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Training is provided to ensure that the high-level principles of good research management and practice are maintained. 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.

It is currently a requirement within Leicester’s Hospitals that all researchers attend a Research training session every three years.

Leicester Hospitals’ requirement for training are set out in the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPS):

As part of the on-going support provided to researchers by the Research and Innovation department, the training and monitoring team provide the following training for studies sponsored or hosted by Leicester’s Hospitals:

Bookings are made via HELM. If you do not have a HELM account, please contact and a member of the team will assist in setting 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.

Other Training providers:

University of Leicester

Researcher training for non-CTIMP studies is provided by the University of Leicester.

National Institute of Health Research

The NIHR provide various training courses for researchers.