Clinical Research Courses

We have pulled together a number of courses that can help with clinical research.

National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research offers a wide range of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses. These comprise e-learning courses such as ‘Introduction to GCP with Adults Lacking Capacity’, as well as a range of face-to-face courses available across the country including ‘Next steps in delivering clinical research’ and ‘Communication about randomised clinical trials’. You can view the full range of courses on the NIHR website.

NIHR Training and Career Development Webinar Channel

The NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre offers a collection of webinars aimed at researchers to help develop their research careers. These include how to use the NIHR Clinical Research Network for study support, how to further your research career in clinical trials, and the opportunities and challenges in Patient and Public Involvement. You can see the full range of their webinars on their webinar channel.

NHS Health Research Authority

The NHS Health Research Authority host a variety of training days in both London and Manchester on topics such as the Human Tissue Act and phase I clinical trials. You can find resources from training days published on their website.

The HRA also has a growing programme of eLearning courses designed to support the research community covering the research design of clinical trials and training for non-commercialised studies. Find out more here.

Medical Research Council

The MRC run a number of free eLearning courses with modules aiming to provide an understanding of research data and confidentiality, human tissue legislation, and good research practice. They are also able to provide assessment and certification that you have passed. Visit the website for more details.

Wellcome Genome Campus

The Wellcome Genome Campus provides courses aimed at biomedical research scientists, clinicians and healthcare professionals. Their courses offer practical and interactive training in the latest data analysis tools and laboratory techniques. You can view their full range of courses on their website.