Training is provided to ensure to the high-level principles of good research management and practice. The key aim being to underpin high-quality ethical research.
Everyone involved in the conduct of research studies must have training to ensure they are best prepared to carry out their duties. This is laid down by the relevant regulatory authorities, covering all research in the NHS in England.
What this means at Leicester’s Hospitals
It is currently a requirement within Leicester’s Hospitals that all researchers attend a Research training session every three years.
For studies not sponsored by Leicester’s Hospitals, it is recommended that you check with your Sponsor with regards to their research training requirements and also refer to the Host training SOP requirements.
Researcher training for non-CTIMP studies is aimed at researchers who will be undertaking research that does NOT involve investigational medicinal products. Please note, if you later wish to work on a clinical study that involves investigational medicinal products (CTIMP), further training will be required.
What training do we provide?
Researcher training for non-CTIMP studies is provided by the University of Leicester for all university and hospital staff.
More information on training requirements can be found in the training SOP, S-1008.
How do I book a place?
Researcher training for non-CTIMP studies must be booked through the University of Leicester: https://www2.le.ac.uk/colleges/medbiopsych/research/researchgovernance/Research_sponsorship/training
For researchers undertaking National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Portfolio studies, you can also access Research and Consent training through the Training and Development Team of the Clinical Research Network East Midlands.
We regret that we cannot take bookings from candidates from outside the University of Leicester or Leicester’s Hospitals for any of these courses.