A practical guide to ethical and scientific quality standards in clinical research.Course informationThe course is aimed at site staff involved in the conduct of studies once they have been accepted onto the NIHR Portfolio. Individuals involved in the design and management of portfolio studies are able to access this course but should be aware that it will not address their specific needs.AimsThis course is designed to provide a basic introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the requirements of the NHS Research Governance Framework, EU Directives and UK Regulations which cover NIHR Portfolio studies and clinical trials conducted within the NHS. The session has a practical focus with the key aim being that participants know what to do to practice excellent GCP when they return to their workplace to ensure that the rights, safety and well-being of patients are always protected.Expected learning outcomes Following the course, participants will have a demonstrable understanding of the background and practical implications of GCP. This understanding is intended to be a foundation for action about translating principles into practice and give participants the confidence to take a proactive role in improving processes and standards within their own work area.BookingNIHR CRN GM Training Team – Course Booking SystemThe training team are tasked by the NIHR CRN to provide regular training courses in subjects such as Good Clinical Practice to support our research delivery workforce.The system used to administer and book these courses has now changed from the ‘Learning Management System’ to a Moodle-based system – ‘CRN Learn.’Courses for research staffIf you are involved in planning or delivering research that involves NHS participants, (or will be in the near future), you will need to register for a CRN Learn account at Please use your NHS/organisational email address or your NIHR HUB account and ensure that you tell us what your research role is within your registration details.Once an account has been created, the user can:Review course details such as aims/objectivesReview the choice of dates/venues for face-to-face eventsBook a place (or request to wait, should the course be full)Print certificates (or badges) of completionCourse Information and SchedulesIt is also possible to view our schedule and dates in Greater Manchester through the Clinical Research Network: Greater Manchester website at: note that some of our courses are designed for specific cohorts of our workforce only. If there is eligibility criteria to be met, this will either be outlined in the course details or we will write to you for clarification.Please note: Failure to complete any course may incur a charge of £75 to cover NIHR CRN costs.