Introduction to Clinical Research

Start Date/Time:
10 October 2018 09:00
End Date/Time:
10 October 2018 16:30
CRN West Midlands Offices-Birmingham Research Park
CRN West Midlands Offices, Birmingham Research Park, Vincent Drive, Birmingham B15 2SQ

Target Audience: This course would be suitable for new clinical research staff (Research Nurses/Facilitators/support staff/ Data Managers) who have been working in a research role for less than one year. The course provides a basic overview of research roles and the clinical research process which builds on the theory and practical sessions of ICH Good Clinical Practice training. It is intended for site staff from any clinical speciality who are involved in the conduct of clinical research.

Individuals involved in the design and management of studies should be aware that it will not address their specific needs.

Evidence of GCP training (e.g. one day NIHR Introduction to GCP) will be required prior to enrolment on this course.

Aims and Objectives: At the end of the course participants should have a basic insight and understanding of:

  • The context of clinical research in the NHS
  • The key roles and responsibilities of members of the Research Team
  • The aims and designs of different phases of clinical trials
  • Logistics and practicalities in setting up a research study at site
  • The relevance of different specimens and diagnostic tests
  • Key issues relating to data quality and management
  • The role of support services: Pharmacy, Labs & Imaging
  • Opportunities for training and development in a clinical research role

Course Summary:  The course will include a mixture of short presentations and activities, which will provide an overview rather than an in-depth understanding. Additional reading and resources for each topic will be provided.

Please note: Although refreshments will be available, lunch will not be provided.  Food is available to purchase from the Café or bring your lunch with you.


On 07 November 2017