Currently we are not delivering any face to face training, however we will continue to review the situation in line with the latest government guidelines.

In the meantime we are offering a range of online and virtual training, details of which can be found on the CRN East Midlands Workforce Development Website and NIHR Learn.

Attributing the costs of health and social care Research & Development (AcoRD) – workshop

Have you ever been asked to review the attribution of costs in a grant application but don’t know where to start?

Not sure about the difference between a Treatment Cost and an NHS Support Cost?

Do you ever find yourself feeling that you need to know about AcoRD as part of your research role, but find the guidance intimidating?

Don’t worry – help is at hand from the CRN East Midlands Study Support Service!

We have a team of staff who are specialists in the AcoRD guidance and who can provide training on cost attribution for clinical research. A training session lasts approximately 3 hours, with plenty of time for questions and discussion. We use nationally developed NIHR CRN training materials that include interactive exercises to help learners understand and apply the different cost categories to research studies by following the cost attribution process.

Further information please contact

Checking Dates

A list of all the East midlands workforce Development Face to Face sessions is available on the main NIHR website and can be found here:

You can check details such as dates, times and locations on these pages but booking must be made through the NIHR Learn system. More details on how to do this are below.


Booking for this course is now done on CRN's new learning platform, NIHR Learn (formerly known as CRN Learn).

To book on click on the blue button below. You will need a NIHR Learn account but, if you haven't got one, it is easy to set up.

Note that the system requires that you use a reasonably up to date web-browser – or Google Chrome – or Firefox – or Safari if using a mobile device.

Booking onto a course

You can see which courses are coming up and which ones are near you by clicking the button below:

This link will take you to a page on the national NIHR Learn so you will need an account. If you're not logged in already, you may need to log in using your NIHR account details. If you haven't got an NIHR account you can find out what you need to do here.