See the training courses below for further details.

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Training

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials Training is for those identified to work on COVID-19 vaccine research; please register through NIHR Learn and follow the prompts as directed if this applies to you.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Courses

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses are available via e-learning. Sign into NIHR Learn and click 'GCP online' to access the resources. 

There is GCP consolidation training for those who have completed the online introduction to GCP course. The next sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday 14 November (10am-1pm virtual session)
  • Wednesday 7 February, face-to-face at Guy's Hospital (10am-1pm)

You can book your place on this course through NIHR Learn.

Informed Consent Training

This training  covers the history and principles of consent in research, including when working with vulnerable adults and in paediatric settings. This training will be for both observational and interventional studies. You can book your place on this course through NIHR Learn. 

Please register for The Informed Consent Process Within Urgent Public Health Research Studies e-learning course via NIHR Learn. The next online session is as follows:

  • Wednesday 8 November (10am-1pm)

Please note: if you have already completed face-to-face Informed Consent training, you do not need to complete the online course.

Next Steps in Research

This two-day course will be delivered via webinar at CRN North West London, and participants can book their place on this course through NIHR Learn. 

Participants can also book onto south London sessions through NIHR Learn.

Training and Facilitating in a Virtual Setting

CRN North West London hosts this two-hour course, and the session will be delivered via webinar.  You can book your place on this course through NIHR Learn.

Principal Investigators (PIs) Essentials

This course is aimed at people in the early years of their career as a PI. You can book your place on this course via NIHR Learn

Research Practice in Clinical Settings 

This online course has been designed for those working on studies delivering without 'freedom to act.' This training is limited to working under standard operating procedures and instructions.  

This course is not the 'Introduction to GCP' course. Research staff required to complete GCP training should complete the e-learning  introduction version and any additional learning as instructed by study sponsors and your local hospital trusts’ Research and Development Departments.

Study Support Service Introduction

Our Study Support Service is holding introductory training sessions to explain the team's work to researchers, research and development teams within NHS trusts and colleagues working on clinical trials in south London. The training sessions are only set up on Microsoft Teams for up to one hour once sufficient expressions of interest have been submitted, so if you would like to attend a session or arrange one for your team, please email

Open Learn platform

NIHR Open Learn is a learning platform for those not automatically eligible for an NIHR Learn account.

It will not go through the normal set-up requirements and will not recognise your NIHR Learn login. If you have an NIHR Learn account, please continue to use that platform.

Induction training for volunteers to research

Research Practice in Clinical Settings; Informed Consent Fundamentals: COVID-19 observational studies; and Informed Consent in Emergency Settings.

Additional training, such as below, is provided for those returning to NHS duties. Please note: an enrolment key will need to be requested for these courses:

  • Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) e-learning
  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Refresher e-learning
  • Informed Consent webinar training

Email to request enrollment keys or for any further enquiries regarding these training courses.

Dementia Rater training

Dementia Rater e-learning is available for people who work clinically on dementia studies via NIHR Learn.