Introduction to good clinical research practice (online - live)

Course description

If you are planning to run a ‘non-regulatory’ research study this introductory course is for you. Not all research is subject to clinical trials regulations, but the same standards of conduct apply.

This course in Good Clinical Research Practice covers the legislation that applies to ‘non-regulatory’ research, along with the detailed principles of good practice in clinical research studies. This three-hour online 'live' course consists of trainer-led presentations, short video talks from those experienced in the conduct of clinical research and interactive exercises.

The course is run by the experienced research support specialists from the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospital’s Joint Research Office. 

Join an online 'live' presentation through Microsoft Teams for an overview of:

  • purpose of good clinical research practice including historical background
  • difference between clinical care and research practice
  • ethical and regulatory considerations in the UK
  • research study requirements and documentation
  • research study conduct and management

How to book a place

This training is only available to colleagues who work in the University of Oxford, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Contact with your work email address and let us know your preferred training date.


Online 'live' presentation through Microsoft Teams, with practical exercises and time for questions.


  • Presentation session: 9.30am to 1.00pm in four parts with short breaks
  • Q&A session and time for additional discussion: 1.00pm to 1:30pm (optional) 


One session every other month on Wednesdays (excluding August and December).

Training capacity

The course can accommodate 8 - 20 people.

We will try our best to book you onto your preferred session. However, if the minimum attendance number is not attained then we will have to cancel the session and move attendees onto the next available session. Likewise, if the training session is fully booked then we will book you onto the next available session.


Wednesday 10 July 2024

Wednesday 11 September 2024

Wednesday 13 November 2024

What is needed

To attend the session you will need to have the Microsoft Teams desktop app installed, or log in with a browser (must be Chrome or Edge). You will need a webcam and microphone with speakers or headset. You need to be online with a reliable internet connection. An invitation to join the Teams session will be emailed to you when your place and the session are confirmed.

Provided by

Oxford's Joint Research Office - (Research Governance, Ethics and Assurance team at OU and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Research & Development team).