I am wondering if (and how) a Ph.D. student could learn a skill that is the area of expertise of another lab inside the European Union, but in a different country than the university on which the Ph.D programme is currently done.
So lets say my lab does not have any experience in X procedure. I know that university in another country inside the EU has expertise in X.
Learning the basics in X takes about a week of hands-on lab experience.
How could I initiate the conversation between universities to get me to the other lab? is this even necessary as I would not be paid for that week while visiting the other lab?
Or do I only need to get the permission of the lab supervisors and do not bother about the paperwork.
I am willing to commit to travel and accommodation expenses from my own budget.