This course is designed to educate and support research staff at the forefront of patient care. The course is aimed primarily at clinical research nurses and practitioners who are starting a career in clinical research, but would be suitable and open to all clinical research staff looking for a refresher course. The course has been developed by senior clinical research staff who have experienced the ‘highs and lows’ of working in clinical research.
The aim of this one-day workshop is to provide delegates with a practical overview of the process and requirements for seeking informed consent to undertake research in the NHS.
This practical one-day workshop will improve your knowledge and understanding of what you need to do to prepare an application and then progress successfully through the NHS ethical review process to gain a favourable ethical opinion. If you wish to undertake research involving human participants within the NHS you must receive a favourable ethical opinion from a National Research Ethics Service (NRES) Research Ethics Committee (REC). This involves an application submitted using the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) which can be a complex and time-consuming process.
Meeting the challenges of recruitment and retention in research can be a major pressure for those working in front line clinical research posts. These pressures are often driven by recruitment targets linked to ongoing funding to maintain research posts i.e. jobs!
Developing Yourself in Clinical Research is an opportunity for you if you have gained experience in clinical research and are now ready to build on your knowledge base and expand your role. This course will also allow you to explore extended roles for both research nurses and clinical trial practitioners.