National Training

Clinical Research Training for Scotland (CRTS)

Please see website for details of training events in Scotland

WTCRF Education Courses 

Please see the WTCRF website  for information.

UKCRN Courses

The UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN)  training & education team strives to create, advance and disseminate knowledge in order to contribute towards the development of an outstanding workforce and empower patients/the public to make a major impact upon clinical research in the UK. To facilitate this they provide a wide variety of courses to researchers working on eligibly funded studies free of charge.


Edinburgh Academy of Clinical Research Education

Professional Courses in Clinical Research


Please see the EACRE website  for information.

Clinical Research, MClinRes, PGDip, PGCert
Newcastle University with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Link opens in new windowThe Master of Clinical Research is a taught modular programme, delivered by Newcastle University with Link opens in new windowNewcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  It has evolved as a partnership between both organisations.  It provides professionals within the NHS, ancillary services and industry with a comprehensive understanding of the processes involved in planning, conducting, analysing and writing up clinical research.

This course is aimed at all professionals who require a thorough generic training in research methodology.  It will suit those with some experience of research who wish to know more, and those who want to have first experience of research methodology.  This course is particularly suitable for you if: -

*       You are an NHS professional working in the field of clinical research, e.g. research nurse, clinical trial     manager, and you want to improve your practice and expand your knowledge.
*       You hope to work in the field of clinical research and want to acquire the expertise you need.
*       You are an Academic Trainee e.g. NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, requiring a thorough generic training in research methodology.

Students can take the course to either Certificate, Diploma or Masters level and each level is studied over a full academic year.  The Certificate and the Diploma  are largely self-directed learning, supported by seven face-to-face teaching days throughout the year.  The Masters is almost completely self-directed learning as it concentrates on a personal research project and dissertation.  There will be one half day of face-to-face teaching on the Masters.

Enquires about the course can be addressed to the Programme Coordinator at 0191 222 5199 or

New PgCert Research Methods for Health
The University of Aberdeen has recently launched a new postgraduate certificate 'Research Methods for Health' (http:/ which will provide the framework and methodological skills to design effective, rigorous, ethical and relevant healthcare reaserch projects. 
Applications for the 2014/2015 intake are now open.  Please see booklet for furter information.