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Next Steps in Delivering Clinical Research

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.

Provides a foundation of knowledge to enable you to develop your practice as a Clinical Research Professional

Who is the course aimed at?

This two day course is primarily aimed at research delivery staff that have contact with research participants (e.g research nurses, clinical research officers, clinical research assistants) new to research posts (in post for less than 12 months). Those in post for more than 12 months may attend as a refresher. The NIHR GCP course is a prerequisite for this course.

Course objective

To provide a foundation of knowledge to enable you to develop your practice as a Clinical Research Professional. It offers the opportunity to gain an understanding of the management and running of clinical studies. You will be able to apply relevant knowledge and skills gained from the course to your working environment and you will be able to build on your experience. This CRN course is free to NIHR funded research delivery staff and those working on NIHR portfolio studies.

This course runs over two days

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.