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Upcoming Events and Training

Ethics Lunchtime Workshops

The Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity team host a series of lunchtime workshops aimed at UREC members, school/institute signatories, PIs and supervisors throughout the academic year. Please see below for a list of current dates, titles and presenters. All sessions will be held from 12:30-2pm with light refreshments (cake, fruit, hot and cold beverages) provided (with exception of the drop in sessions).

  • 28th March: 'The Mental Capacity Act' by Prof Ann Wakefield
  • 19th April: ERM drop in session by Mrs Genevieve Pridham
  • 30th May: 'Research with Vulnerable Groups: Families and Intimate Groups' by Dr Sarah Marie Hall
  • 20th June: ERM drop in session by Mrs Genevieve Pridham

Please note, regarding the drop in sessions for ERM users: these sessions provide the opportunity for any user (either applicants or reviewers) to drop in and ask specific questions relating to the ERM system or discuss future enhancements. As many users have a number of queries about the system, this will provide an opportunity for students as well as members of staff to ask these directly and receive one to one support as required. If they are found to be helpful, we will consider offering additional sessions in the new academic year.

Additional workshops will be offered throughout the year and updates will be included in future Research Governance newsletters as well as on Staffnet announcements.

Please note that each session has a limited number of spaces available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you would like to book a place on any of these workshops, please contact Genevieve Pridham


Training Required of Researchers and Supervisors

In order to ensure that your ethics application receives favourable ethical review, it is essential to demonstrate that you have the appropriate level of training required to perform research in your chosen field. Some examples of specific training requirements are shown below:

Human Tissue: MRC Training and Registration of Study. For the MRC Training, please visit the link here and complete the Research and Human Tissue Legislation-Updated Course.

Clinical Trials: GCP Training (register first through the Training Catalogue, then once your application has been approved, a link to the course will appear on your Blackboard home page)

Please choose the most recent course. This will remain available on Blackboard for three months from the listed start date.  To apply, click the apply button in the bottom left corner of the sign up page and then choose from the courses available. (Please don’t select the 'I wish to apply for general access...' option, as this doesn’t in fact provide what it appears to!) Shortly after signing up, you should receive a confirmation email. The course link in Blackboard should then appear within the following 24 hours

Vulnerable adults/children: Sufficient prior experience and CRB check

Personal Data: Data Protection Training