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 Programme Office 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

19 Mar 2019

Date: Tuesday 19 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

A half day interaction with Research Ethic Committee (REC) members and staff providing an insight into the NHS ethical review process.

25 Mar 2019

Date: Monday 25 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm

Location: Edinburgh 

Course description:

This course is based on the MHRA's document "Good Clinical Practice: Guidance on the maintenance of regulatory compliance in laboratories that perform the analysis or evaluation of clinical trials".

Target audience:

28 Mar 2019

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

This course is designed to give an insight into the practical implementation of GCP and quality systems for research conducted in the non-commerical setting. The course includes an overview of the ethics approval process and recent changes to the governance requirement for all research.

Target audience:

25 Apr 2019

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

A half day training including presentations, practical computer sessions & discussions on how to apply for research approvals using teh IRAS system.

16 May 2019

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

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.

Course fees:

Student rate: £46

NHS/Uni early bird rate paid before 4th April: £69

NHS/Uni rate paid after 4th April: £92

04 Jun 2019

Date: Tuesday 4 June 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

Do you use human samples in your research? Are you sure you are following all the correct protocols?

Learn how the Human Tissue (Scotland) Act and Human Tissue Act affects you, what you need to do to ensure you are complaint with the law and how to interact with collaborators in the rest of the UK.

Course fees:

Student rate: £24

12 Jun 2019

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

Informed consent is the foundation of all clinical research. This workshop will focus on the legal and practical issues around obtaining informed consent from adults participating in clinical research, including vulnerable groups who require additional safeguards. 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 and activities.

14 Jul 2019

The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) network will be hosting a three-day conference on Phase I, at the Hilton Deansgate, in Manchester city centre.

Location: Manchester
Provider: Manchester Cancer Research Centre

ECMC supported event
11 Sep 2019

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2019

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

**please note the course content and examples relate mainly to medical data**

This is a full day workshop incorporating "An introduction to medical statistics" in the morning and "making sense of numbers: interpretation of data" in the afternoon. The level of presentation is very basic and examples will be used throughout to illustrate the procedures and concepts.

Target audience:

12 Sep 2019

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019

Time: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Location: Edinburgh

Course description:

A half day interaction with Research Ethics Committee (REC) members and staff providing an insight into the NHS ethical review process.

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