Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for research
Certification is a prerequisite before being involved in any research. Course can be done online or face-to-face. It is recommended but not essential that GCP training is paediatric specific.
Ensure that a copy of GCP certificate is kept in your portfolio as it a copy will be required for each research study you are involved in. An accredited update is required every 3 years. Courses are run by our local National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN).
Upcoming face-to-face paediatric focused GCP courses
Getting into Research in our region
Our region has a great reputation for innovation and research in child health. Whatever your base sub-speciality, there will be clinicians who are research active. To get into research, you need to speak to people as early as possible. Even if you have not definitely decided on a sub-speciality, any research skills you acquire are transferable.
Ask the following to signpost you to the right people:
- Any sub-specialist
- Each unit will have a research lead
- Your clinical or educational supervisor
- Your Training programme director
- Dr Andy Gennery (immunologist GNCH) is research lead for the School of Paediatrics