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Research and Development

Research Training

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

GCP Training dates:
Course Date Location
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Introduction Wednesday 19th April 2017,
(9.00 AM - 4.30 PM)
Seminar Room, Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Introduction Wednesday 11th October 2017,
(9.00 AM - 4.30 PM)
Seminar Room, Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Refresher 5th June 2017,
(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Seminar Room 1&2, Medical Education Centre, Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hillfield Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4AD
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Refresher 13th December 2017,
(9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
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
Email: Colin.merrill@.nhs.net
Tel: Watford: (01923) 436796 / 217854

Online GCP 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: http://learn.nihr.ac.uk/
  2. If you have an account but “you are not logged in” select the (Log in) link (Top right hand of the screen) or login using the Login button
  3. 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
    1. Go to the login page for CRN Learn
    2. Click Create an account towards the bottom of the screen
    3. Enter all of the required information
    4. Tick the box labeled I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and press Next
    5. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail to the address you have provided.
    6. Open the e-mail and click the link to confirm your account.
    7. Complete your CRN Learn account details. Job Role etc.

    In the case of queries relating to the above guidance, please e-mail crn.norththames@nihr.ac.uk

  4. Select the NIHR CRN Online Learning home page to see a list of Face to Face Courses

    Select the appropriate Clinical Research Network under “Face to Face Courses” (e.g. CRN North Thames)
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to request the relevant enrolment key
  • Input the enrolment key into the 'enrol as a student' field
  • Sign up for the course date of your choice
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