Training is provided to ensure that the high-level principles of good research management and practice are maintained. The key aim is 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.
It is currently a requirement within Leicester’s Hospitals that all researchers complete a research training session every three years.
Leicester Hospitals’ requirement for training are set out in the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS):
- (SOP S-1008) Training for staff engaged in research sponsored by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
- (SOP C-2005) Training for staff engaged in research hosted by University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
As part of the on-going support provided to researchers the following training for studies sponsored or hosted by Leicester’s Hospitals can be accessed:
- Good Clinical Practice training This is provided by the NIHR. An overview of their approach can be found here.
- Informed Consent training and Site File Management training These are provided by the UHL monitoring and training team. Booking are made via HELM. If you do not have a HELM account, please contact RItraining@uhl-tr.nhs.uk and a member of the team will help you to set up an account.
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.