Learning about clinical research
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has a wealth of on-line learning resources that you can access for free if you are an employee of the NHS or a UK university. These include GCP training, which is compulsory if you want to undertake primary research on NHS patients. Click here to visit their website.
Free online course “Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research”. This is a great course that covers all aspects of clinical research including clinical trials, the scientific process, minimising bias, placebo controls, ethics, informed consent, funding etc.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is GCP training conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable.