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Supporting individual development in health research management

Course Title: Local Capacity and Capability for Research

Duration: 1 Day

Course Description:

A one-day course designed to provide an understanding of the requirements of an NHS organisation when determining whether to take part in a particular research study as a host. It explains the principles of good study set up, the information required by the R&D office and where it can be obtained. It introduces delegates to the various systems and documents associated with research and also provides some guidance on developing relationships with key support departments and stakeholders within an NHS organisation.

Course Structure

The first half of the day concentrates on making delegates familiar with process. The second half is spent putting everything into practice working through an example study. The course is a mixture of traditional trainer presentation with interactive activities and discussions.

Who is the Course for?

All staff working in R&D offices, who are responsible for assessing, arranging and confirming local capacity and capability when taking part in research

Sponsors of health research, particularly those from outside the NHS, who will get a better insight into the requirements of NHS R&D to ensure that their study and documentation facilitate the process

Researchers designing studies that will involve the NHS, particularly those new to NHS research and/or from outside the NHS, who can get a better insight into the requirements of NHS R&D and ensure that their study and documentation facilitate the process.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand the process and importance of feasibility assessment
  • Understand the questions to be asked/information to be collected when undertaking a local assessment
  • Be familiar with the study documents and sources of information from which the information is collected

All of the courses in our prospectus are available to run in your local organisation or region. A discounted price can be offered if a room can be provided free of charge or for guaranteed number of delegates.  All courses require at least 15 delegates to run. We have various pricing structures for hosting an in house course.

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