As Face to Face training sessions are currently limted in many settings, we have developed a number of resources and virtual learning solutions to support colleagues with both their immediate learning requirements and important continued professional development throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

See the list below:

GCP Introduction and Refresher Training

If you were booked to attend GCP Introduction or Refresher workshops please be aware that the NIHR CRN offers online GCP training, this can be accessed via NIHR Learn:

Informed Consent Webinar Training

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to drive the need for rapid and relevant training in the area of Informed Consent over the coming months. To help meet this need we are scoping the need for Informed Consent Webinar training sessions. If this is something you would be interested in, please contact our Learning & Development Officer:

Informed Consent Fundamentals: COVID-19 observational studies

An e-learning module has been developed which introduces the requirements of the process of informed consent in observational studies.

PI Essentials Training

The CRN East Midlands Learning and Development Team are happy to deliver this training via webinar, if you would be interested in this, please register your interest by contacting:

COVID-19 Information and Related Learning

We are aware that the need for additional training and information regarding the virus may be needed at this time. Therefore we are now offering an area on NIHR Learn to provide further information about the virus and additional related trainings that are needed to ensure our Network and the NHS as a whole is as well equipped as possible to deal with this outbreak. To explore these offerings please go to NIHR Learn here:

Research Practice in Clinical Settings

Now live on NIHR Learn, this module meets one of a number of learning needs we are seeking to meet in relation to nationally approved and adopted COVID research studies. With thanks to CRN: TVSM and the research study team for COV-001 and COV-002. You can link to it directly here:

Research Practice in Clinical Settings.

COVID-19 Research and Platform (Complex Innovative Design) Trials Infographic

This infographic shows how research during the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK is being designed and delivered differently to standard RCT trials and also what this means for patients taking part in these trials.

COVID19 Vaccine Trials Training

Should you have any other urgent training needs in relation to COVID-19 please contact us on