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

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

01 Jan 2018

Researchers can find difficulty in satisfying the requirements of referees for peer-reviewed journals, and hence achieving publication. Some useful pointers can help avoid some of the more common pitfalls. Through this course, attendees will gain useful knowledge about the expectations of referees with respect to description of study design and conduct, data quality, data analysis, presentation and interpretation.

Location: Glasgow
Provider: Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit

01 Jan 2018

Regression techniques are a basic tool of medical statisticians, providing greater insight into the associations between variables, and allowing the analysis of more complex situations. A general framework of methods exists for the analysis of continuous, binary and other variables, and many statistical software tools can be used to apply these techniques. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the main concepts of regression analysis, through a series of lectures and practical sessions.

Location: Glasgow
Provider: Glasgow Clinical Trials Unit

01 Jan 2018

This e-learning module leads you through the process of making an application using the Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS). This module was developed by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration and the IRAS Partners.

Location: Online (this is an online e-learning course available at any time)
Provider: MRC Regulatory Support Centre

01 Jan 2018

This e-learning module provides an overview of human tissue legislation in the UK; best practice and practical tips for compliance. This module was developed by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre in consultation with the Human Tissue Authority, National Research Ethics Service, Scottish Government and others.

Location: online (this is an online e-learning course available at any time)
Provider: MRC Regulatory Support Centre

01 Jan 2018

This e-learning course explores the concepts of confidentiality and data protection.  This is a complex field, but the course aims to provide you with the framework and tools to interpret the requirements for research with confidence. This module was developed by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre in consultation with the National Research Ethics Service, the Ethics and Confidentiality Committee and others.

Location: online (this is an online e-learning course available at any time)

Provider: MRC Regulatory Support Centre

01 Jan 2018

Understanding Cancer was launched in April 2012 as an e-learning programme aimed primarily at MDT Co-ordinators and Cancer Registration staff. It is also likely to be of interest to other non-clincial staff working in the area of cancer.  The course covers a range of topics including an easy to understand overview of how cancer services are organised in the NHS, information about tests and treatments and detailed information by tumour site.

01 Jan 2018

The course focuses on data exploration and discovery, showing you what to look for in statistical data, however large it may be. We’ll also teach you some of the limitations of data and what you can do to avoid being misled. We use data visualisations designed to teach you these skills quickly, and introduce you to the basic concepts you need to start understanding our world through data.

Location: online
Provider: University of Auckland (via Future Learn)

29 Jan 2018

Junior Investigator Network Group (JING): Training the Next Generation

29-30 January 2018

Manchester

This two-day residential is aimed at junior investigators wishing to pursue and develop in the area of early phase trials and translational research within the ECMCs. Throughout, attendees will be able to network with faculty members from all disciplines and attend talks on a multitude of topics, addressing common training, progression, and development needs.

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01 Mar 2018

The ECMC Research Nurse Network Group is running a training day for research nurses who have been working in early phase cancer research for around 3 to 18 months. The aim of this course is to equip new early phase research nurses to deliver high quality, patient-centred care within the regulatory framework. All delegates will receive a booklet which contains information to support you in your role. The means that the day itself will be very interactive; allowing for plenty of discussion on all aspects of being a research nurse working on early phase cancer trials.

Location: Edinburgh
Provider: ECMC Programme Office

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