Local Training


Welcome to our training page! Below you will find a summary of all the courses offered by the Training Team to research staff from NHS Grampian, University of Aberdeen & Robert Gordon University. You can also dowload our flyer which gives more information on venue and course times.

Please email us at nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about course availability and receive a registration form. 

Our courses are also available to view on the Link opens in new windowClinical Research Training for Scotland website.

 

GCP Courses

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting studies that involve human participants. Attending GCP courses are an essential requirement for any researcher involved in commercial or non-commercial studies. Compliance with GCP provides assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of research subjects are protected and that the results of the study are credible.
 
Most courses are held in Room 115 (first floor) of the Health Sciences Building. A map will be sent alongside confirmation of course booking.

 

NRS Introduction to GCP (CTIMPs)

This one day course is designed either for those who have not studied Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Clinical Trials of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP) before or those who have studied it more than two years ago. It is presented very much as a practical introduction to the subject and consists of a mixture of a series of short lectures interspersed with practical activities, culminating in a monitoring workshop where delegates are asked to work in small groups and review trial paperwork in the role of the monitor. This activity allows a lot of the more abstract concepts that have been discussed throughout the day to be brought to life.

 

Upcoming dates:

  • Monday, 10th August           09:00 - 16:30        Med Chi Hall, Polwarth Building
  • Thursday, 3rd September      09:00 - 16:30        Med Chi Hall. Polwarth Building

 

Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about availability and receive a registration form. 

 

Online NIHR Introduction to GCP (CTIMPs)

This is an online equivalent of a full day face-to-face course (see above). Anyone conducting or supporting clinical trials involving CTIMPs (Clinical Trial of Investigational Medicinal Products). This option is also available for those who are required to revalidate their certificate and are unable to attend a face-to-face update.

It is recommended to allow at least 4 hours to complete this course, however, this can be different dependent on the individual delegate. 

Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net for online registration details.

 

GCP CTIMPs (Update) 

This course is an update for those who have previously completed a full NRS Introduction to GCP (CTIMPs) or an online NIHR Introduction to GCP (CTIMPs).

Key topics include:

  • Responsibilities, Approvals Process & Trial Master Files
  • Pharmacovigilance
  • Quality Tools
  • MHRA Inspections

The next available course is on the Monday 24th August from 12:45-16:00 in the Med Chi Building

Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about availability and receive a registration form. 

 

GCP Core for Researchers (non-drug)

The course is designed for those involved in studies that do not involve investigational medicinal products (IMPs). It is suitable for studies that are: observational; qualitative; using blood or tissue; analysing data from medical notes (and many more).

The course covers principles of GCP through lecturing and interactive activities. Key topics include:

  • The Research Governance Framework
  • Informed Consent
  • Source Verification
  • Data Protection
  • Monitoring

 

Upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, 12th August     09:30 - 12:30    Suttie Centre, room 233
  • Friday, 4th September         13:00 - 16:00    Suttie Centre, room 233
  • Tuesday, 15th September    09:00 - 12:00    Suttie Centre, room 233

 

Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about availability and receive a registration form.

 

GCP Update for Researchers (non-drug)

This course is an update for anyone involved in studies that do not involve investigational medicinal products (IMPs) and who has previously completed a full GCP Core for Researchers (non-drug) course or an online NIHR Introduction to GCP (CTIMPs).

Key topics include:

  • The Principles of GCP
  • The Research Governance Framework
  • Recent and pending changes

 

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, 18th August               12:00 - 13:30                  Foresterhill House Annexe, R&D Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, 19th August          09:30 - 11:00 (FULL)    Suttie Centre, room 201
  • Tuesday, 1st September           13:30 - 15:00                  Foresterhill House Annexe, R&D Meeting Room
  • Wednesday, 16th September    09:00 - 10:30                 Suttie Centre, room 210

 

Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about availability and receive a registration form.

 

 

Research Practice Series Modules:

 

Informed Consent

This course builds upon the materials covered in the GCP (Core) course. It covers the UK and Scottish legislation as well as practicalities of informed consent. The course makes reference to procedures for obtaining informed consent from adults, adults lacking capacity and children. All researchers are welcome to attend, but especially those who are required to obtain informed consent from study participants.

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 13th August                10:30 - 12:00           Foresterhill House Annexe, R&D Meeting Room,
  • Wednesday 9th September        09:00 - 10:30           Suttie Centre, room 201

 

Study Documentation

This course builds upon the materials covered in the GCP (Core) course. It makes reference to relevant policies and legislation, such as GCP, Data Protection and Information Governance. The course covers elements of Data Management such as Data Management Plans; Trial Master Files; Archiving and Linking Datasets. All researchers are welcome to attend, but especially those who are conducting research. All researchers are welcome to attend, but especially those who are required to maintain research documentation.

 

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 20th August                 09:00 - 11:00            Suttie Centre, room 201
  • Wednesday 9th September         11:00 - 13:00            Suttie Centre, room 201

 

The Ethics Process

Due to circumstances outwith our control this course is not being offered at the moment. 

 

Free Online Courses

  1. Link opens in new windowIRAS online training module
  2. Link opens in new windowResearch Data and Confidentiality - MRC Regulatory Support Centre
  3. Link opens in new windowResearch and Human Tissue Legislation - MRC Regulatory Support Centre
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