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Training Schedule 2017

Wed 21/06/2017 DOWNLOAD

MOOC - registration open for May 2017 course

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) is launching the fourth Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) after thousands signed up to learn about research since the MOOC first began in November 2015. The 'Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research' MOOC is open for registration and will start on 22 May.

The NIHR CRN teamed up with the University of Leeds and FutureLearn in November 2015 to develop the MOOC, which to date has seen over 18 thousand registrations from people wanting to learn more about how research can improve healthcare, from all over the world.

The MOOC is a four week online course and is free of charge. Over four weeks the course includes;

  • Learning about the roles of different members of a research team
  • Hearing from people who have taken part in clinical research studies
  • The ethical and scientific principles that underpin the research process
  • Getting a better understanding of the challenges of conducting clinical research and the benefits to modern healthcare

You can sign up now to register for the MOOC or go to the NIHR MOOC pages for further information.    

Tue 02/05/2017 VISIT

CRN WM Annual Symposium for Clinical Research Professionals - 6 June 2017

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Symposium, registration is now open for this annual educational event which is open to all Research Nurses, Midwives, Allied Health Professionals and Clinical Study Officers who deliver NIHR portfolio studies in the West Midlands.

The Symposium will feature presentations, topical breakout sessions and opportunities to share best practice with research delivery colleagues across our region.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To book go to: eventbrite or for further information please contact

Mon 10/04/2017 VISIT

Birmingham Health Partners -Launch of 2017/18 West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP) and Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme

Birmingham Health Partners (BHP) have now launched the 2017/18 West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme (CAIP) and Masters to Doctorate Bridging Programme (MDBP).

Both programmes are aimed specifically at non-medical professionals who aspire to undertake Masters or PhD level study and embark on a clinical academic career in order to achieve better outcomes for patients.

The application process opens: Wednesday 1st March 2017 at 9am.

 Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April 2017 at 4pm.

Further details can be found at 

If you have any questions please contact



Wed 01/03/2017 VISIT

Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research MOOC

The MOOC continues to have extremely good feedback and is also being used more and more as an Induction tool, again with excellent feedback. 

This  course is all about this process of discovery and how it is used to improve healthcare. It includes a detailed look at why we do research and how we do it. This to demonstrated through cases studies covering topics such as how research is helping to find new ways of treating and providing care for some of the major diseases including cancer and dementia. The coursefocusess on the important ethical questions raised by clinical research and takes a look into the future.

Thu 22/09/2016 VISIT

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