Online Academy (NOA)

About NOA

Developed by the award-winning NIBRT, the NIBRT Online Academy (NOA) is an online learning platform for the biopharma manufacturing industry.

NOA provides easy access, interactive and cost-effective online learning options on all aspects of biopharma manufacturing.


How NOA Works

Users can access NOA via with individual and group licences available.

NOA offers a constantly updated library of on-demand online modules that offer quality industry-specific training in bite-sized chunks of information. Modules can be accessed on demand, at any time and across a broad range of platforms.


Why Train with noa

NOA provides a quality, efficient and cost-effective training solution from a
recognised global leader in biopharma training.

Group licences are available with significant discounts to provide cost effective training solutions.

A convenient and quality assured training solution for the biopharma industry.


Welcome to NOA

NIBRT is a world-renowned training facility with many years experience developing high quality training programmes for the bioprocessing industry. The NIBRT Online Academy (NOA) is designed to assist the skills and career development of those involved in biopharma manufacturing.

NOA offers easy access, immersive and interactive online learning on all aspects of biopharma manufacturing. Explore our suite of courses below or contact us via the enquiry button if you require further information.

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Group Bookings

Group licences are available with significant discounts to provide cost effective training solutions. 

NOA currently has 800 organisations training staff on our platform and we can provide you with a unique and customised training plan to suit your individual requirements.

Group licences include user progress reports, detailed information on individuals progress and automated client reporting.

If you are interested in a group licence or training a team on NOA get in touch through our enquiry form below and a member of our team will assist you with your group set up.


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Introduction to Quality Control Testing

NOA Testimonials

''I undertook the Bioreactor Operations course in April 2020. I was extremely impressed with the course due to its informative content, visuals and extensive explanations. “Bioreactor Operations” is a suitable course for somebody still in college, or current industry professionals working in Biotechnology.

Paul Branigan-Consultant: Validation Engineer, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Understanding the working and fundamentals of Bioreactors are a must in the Biotechnology sector. I completed the self-paced “Bioreactor Operations” course from NOA. I highly recommend it, as it includes very informative diagrammatic presentations bundled with MCQs at the end of every taught concept to test your understanding.

I As a Biotechnology student, the certificate of course completion, steep learning curve and invaluable learning NOA offers will add an entirely new dimension to my student profile.

Steve Paul: Student

I recently completed the Bioreactor Operations course from the NIBRIT online academy. The course - informative, easy to navigate and engaging - was a great intro to bioreactor design, scale-up, different bioreactor operating modes and critical control parameters to consider. 

Overall I found the NOA engaging, and easy to interact with. I'll certainly be taking more courses from the platform.

Ronan Duffy: Student, Trinity Collage Dublin

''NIBRT is synonymous with quality training and their online facility (NOA) provided an invaluable opportunity to upskill. The courses themselves were thorough, detailed and insightful while not being too time consuming. All aspects of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process are provided for through the available course catalogue. Regular updates from NOA on their newest suggested courses were also offered.

 All levels of experience within the pharmaceutical industry are catered for and from my experience, the courses have been designed in such a way as to allow the learner to benefit from user friendly content.''

Ciaran Gethings: Student, Trinity Collage Dublin

I have attended courses (on-site) at NIBRT in the past and as current challenges mean that I (like many others) am working at home, I was delighted to see that they were offering a range of courses on line at a minimal charge.

I initially undertook one course on Bioreactors and enjoyed the challenge as it distracted me from emails and (the dreaded never-ending inbox!) for a few hours. Upon completion, I appreciated that this had provided me with a succinct introduction to Bioreactors and also will assist me in deciding which topics I would like to focus further on and possibly undertake more studies on.

I am currently setting myself a target of one course a month as this not only assists me in my role but it also inspires me to set new challenges for myself and continue to learn new skills each month. I have recently completed the virus and vaccine courses and found them informative, yet “painless” and I have included this information in my annual appraisal as this ensures that my organisation know that I am investing my time wisely.

Carmel O'Dwyer: Genevac/SP Scientific APAC Channel Manager


NIBRT partners with CASTL

The Canadian Alliance for Skills and Training in Life Sciences
(CASTL) with their industry partner BioVectra, worked with the
National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training to
deploy the NIBRT Online Academy (NOA) in BioVectra’s Canadian
manufacturing sites. The purpose of the partnership was to provide
high-quality online training in bioprocessing that would increase
productivity and drive manufacturing efficiencies while minimizing
trainees time away from production activities.

Click below to find out more about this partnership.

NIBRT Online Academy ( NOA )

Easy access, immersive and interactive online learning on all
aspects of biopharma manufacturing

To find out more please contact us at:, call us on +353 1 215 8100