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.

NRS Introduction to GCP (CTIMPs)

Who will benefit from this course?
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 Courses:
Wednesday 28th January 2015 from 0900-1630
Tuesday 17th March 2015 from 0900-1630
 
Please email us at: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net to enquire about availability and receive a registration form. 

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 Thursday 12th March from 12:45-16:00
 
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:
 
 
Monday 12th January 2015
 
0930-1230
 
Wednesday 4th February 2015 
 
1300-1600
 
Thursday 5th March 2015  
 
1400-1700        
 
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

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th January 2015

1500-1630

Tuesday 3rd February 2015

0930-1000        

Wednesday 4th March 2015

1230-1400

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.
 
Due to circumstances outwith our control the remaining courses for 2014 have been cancelled.  Dates for 2015 to be confirmed in due course.
 

 

 Monday 29th September2014

CANCELLED

 Wednesday 29th October 2014

CANCELLED

 Wednesday 12th November 2014

CANCELLED

Monday 8th December 2014

CANCELLED

 

 

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

 

Research Practice Series Modules:

 

Informed Consent

 

 

Wednesday 7th January 2015

0930-1100

Thursday 5th February 2015

1500-1630

Tuesday 3rd March 2015

1330-1500

 

Study Documentation  

Monday 9th February 2015

1400-1600

Tuesday 10th March 2015

0930-1130

 

 

Online Courses

 

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