Research Practice Series

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.

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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.

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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. 

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