Image Ethics & Poster Design

Image Ethics & Poster Design

communication skills

Leuven, Park Inn Hotel

Start date:

24 June 2021

24 June 2021

General context

In this training course, we want to teach the basic ethic aspects of image editing and design appealing and modern scientific posters.

The image ethics part handles on the theoretical aspects of image manipulation, the mistakes people make and how to avoid image fraud. VIB has guidelines for acceptable scientific image manipulations. Not all manipulations are scientifically correct. There are manipulations that fall within the scope of scientific misconduct, because they result in misrepresentation of the data. Such misrepresentation makes it impossible for others to interpret the data correctly, or worse, leads to conclusions that are not correct.

The second part of this course deals with poster design. Scientific posters are a resume of a piece or timespan of research on one square meter of paper. They are best compared to slides for oral presentations, not a written document. Posters can’t convey detailed evidence like scientific articles, it must visualize a message on its own. When standing a meter away from a poster you hardly feel like reading much text, especially when the author/designer stands next to it. A poster must bring that message without requiring oral explanation, but with as little text as possible.

Required skills

Note that ‘Initiation GIMP and Inkscape’ is prerequisite to this course!

Software demonstrated

GIMP & Inkscape

Extra information
  • This course is free for VIB participants
  • Registration fee for non-VIB academics is 50 euro.
  • This course is not open for industry.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information.


Christof De Bo
Staff employee Research Informatics at VIB
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Practical info

Location & Venue

24 June 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Martelarenlaan 36
3010 Leuven

Public transport

24 June 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Public transport

The hotel is located 300m from Leuven Central Station. The hotel connects to Leuven Central Station by a pedestrian bridge.

Route description

24 June 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven

Park Inn hotel has no own parking. It is possible to park underground in P1-Parking Station Leuven, Martelarenlaan 4, 3010 Leuven.

Venue contact

24 June 2021

Park Inn by Radisson Leuven
Location contact

+32 16 61 66 02