Training Courses

STH Research Training & Education SharePoint Site

A SharePoint site has been created to provide access to training and education information for all staff involved in research in the Trust. The site contains training documents, links to educational opportunities and research news.

If you are employed by or have an honorary contract with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, you can access the SharePoint site here.

Training courses available to staff undertaking clinical research are detailed below.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

All staff undertaking research activities should adhere to the principles of GCP.  GCP training is available via the NIHR website.

GCP training should be completed before any trial activities are undertaken and renewed every 3 years as a minimum.  For further information please contact the STH Clinical Research & Innovation Office (CRIO). Contact details can be found on the CRIO website.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

If you would like to access the Clinical Research Facility (CRF) SOPs, please visit the SOP page.

For the Clinical Research Research & Innovation Office (CRIO) SOPs, please visit the CRIO website.

CRF staff adhere to both CRF and CRIO SOPs, and undertake SOP training on commencement of their role in the CRF and every time an SOP is updated or implemented. Compliance is managed by the Operations Team.

Training courses within the CRF

The CRF are involved in delivering many training courses including:

To find out the latest course availability please contact the Training & Education Team on 0114 271 3339.

The CRF Training & Education Team are also able to support training in clinical skills competencies for the clinical research delivery team. To discuss any support you or your team require please contact the Training & Education Team using the telephone number above.

Learning for Involvement

An interactive course for new and experienced patient/public reviewers of health and social care research which has been produced by a team of public reviewers and patient and public involvement professionals within the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).

The course covers reviewing in all contexts for NIHR research funding programmes, plus skills and activities required at different levels and stages of research. It is designed for public contributors who are committee members as well as public reviewers.

Researchers may also find this resource useful when writing research funding applications. It can be used as a tool to understand how to get your Patient and Public Involvement right first time!

You can access this course on the NIHR Learning for Involvement website.