. Certificate of illness with COVID-19 in the last 6 months
3. A negative official antigen test no older than 24 hours (for each day of the event a new test)

Existing rules of the University Tübingen:

1. Full compliance with the university’s hygiene concept as amended at the time of the events, including – according to the current status of the concept – compliance with the distance, mask, ventilation and contact data collection regulations (see the form at the end of the hygiene concept). Participation in events without a mask is only possible if there is a permanent and reliable distance of 1.5 metres to the next person. Lecturers must maintain a distance of 3 metres; the same applies to forced conversations between participants. These requirements also apply to those who have been vaccinated or have recovered, as the legislator or ordinance does not privilege them in the context of activities or stays at the university. The University’s current hygiene concept can be found on the homepage at https://uni-tuebingen.de/universitaet/infos-zum-coronavirus/.

2. 3G applies to every course. Students as well as lecturers must prove that they have either been vaccinated or have recovered, or present a negative test that is no more than 24 hours old. 3G also applies to all participants in other events such as symposia etc. with the participation of external persons. For events outside of teaching, the distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained – in this case as an occupational health and safety measure for the state’s employees.