Facilitating world-class research
All in-person training has been cancelled until November. Please note that GCP training and our 'Obtaining ethical and HRA approvals' presentation are available online.
The UK policy framework for health and social care research requires that each member of the research team, including those at collaborating sites, is qualified by education, training and experience to discharge their role in the study, and that their qualifications are documented. The chief investigator is responsible for making sure all staff are appropriately trained for their role.
For all clinical research (CTIMP and non-CTIMP)
Our online training covers good clinical practice (GCP) and good research practice (GRP).
This fully up-to-date course is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and endorsed by TransCelerate.
A test consisting of revalidation quizzes is available online for those with clinical trial experience.
ONLINE TRAINING DETAILS
For CTIMP research
This full-day course provides an introduction to the principles of good clinical practice. It is not suitable for those with extensive experience in clinical trials.
GCP COURSE DETAILS
For non-CTIMP research
Our introduction to good research practice (GRP) course covers the legislation that applies to non-CTIMP research, as well as detailed principles of good practice in clinical research studies.
GRP COURSE DETAILS
This online presentation outlines how research is governed in the UK, including a step-by-step guide to applying for approval.
OBTAINING APPROVALS COURSE DETAILS
Short GCP awareness sessions may be available on request for support services staff (eg radiology and laboratory staff, clinical nurses).
NIHR also offer a range of GCP training courses including online and local face-to-face courses.
We are sometimes able to provide bespoke training. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
The Human Tissue Governance Team details on their website further training requirement on Human Tissue Act.
HTA TRAINING REQUIREMENTS