Clinical Research Office. A partnership between Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Sheffield

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:

 Clinical Research - What it is and what it isn't

 Becoming a Clinical Research Nurse: Mavis’s Journey…

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:

Gail Mills, Lead Nurse Research and Development

Training Opportunties

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 Aneeza Lone for further information on

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 CRIO recommends completion of the MRC Research and Human Tissue legislation training

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

National Institute for Health Research Careers & Funding ‚Äč

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.

 Building a Research Career handbook

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.

 Developing a Clinical Academic Career

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.

 Career Pathways Document

Further information on career development opportunities can be found on the NIHR webpage:

2. NIHR Funding Opportunities

The Research Design Service Yorkshire & Humber provides details of the NIHR funding opportunities available. Please click here for more information.

Details of current calls and competitions can be found on the following links:



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