Clinical Research Education and Training
Clinical Research & Research Nurse Roles
If you are interested in learning more about Clinical Research and what being a Research Nurse entails, the two documents below are a good place to start:
For further information about Research Nursing at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation please visit our dedicated page by clicking on the link below,
To discuss research nurse opportunities, please contact:
Alison Mortimer, Lead Nurse Research and Development
0114 305 2023 / 0114 226 1319
Good Clinical Practice (GCP Training)
It is mandatory at STH that if you are a member of a research team conducting a Clinical Trial of Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP) or a device trial that you have up-to-date GCP training.
The NIHR provides access to GCP training for researchers and other staff supporting Portfolio research projects. If you have any questions about these courses, please click on the link below for more information:
Statistics advice and support
The Clinical Research Office hosts statistics support clinics to assist researchers conducting studies within STH. Support and advice is provided by qualified statisticians for researchers planning, conducting or analysing data. Please contact Emily Bates for further information on email@example.com
School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) Open Learning
ScHARR runs FREE open learning courses which anyone can register for. These exciting courses take the form of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). To find out more and to register your interest in these courses please click here.
HTA Training recommendations
In accordance with the Human Tissue Act, for all human tissue related activities appropriate researcher training is required. Training should be updated every 2 years, or sooner if new legislation is released.
The CRO recommends completion of the MRC Research and Human Tissue legislation training http://byglearning.co.uk/mrcrsc-lms/course/category.php?id=1
This is free online training which should take about 45 minutes to complete and generates a certificate of completion.
Researchers should read the relevant HTA Code of practice on Consent as per below link https://www.hta.gov.uk/guidance-professionals/codes-practice
National Institute for Health Research Careers & Funding
1. Careers Information
The PDF below is a guide for aspiring Clinical Academics on building a Research Career. This guide has been designed to assist both aspiring clinical academics and their managers to make the most of the opportunities that exist through Health Education England (HEE) and the NIHR to support health care professionals to combine clinical activity with patient focused research. In particular it will be of interest to non-medical health care clinicians applying for NIHR personal awards. It also aims to help clinicians who are interested in becoming involved in research but do not know where to begin.
The video below was created by the NIHR, and outlines the potential career opportunities for individuals interested in a Clinical Academic Career, including information about Fellowships.
The Career pathway document shows a schematic of the NIHR Career Development opportunities that range all the way from pre-doctoral internships to Research Professorships.
2. NIHR Funding Opportunities
Details of current calls and competitions can be found on the following links:
3. NIHR Information Webinars
NIHR Training and Career Development - ‘Getting your finances right - from application to the end of your project’ -
Tuesday 18 October at 2pm
The next NIHR Training and Career Development webinar will be an introductory webinar on the finance aspects NIHR trainees should consider from application and throughout the lifetime of an NIHR award. This webinar is aimed at aspiring and current NIHR trainees as well as other professionals, such as those based in finance roles at Higher Educational Institutions and NHS Trusts who wish to learn more about best practice surrounding financing of NIHR training and career development awards from NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre.
This webinar will include:
- practical advice on how to get your finances right from application and throughout an NIHR award
- best practice around monitoring and reporting
- a live Q&A session