GCP courses

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)

  • Thursday, 8 August 2019, 9am - 4.30pm
  • Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9am - 4.30pm

NRS GCP training (CTIMP, update)

  • Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 8.45am - 12.30pm
  • Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 12.45pm - 4.30pm

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

  • Monday, 3 June 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Monday, 1 July 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, room 201, Suttie Centre
  • Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm, room 218, Suttie Centre
  • Wednesday, 25 September 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm, venue TBC
  • Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, venue TBC
  • Monday, 4 November 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm

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

  • Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 9am - 11am
  • Thursday, 4 July 2019, 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Thursday, 26 September 2019, 9.30am - 11.30am, venue TBC
  • Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 2pm - 4pm, venue TBC

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

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.

  • Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm, room 218, Suttie Centre
  • Tuesday, 3 September 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

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, 15 July 2019, 9.30am - 12.30pm, room 218, Suttie Centre
  • Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pm, venue 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, 7 August 2019, 9am - 12 noon
R&D Seminars

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, 28 May 2019, Professor Neill Vargesson.  'Thalidomide embryopathy: updates on mechanism'.   
  • Wednesday, 26 June 2019, Professor Alexandra Johnstone.  'Diet matters - highs and lows of the healthy volunteer study'. 12.30pm - 1.30pm.
  • Tuesday, 30 July 2019, Dr Pamela Dicks, Stephen Main.  'Paedriatic research in NHSG'.
  • Wednesday, 28 August 2019, Alison Stewart and Commercial Team R&D.  'Feasibility and CDAs - how to get involved in commercial research'. 12.30pm - 1.30pm.
Free e-learning

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