• FLAMES Events and Courses 2016-2017

    Please find the FLAMES program 2016-2017 in a nutshell below, but keep in mind it is constantly evolving.

    Also don't forget to have a look at the different courses on Statistics and Methodology currently on offer at our Flemish universities. For an overview, visit our 'Training' tab or click here.

    For all FLAMES courses, the FLAMES Cancellation Policy applies. Read more on this policy here.


    In the list below we distinguish between two types of courses and events:

    - FLAMES InterUniversity (IU) events and courses: regularly organized with a rotating system over the five universities

    - FLAMES events and courses: locally organized by one of the FLAMES coordinators



    October 2016


    November 2016


    December 2016

    January 2017


    February 2017


    March 2017


    April 2017


    May 2017


    June 2017


    Local workshops

    Tools and Methodology - FLAMES @UGent seminars:


    Statistics for life scientists - FLAMES @UGent seminars:

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  • FLAMES Award 2017

    Choose between the 6 FLAMES Award nominees!



    What is the goal of the FLAMES Award?

    FLAMES advocates the sound practice of statistics and methodology to support informed decisions for society. It facilitates this through training in the form of seminars, workshops, the FLAMES Summer School, the FLAMES Annual Meeting and a dedicated search engine for available courses throughout Flanders and beyond. Every two years, we celebrate a member of society who shares our mission; the FLAMES award is given to a scientist, journalist, or public servant for recognition of remarkable contributions and services to statistics or demonstrated high quality use of statistics with a strong impact in society.

    We track several factors: academic research in statistics, communication of risk and uncertainty to the general public, applied research at the service of political decision-making, evidence-based consumers information, correct and ethical use of statistical methodology in health care, nature research and finance etc.


    Who can vote?

    You must have a Google account to vote.

    How does the voting work?

    Please indicate your favorite candidate, by expressing your vote using the link below. You can only vote once.

    When will the vote happen?

    You can vote HERE from February 1 to February 14, 2017.

    When will the winner be awarded?

    The elections' result will be communicated at the FLAMES Annual Meeting on April 28, 2017.

    Who are the nominees?

    This year’s nominees are listed below in alphabetical order. Read more on their biographies here.


    Sheila Bird

    IDDI (International Drug Development Institute)

    INBO (Research Institute for Nature and Forest)

    Raf Mertens

    Stephen Senn

    Pieternel Verhoeven

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  • FLAMES Annual Meeting 2017

    Social Media: The good, the bad or the ugly?

    The impact of social media on science, education, society and economy

    The 5th edition of the FLAMES Annual Meeting focusses on the various ramifications of social media in today's world. Each contribution highlights a different way of how social media influence our daily lives.

    The 5th FLAMES Annual Meeting is hosted by KU Leuven and takes place on April 28, 2017.Read more

  • FLAMES Cancellation Policy

    As FLAMES, it is our mission to provide training on statistics and methodology issues to as many Phd students and postdocs as possible. Furthermore, to guarantee access to our events for as many Phd students and postdocs as possible, we try to offer most courses free of charge to our public. Very often, the number of interested persons is much higher than the number of spots that we can offer to guarantee a qualitatively good course.
    Nonetheless, for many of our events about 20% of the registered ànd confirmed participants do not show up, without a timely notification. We, as FLAMES coordinators, do not only find this impolite towards us as an organizing team, but we also find this inconsiderate towards all other Phd students and postdocs on the waiting list.
    This is why FLAMES applies a no-show policy for all FLAMES events. If not otherwise mentioned in the announcement of the event, FLAMES wraps up registrations and cancellations two weeks before the start of the event. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to the start of the event will therefore fall under this policy.
    In case of a no-show without a timely notification, we will work in two steps.
    As a first measure, you and your supervisor will receive an email, underlining our policy on no-shows. Of course, if you did have a valid reason for not showing up at the last minute (for example, you turned ill the morning of the course), you can still let us know and we will leave it at that. No harm done. However, if we do not receive a good argumentation for your absence at the event without prior and timely notification, your name will be put on a separate list.
    After two no-shows without prior and timely notification for not showing up, you will not be admitted to any other future FLAMES events.
    We see this as a necessary measure to guarantee our mission, that is to make training on statistics and methodology issues accessible to as many Phd students and postdocs as possible.
    The FLAMES coordinators
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Past FLAMES events