Edinburgh Clinical Trials

Training Courses and Resources

Information on training courses and resources can be found here.

MSc Clinical Trials by online learning

Our programme is unique, flexible and delivered by experts and partners from leading research facilities.  The programme is run in collaboration with strong industry partners and affiliates, including the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (previously WTCRF), the Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) and NHS Lothian.

MSc Clinical Trials by online learning - further information here


Edinburgh Clinical Trials Management Course

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Networking and Information exchange

This course will take place on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th December 2023 (further details to follow).

This two-day course is run by Edinburgh Clinical Trials Unit (ECTU) and focuses on management of randomised controlled trials (RCTs).  With a blend of lectures and workshops, and plenty of time to talk to fellow delegates, this course is relevant to people currently involved in managing RCTs and those new to this field.

It's a mixture of:

  • education
  • information exchange
  • an opportunity for networking
  • with a pleasant dinner thrown in

The course includes five lectures and five workshops. The workshops cover key topics and involve group work, facilitated discussion and some practical tasks.  The course ends with an 'ask the Faculty' session where a number of small groups will tackle specific questions that have arisen during the course that are of common interest (we cannot guarantee to answer all questions).

Please contact the Education team for enquiries education@edinburghcrf.ed.ac.uk


Training Directories

UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC)

UKCRC Partners’ goal is to establish the UK as a world leader in clinical research.

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Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility Education Programme

There are courses covering:

  • NRS Introduction to Good Clinical Practice
  • consent for research – legal, ethical and practical issues
  • evidence-based healthcare
  • literature searching
  • managing your references using Endnote
  • qualitative methods
  • questionnaire design
  • statistics
  • submitting a successful ethics application
  • writing and publication

You can find details of all the courses running in Edinburgh via the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (previously WTCRF) website.

Edinburgh-based course details - Edinburgh, Education Programme

Clinical Research Training for Scotland

This is a resource for all health professionals interested in clinical research training opportunities across Scotland.

Developed by the Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (previously WTCRF) at the University of Edinburgh, with funds from NHS Education for Scotland (NES), it includes training courses run by Clinical Research Facilities in Scotland; (Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Glasgow), NHS Health Boards, R&D centres and Scottish Universities. In the future it is hoped to cover all clinical research training providers across Scotland.

Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility – courses across Scotland

RD Learning

Hosted by the National Institute for Health Research in England, RD Learning details research training and postgraduate degrees across the UK.

RD Learning [via the University of Leeds]