Local Training


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.

Online NIHR GCP (CTIMPs)

Who will benefit from this course?
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.
 
How long will this course take?
It is recommended to allow 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) - Med Chi Building

Who will benefit from this course?
Those who have previously completed a full GCP for Researchers (CTIMPs) course or an online GCP (CTIMPs) course who are looking to revalidate their certificate.
 
What will I learn?
Key topics include:
·        Responsibilities, Approvals Process & Trial Master Files
·        Pharmacovigilance
·        Quality Tools
·        MHRA Inspections
 
The next available course is on the 12th March 2014
Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about availability and receive a registration form. 
 

GCP for Researchers (Core) - Rm115, HSB

Who will benefit from this course?
Any researcher 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).
 
What will I learn?
This course will cover the principles of GCP through lecturing and interactive activities. Key topics include:
  • The Research Governance Framework
  • Informed Consent
  • Source Verification
  • Data Protection
  • Monitoring
 
Upcoming course dates are as follows:
 
 
Friday 16th May      
 
 
14:00 - 17:00
 
Friday 13th June
 
 
10:30 - 13:30
 
Thursday 10th July
 
 
10:00-13:00

Thursday 14th August   

10:00 - 13:00

Thursday 25th September

13:00 - 16:00

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

GCP for Researchers (Update) - Rm 115, HSB

Who will benefit from this course?
Any researcher involved in studies that do not involve investigational medicinal products (IMPs) who has previously completed a full GCP for Researchers course or an online GCP course which now requires revalidation.

 

What will I learn?

Key topics include:

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

 

 

Friday 23rd May

11:00 - 12:30

Monday 2nd June

11:00 - 12:30

Tuesday 8th July

12:30 - 14:00

Wednesday 13th August

09:30 - 11:00

Tuesday 9th September   

11:30 -13:00

 

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

 

The Ethics Process - Rm 115, HSB

This course is for any researcher who has to apply for NHS ethics approval and finds the process challenging.
 
 
 

 

Monday 28th April 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 25th June 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Monday 28th July 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 27th August 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Monday 29th September2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 29th October 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Wednesday 12th November 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

Monday 8th December 2014

10:00am - 12:30pm

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

 

Webinars 

Safe Storage and Transfer of Research Data

Rm115, Health Sciences Building - Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 12:30-13:30

 

This seminar will provide an update on the current policies for storing and transferring data and there will also be an opportunity to voice your concerns and ask questions. Anyone handling research data will benefit from this course.

 

An Overview of the Changes to the IRAS System 

Rm115, Health Sciences Building - Monday 12th May 2014, 12:30-13:30

IRAS is the mechanism by which all NHS research approvals are gained. In 2014 changes will take place to this system. Dr Alex Bailey from NHS Lothian R&D Office will speak about these changes and their impact on local researchers. 

 

Email: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to confirm your place.

 

Online Modules

The MRC Regulatory Support Centre has developed the following modules:
  • Research Data and Confidentiality
  • Research and Human Tissue Legislation
  • IRAS