WMRTC eLearning and Resources

There are a number of resources and virtual learning solutions to support colleagues with both their immediate learning requirements and important continued professional development at this time.

You can get more details of elearning and online resources by clicking on the links below.

West Midlands Research Training Collaborative (WMRTC)

We have made all WMRTC face to face study session Presentations and Participant Handouts available here

GCP Introduction and Refresher Training

e-Learning is available through NIHR Learn. To access this training you will need to log in using your NIHR account details. If you have not got an NIHR account you can find out what you need to do here

Informed Consent Fundamentals: COVID-19 observational studies

An e-learning module has been developed which introduces the requirements of the process of informed consent in observational studies.

The Informed Consent Process within Urgent Public Health Research Studies

This bitesize module is intended to accompany existing Informed Consent in Clinical Research training. It is aimed at people who have already received informed consent training or are familiar with the informed consent process. It explores the additional environmental and communication barriers that can be introduced between clinician and patient during the consent process in urgent public health studies. It may also be relevant to studies that face similar challenges to those faced in urgent public health studies. It aims to raise awareness of these barriers, such as the need to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), so that those receiving consent are able to consider approaches that might mitigate both environmental and communication obstacles

Research Practice in Clinical Settings

This training is appropriate for staff working to support research delivery in clearly pre-defined roles which do not require GCP training; it may also be of particular interest to staff caring for patients who are participating in clinical research studies. You can link to it directly here

COVID-19 Research and Platform (Complex Innovative Design) Trials Infographic

This infographic shows how research during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK is being designed and delivered differently to standard RCT trials and also what this means for patients taking part in these trials.

COVID-19 Information and Related Learning

We are aware that the need for additional training and information regarding the virus may be needed at this time to ensure our Network and the NHS as a whole, is as well equipped as possible to deal with this outbreak . To explore these resources please go to NIHR Learn here

New to clinical research & want to find out more

MOOC - Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

This free online course informs on how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.

MOOC -What is Health Research?

This free online course explores the world of health research and the role volunteers play in transforming treatments and improving health care

CRIEF: Clinical research is at the heart of improving healthcare for all

The aim of this short course is to help all health and social care professionals to understand what clinical research delivery is and how to support it.

R&D Specific Topics

HRA eLearning

The HRA have developed a programme of e-learning modules and bite-sized e-learning modules to support the research community. Topics include:

  • Medical Devices
  • Use of HRA Scedule of Events
  • Research involving participants lacking mental capacity
  • Research involving exposure to ionising radiation
  • Research involving human tissue
  • Confidentiality and Information Governance consideration in research
  • Introduction for new Research Ethics Service Committee members
  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights
  • Training for Commercial Studies
  • Training for Non-Commercial Studies
  • Reviewing the Research Design of Clinical Trials
  • Reviewing research that uses Quantitative methods

These can be accessed here

Should you have any other urgent training needs in relation to Covid-19, please contact us on: training.crnwestmidlands@nihr.ac.uk


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