Training Opportunities

Health Care Research Wales Training 

The Health and Care Research Wales Support Centre provides a high-quality Wales-wide training programme to support excellence in health and social care research studies.

In response to UK government’s guidelines in response to COVID-19 outbreak, we will not be holding face-to-face training throughout Wales until advised otherwise.

However, e-learning courses are available and you can complete the training in your own time.

The Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and GCP Refresher sessions are CPD accredited, the certificate can be downloaded on completion of the course.

We are working to extend the library of e-learning available from Health and Care Research Wales, please return to this page to check for updates.

Further information:

JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review training programme (online)

To develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare.

Our JBI Comprehensive Systematic Review (CSR) Training Program is designed to prepare researchers and clinicians to develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative evidence, following the JBI approach and using the JBI SUMARI software.

Start date and venue: 6 June 2022, virtual (online)
Dates and times: 6 June, 7-10 June and 13-15 June 2022

What you’ll learn

To develop, conduct and report comprehensive systematic reviews in order to provide the strongest possible evidence to inform decision making or clinical guidelines in healthcare.

Topics covered
  • Module 1: an introduction to evidence based healthcare and the systematic review of evidence
  • Module 2: the systematic review of evidence generated through quantitative research
  • Module 3: the systematic review of evidence generated by qualitative research, narrative and text.
  • Learn how to develop a focused research question
  • Search for relevant literature, appraise and synthesise evidence arising from research.
  • By the end of the program participants will have a completed protocol and access to the JBI SUMARI software to conduct their review.

Further information.

Principal Investigator basics

Date: Access on demandLocation: OnlineThis course is designed for those who are new to the role of Principal Investigator (PI) or are interested in becoming a PI. This course defines the responsibilities of a PI leading the conduct of a study at a research site and demonstrates the skills and behaviours required for an effective PI. This course assumes delegates are already working in a research environment and have previously completed an Introduction to Good Clinical Practice.

NIHR Learn

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Learn is an online platform that offers NIHR accredited learning programmes. It offers a range of courses to develop your knowledge of clinical research, and the programmes developed by international leaders from the clinical research field are available to anyone directly employed by the NHS, UK universities and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research.

MSc Clinical Research

The link to the course information and application details is here:

E-learning resources to support you through the COVID-19 pandemic

Information is now available on the newly launched ‘Resources to support you through the COVID-19 pandemic’ area on NIHR Learn.

The current list of resources includes guidance and support in the following areas:

  • Conveying difficult information to patients and relatives
  • Leading in uncertain times
  • Personal resilience 
  • Remote working
  • Understanding the science of COVID-19
  • Wellbeing

Health Research Authority e-learning modules

The Health Research Authority has developed a number of e-learning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community. Read more

Social Research Association Training

Please see the Social Research Association website for details regarding upcoming training courses


FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world, most of which are free to complete.

For more information and to browse their list of courses, visit the FutureLearn website

NHS Leadership Academy Programmes

The Edward Jenner Programme - Leadership Foundations

Whether you’re new to the NHS or an aspiring leader at the start of your journey, you’re the perfect candidate for the NHS Leadership Academy’s Edward Jenner programme – the foundation of great leaders. It’s free, flexible and enlightening. And with open access, there’s nothing to stop you going for it today.

The programme has been re-designed to offer even more flexibility with two units to complete at your own pace. Launch takes up to five hours,Foundations is designed to be studied over six weeks.

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Find out more about Launch and Foundations in the video below: