The aim of the programme is to enable delegates to confidently apply the skills necessary for the safe delivery of high-quality clinical research in their area of work.
This programme is intended for members of staff who have had between 6 months and a year working in clinical trials. It is a continuation of induction and an opportunity to explore aspects of trial set-up and delivery.
The objectives are that by the end of this programme you will be able to:
- Identify the most commonly used research terms and language and be able to explain where you would go to obtain an understanding of an unfamiliar term.
- Discuss the significance of your place in the research team and your role in contributing to a network-wide delivery of high quality clinical research.
- Describe the factors you will take into consideration when communicating with patients, team members, line managers and sponsors to ensure that high quality research is being supported in every relationship to which you contribute.
- Describe the approach taken to receiving consent from prospective study participants in a variety of circumstances.
- Discuss the importance of accurately collecting and recording study data and explain the process of archiving materials when a research study has closed.
- Discuss the distinctions between commercial and non-commercial studies and the implications of conducting high quality clinical research in novel settings.