QA related training

Please click on one of the tabs below to see what training is currently available. 

Attending GCP courses is an essential requirement for any researcher involved in commercial or non-commercial studies.  Please see local R&D website for further details and an application form.

GCP courses

NRS Introduction to GCP (CTIMP, core)

  • Monday, 19 February 2018, 9am - 4.30pm
  • Monday, 14 May 2018, 9am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 9am - 4.30pm
  • Friday, 16 November 2018, 9am - 4.30pm

NRS GCP training (CTIMP, update)

  • Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 12.45pm - 4.30pm
  • Monday, 2 July 2018, 12.45pm - 4.30pm
  • Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12.45pm - 4.30pm

GRP for health care research (non-drug, core)

  • Monday, 5 February 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm, room 233, Suttie Centre
  • Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, room 201, Suttie Centre
  • Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm

GRP for health care research (non-drug, update)

  • Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9.30am - 11.30am, room 218, Suttie Centre
  • Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9.30am - 11.30am, room 201, Suttie Centre
  • Thursday, 5 April 2018, 2pm - 4pm

Please note, all training is held in Room 115, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill (unless otherwise stated).

For further information about these courses, see the R&D website or email to enquire about availability and a registration form.

The Research Practice Series

The NEW Research Practice Series are courses that build upon and supplement the Good Clinical Practice (Core) training. They provide more detailed information on practical aspects of research and will be useful for those involved in performing specific study tasks.

Informed Consent

This course covers the UK and Scottish legislation as well as practicalities of informed consent. The course makes reference to procedures for obtaining informed consent from adults, adults lacking capacity and children. All researchers are welcome to attend, but especially those who are required to obtain informed consent from study participants.

  • Thursday, 8 February 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm, 210 SC
  • Monday, 7 May 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm, TBC

Study Documentation

The course covers Data Management, including Trial Master Files; Source Documentation; Linking Datasets; Archiving and more. Whilst still undertaking an informal approach, the course introduces the practicalities of study documentation through scenario-based activities.  All researchers are welcome to attend, but especially those who are required to maintain research documentation.

  • Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, 218 SC
  • Thursday, 17 May 2018, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, TBC

The Ethics Process

This course offers practical help to those finding their way around the ethics process for either the first time, or who have questions regarding the process. It gives hints and tips on applying for ethical approval and gives details of the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS). All researchers are welcome to attend, but especially those who are required to prepare and submit ethical applications. 

  • Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 9am - 12 noon, 115 HSB
  • Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 9am - 12 noon, TBC

All seminars must be pre-booked due to limited capacity in some venues; please email:

NHSG R&D seminars: aspects of research practice

12 noon - 1pm, room 115, Health Sciences Building (unless otherwise stated)

  • Wednesday, 7 February 2018, further details TBC
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018, further details TBC
  • Tuesday 27 March 2018, Dr Lynn Mennie: 'Management of a multicentre study from a Trial co-ordinators perspective'
  • Wednesday, 25 April 2018, further details TBC

Additional seminars - 12.30 - 1.30pm

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018, ICH GCP E6 (R2) update for researchers involved in CTIMPs, Medical Lecture Theatre, ARI
  • Friday, 2 February 2018, Mr Ian Gray, DPO, University of Aberdeen 'How to prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulation 2018'

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