Events and Training

This events and training directory is a resource for all ECMC staff. Find out about events hosted by the ECMC Network, as well as other training opportunities across the UK. If you would like to post your course on this website, or if you have any comments or feedback, please contact Hannah Brown. You can find websites that list training courses and conferences here.

The ECMC Secretariat is currently reviewing this resource in order to ensure that it meets the needs of the ECMC Network and to investigate if improvements can be made. As part of this a survey is being conducted and we would welcome all views on this resource.

Upcoming Events

24 Oct 2017

This one day course is designed either for those who have not studied Good Clinical Practice (GCP) before or those who have studied it more than two years ago. It is presented very much as a practical introduction to the subject and consists of a mixture of a series of short lectures interspersed with practical activities, culminating in a mentoring workshop where delegates are asked to work in small groups and review trial paperwork in the role of the monitor. This activity allows a lot of the more abstract concepts that have been discussed throughout the day to be brought to life.
Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

25 Oct 2017

This course is for experienced research personnel who have previously completed an Introduction to GCP.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

01 Nov 2017

A successful research project does not solely depend on an important research question and a well designed protocol, but also on the efficiant execution of the project. Many research projects fail to complete to time and on budget and some struggle even to get off the ground.

In this half-day workshop we will apply the principles of project management to clinical research and show how by applying some simple tools and techniques we can solve many of the common problems we face and avoid others altogether. The workshop will consist of a series of short, interactive lectures, interspersed with practical exercises.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

01 Nov 2017

This short course consists of three half days spread over three weeks. During the time we have together we will develop and try out different strategies to help us write and we will look in detail at some of the specific writing tasks that we face in science. In particular, we will spend time on developing a strategy for writing a scientific paper.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

07 Nov 2017

An overview of how Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) have come to be regarded as the toughest test of an intervention in healthcare. Using real life examples, the background, specific elements of RCTs and presentation of results will be explored.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

08 Nov 2017

This half-day workshop will consist of a mixture of short interactive lectures interspersed with reading and writing activities that will guide participants through a carefully plotted route, helping them to produce a winning strategy for writing their next literature review.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

15 Nov 2017

Informed consent is the foundation of all ethical research. This workshop will focus on the ethical, legal and practical issues around obtaining informed consent from adult individuals participating in clinical research projects. It will also cover consent issues relating to the use of human tissue and data in research. The workshop will consist of a mixture of short presentations, case studies and practical exercises. It is designed for anyone who is involved in clinical research, but especially for those who are involved in the informed consent process.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

29 Nov 2017

This one day course is designed either for those who have not studied Good Clinical Practice (GCP) before or those who have studied it more than two years ago. It is presented very much as a practical introduction to the subject and consists of a mixture of a series of short lectures interspersed with practical activities, culminating in a monitoring workshop where delegates are asked to work in small groups and review trial paperwork in the role of the monitor. This activity allows a lot of the more abstract concepts that have been discussed throughout the day to be brought to life.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

30 Nov 2017

This course is for experienced research personnel who have previously completed an Introduction to GCP.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: Edinburgh Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility

01 Jan 2018

There is an expectation that researchers disseminate their work appropriately, through publication in peer-reviewed journals. This requires knowledge of the relevant statistical analysis and presentation techniques. However, statistical understanding is a skill which must be learned. Attendance at this course can help attendees to develop the relevant skills.

This course has been expanded relative to previous years to include more detail on the principles of study design and sample size calculations.

Location: Glasgow
Provider: Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit

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