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We work with our colleagues across the Clinical Research Network (CRN) to develop and support the people who conduct and contribute to the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio of studies. View the details here.

The courses are aimed at staff who are involved in NIHR portfolio studies (studies that have been adopted by the UK Clinical Research Network).

The UKCRN provide a comprehensive training programme which is offered free of charge to all staff and public and patient representatives working on or associated with the UKCRN portfolio of studies.

Please contact the Research and Development Office for further information.

GCP (Good Clinical Practice) Training

Course Date Location
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Introduction Monday 5th November 2018,
(09.15 - 16.30)
Seminar Room, Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Refresher Monday 17th December 2018,
(09.15 - 12.30)
Seminar Room 1&2, Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD

You can book onto one of these courses through an NIHR CRN Online Learning site account or an NIHR Hub account. If you have neither an NIHR CRN Online Learning site account nor an NIHR Hub account you will need to create one (Requires Internet Explorer 9 or above, or Google Chrome)

Find course dates for your Local Clinical Research Network via the Learning Management System

Please contact

Colin Merrill
Tel: Watford: (01923) 436796 / 217854

GCP (Good Clinical Practice) Online Training

To access online training, the applicant needs to follow the instructions below:

  1. Using Internet browser “Internet Explorer 9” or above, or Google Chrome follow the link:
  2. 2. If you are new to the NIHR CRN Online Learning site (and do not have an NIHR Hub account), you will need to create a new account – otherwise go to the next step (3)
    1.  Click Create an account
    2. Enter all of the required information on pages General information > Email verification > Registration complete,
      use the NEXT button to pass from General information to Email verification and from Email verification to Registration complete
      In the case of queries relating to the above guidance, please e-mail
  3. Select the (Log in) link (Top right hand of the screen) or login using the Login button
  4. Under Course categories select > GCP face to face workshops, and other Local Learning

    Then Select > CRN North Thames

    Then Select > Good Clinical Practice (2018)

    Then Select > Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) OR Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Refresher

    As required