TASC training for researchers

TASC Training Team undertakes to deliver a range of training courses which are tailored to meet the needs of researchers.

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Training includes a nationally agreed NHS Research Scotland (NRS) GCP training programme with the aim of ensuring a standardised approach to good clinical practice.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting studies that involve human participants.

TASC offers NRS Training sessions on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for clinical research with live Tayside Trainer-led sessions online (MS Teams) unless stated otherwise. All training dates are open for registration.

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice

This course is a practical introduction to the subject and comprises short topics with a clinical research monitoring exercise to help consolidate and apply training.

Attendance on both mornings is required to receive your certificate

Choice of courses taking place in 2023:

  • 21 & 22 February - 09:30-12:30
  • 25 & 26 April  - 09:30-12:30
  • 15 May  (F2F) - 09:30-16:30*
  • 22 & 23 August - 09:30-12:30
  • 25 September  (F2F) - 09:30-16:30*
  • 21 & 22 November  - 09:30-12:30

* Face to Face (F2F) at Improvement Academy, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Update

This course is regularly updated to include the most recent changes to legislation and GCP process with up to date clinical research context and examples.

All courses are from 09:30 to 12:30 on the following dates:

  • 29 March 2023
  • 12 June 2023
  • 24 October 2023 
  • 5 December 2023

Alternatively, researchers can undertake NIHR online training. NIHR website: Good Clinical Practice

To complete the online training, register with NIHR and select the course appropriate to your needs. Once the course is completed you will receive your certificate.

Targeted training sessions

Online Targeted Training sessions (one hour long) have been introduced in response to Research Governance requirements and researcher demand, and cover a wide range of Research Training Topics including:

  • NHS Research Ethics 20 June 2023 13:00 - 14:00
  • Clinical Trials Monitoring 30 August 2023 13:00 - 14:00

  Further upcoming training topics

  • TriNetX - Global Health Research Network

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Laboratories

The GCP for Laboratories course is primarily intended for lab staff who handle human samples but may also be of interest to research nurses and other staff who regularly process bloods, use centrifuges, and store samples.

This is an annual course for NHS and University staff and students. 

  • 7 June  2023 - 10:30 - 12:00 (MS Teams)
Contact us

To register for courses, email tay.tasctraining@nhs.scot

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