The whole TRAIN consortium got together for its second Training Workshop between 07 and 10 October, hosted by Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM). The four days of intensive study gave the ESRs their first opportunity to present the progress they had made on their individual projects to the full supervisory team, and to discuss results, issues and future lines of work with each other. In addition, there were teaching sessions on prostate cancer, more general research interests of the host laboratories; RNAseq and ChIP Technologies, Bioinformatics, SME and Industry perspectives from our two industrial beneficiaries; and practical sessions on Electronic Lab Notebooks, academic writing and how to run a journal club. Despite the packed agenda there was still time for ESRs and supervisors to get to know each other informally during evenings spent sampling some of the excellent tapas Madrid has to offer. Everyone left tired but enthusiastic about the developing scientific and personal collaborations that were forged together. A more detailed account of the workshop can be found here.