The International Diabetes Federation has organized nine workshops since 2008 (one per IDF region) dedicated to translational research in diabetes. The aim of the workshops is to help potential "applicants" to BRIDGES, and other funding programmes linked to translational research, to develop their skills in methodology, study design, and other relevant elements.

Each Workshop lasted for one day, and the number of participants was limited to 15 people per workshop. The workshops are free of charge.

San Gilijan, Malta19 September 2008
Miami, USA
19 November 2008
Kathmandu, Nepal16 October 2008
Accra, Ghana
12 December 2008
La Plata, Argentina22 November 2008
Hong Kong, China
25 September 2008
Lille, France
15 March 2010
Istanbul, Turkey
26 March 2010
Beijing, China
13 November 2010