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Training opportunities and resources

NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Learn

NIHR Learn provides a range of free resources to develop your knowledge of clinical research.

Courses include:

  • Informed consent
  • Fundamentals of clinical research
  • Principal investigator training
  • Good Clinical Practice (see below)

To book and to access all training, visit the NIHR Learn website.

Research and Development Forum

Details of virtual and in-person events can be found on the Research and Development Forum website.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is a set of internationally recognised ethical and scientific quality requirements that must be followed when designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials that involve people.

GCP training is a mandatory requirement for all staff involved in research in the NHS. At Barnsley Hospital, GCP training must be renewed every 2 years:

NIHR Learn also provide a range of other research courses including:

  • Informed consent
  • Fundamentals of clinical research
  • Principal investigator training


Research CV

Alongside your GCP certificate, you will need a Research CV.

This CV will show your relevant clinical and research experience and prove that you are trained to the required standard for research at the Trust.

View a Research CV template (internal access only).

You are required to submit a wet signed CV at the same time as your updated GCP certificate, ensuring it has been updated.

Bespoke training

The Research and Development team runs an internal education programme. Bespoke sessions can also be provided. If you are interested in attending or would like training delivered within your team or department, please contact us.

Associate Principal Investigator Scheme

The Associate Principal Investigator Scheme is a six month in-work training opportunity. It provides practical experience for healthcare professionals, who are beginning their research career.

This scheme gives healthcare staff the opportunity to take part in clinical research, in their day to day role. Staff have the chance to experience what it means to work on and deliver a NIHR portfolio trial. Participants are mentored by a local Principal Investigator.

Participating healthcare professionals receive formal recognition via the certification of Associate PI status. This is endorsed by the NIHR and Royal Colleges.

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The research roadmap

A video produced by our team, outlining the research road map, at the Trust.

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