This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of all aspects of research governance in population health sciences and clinical research, and knowledge of the processes involved.

Course format

This 2-day course will run online, over 6-7 hours each day. All teaching will be live and there will be a mix of lectures and interactive small group work.

Course objectives

By the end of the course participants should have:

  1. an understanding of all aspects of research governance and knowledge of the processes involved;
  2. knowledge of their research governance responsibilities;
  3. the skills to think through the ethical issues that might arise in their research; and
  4. the knowledge and skills to provide research participants with the information that they need to make an informed decision about consent to participate in their research study.

Who the course is intended for

The course is intended for anyone who is undertaking primary research involving participants or information about them, including population health sciences and clinical research. This course is an introductory level course. It is not intended to cater for individuals with extensive research governance knowledge or complex research governance questions.

Course outline

The course provides an overview of research governance in academia and in the NHS. Through a series of lectures and practicals it considers obtaining informed consent to participation in research, the design and content of patient information leaflets, and applying for ethical approval for your research. It also covers data protection and management issues, data linkage, use of standard operating procedures, trials of drugs and medical devices, dealing with biological specimens, feeding back results to participants and research safety.

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