Explore the training opportunities available:
Good Clinical Practice training
GCP is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. By undertaking GCP, you’re able to demonstrate the rights, safety and well-being of your research participants are protected, and that the data collected are reliable.
GCP training should be refreshed every 2 years in line with our training policy, which you can read here.
Please note that due to current advice as a result of COVID-19, courses will be provided online.
- Introduction to Good Clinical Practice - dates to be advised
If you would like to know dates for sessions further afield (i.e. Southampton, Basingstoke, Winchester and Portsmouth), please email Research Ethics.
Online GCP training
You can undertake the training online by registering for an account here. On this website you can find full GCP e-learning, GCP refresher e-learning and also training surrounding areas such as informed consent in adults lacking capacity.
Please note, refresher sessions and the online refresher training are only available to those that have undertaken the Introduction to Good Clinical Practice course or e-learning, within the last 2 years.
If you’re interested in attending GCP training, please email Research Ethics to find out how to book onto a session.
Other local training opportunities
Please note due to current advice as a result of COVID-19, courses may be postponed, cancelled or provided online.
- NIHR CRN* Informed Consent training - dates to be advised
Email Research Ethics to find out how to book onto one of these sessions.
*National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network
- Locally-run Valid Informed Consent training – contact Research Ethics for further information and to schedule a time that suits you.
Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Framework (RKEDF)
As part of the RKEDF Academics and Researchers can book onto the following sessions, either as a one-to-one meeting or a bespoke team session:
- Clinical Research – documentation and filing
- NHS site set-up of research and overview of approval process
- Good Clinical Practice ‘Lite’
- Overview of NIHR, CRNs and NIHR portfolio
If you are a Postgraduate Research Student, there is also a Clinical Governance workshop as part of the Researcher Development Programme.
There are also free online modules surrounding areas such as consent with adults lacking capacity, and the Good Clinical Practice e-learning modules, via the NIHR Learn website;
The Medical Research Council offer e-learning modules via their Learning Management System. e-learning courses include:
- Good Research Practice
- Research, GDPR and Confidentiality
- Research and human tissue legislation
All courses are free to access – all you need to do is set up an account and make a start!
NHS Digital offer free e-learning for healthcare as part of the Data Security and Protection Toolkit. All you need to do is register - https://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/Register
The system holds a wide and varied catalogue of modules across a range of health conditions as well as modules on areas such as complaints handling, healthcare students, the Mental Capacity Act and data security awareness.