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 (CTIMPs)

  • **NEW DATE** Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9am - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 9am - 4.30pm **CANCELLED**

Update GCP training course for researchers working on drug studies:

  • Wednesday, 4 October 2017, 12.45pm - 4.30pm
  • Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 12.45pm - 4.30pm **CANCELLED**

GCP training courses for researchers working on non-drug studies (core):

  • Tuesday, 3 October 2017, 1pm - 4pm
  • Monday, 6 November 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 9.30am - 12.30pm, venue to be confirmed

Update GCP training course for researchers working on non-drug studies:

  • Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Monday, 13 November 2017, 9.30am - 11.30am, venue TBC
  • Monday, 11 December 2017, 9.30am - 11.30am, venue TBC

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 nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net 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.

Venue: Room 115, 1st Floor, Health Sciences Building, unless otherwise stated

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, 28 September 2017, 9.30am - 12 noon, room 210, Suttie Centre

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.

  • Monday, 2 October 2017, 1pm - 3.30pm

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. 

  • Dates TBC

All seminars must be pre-booked due to limited capacity in some venues; please email: nhsg.randdtraining@nhs.net

NHSG R&D seminars: aspects of research practice

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

  • Tuesday, 26 September 2017, Juliette Snow, Business Development Officer, 'Funding opportunities and other support'

  • Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Rituka Richardson, Senior Project Administrator, 'Research Passports - who needs them?'

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2017, Brenda Lurie, Clinical effectiveness, 'Service evaluation & audit: How they differ from research'

FREE e-learning

Research data and confidentiality www.byglearning.co.uk/mrcrsc-lms/

IRAS www.myresearchproject.org.uk/ELearning/IRAS_E_learning.htm

WTCRF webinars
(web-streamed from Edinburgh, contact wtcrf.education@ed.ac.uk for access on your PC) - awaiting updates