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.
 
Our courses are also available to view on the Clinical Research Training for Scotland website https://www.crts.org.uk
 

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 course dates are as follows:

 

Thursday 21st May
Monday 15th June
Monday 10th August
Thursday 10th September
 
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 Monday 24th August 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:
 
Wednesday 13th May
Monday 8th June
Wednesday 12th August
Friday 4th September
Tuesday 15th September
 
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
Upcoming course dates are as follows:
 
Thursday 7th May
Tuesday 2nd June
Wednesday 19th August
Tuesday 1st September
Wednesday 16th September
 

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

 

 

Research Practice Series Modules:

 

The Ethics Process

 

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

Informed Consent

Thursday 14th May
Tuesday 2nd June
Thursday 13th August
Wednesday 9th September
 

Study Documentation

Thursday 14th May
Tuesday 4th June
Thursday 20th August
Wednesday 9th September

 

Online Courses

The MRC Regulatory Support Centre has developed the following modules:

  • Research Data and Confidentiality
  • Research and Human Tissue Legislation
  • IRAS