Training days

Learning Resources:

We publish resources from our training days so they are available for future reference. These can be accessed via the HRA online booking system. You will need to be logged into the booking system and the welcome page displays information on future training days as well as links to most recent course materials.

We are working towards making our learning resources accessible to anyone with an interest in the topic, supporting the HRA’s agenda of transparency.

 

Training account:

Sign in to your HRA training account or click here to sign up if you don’t have an account.

Brief guidance on how to use the Online Booking System:

Our training team is happy to answer enquiries – please contact us at HRA.training@nhs.net

 

Training days

Our training days are generally located at one of the HRA offices. There is no charge to delegates.

You can find a full list of HRA training days below. Please follow the course links for further information about the events and booking details.

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Training – Medical Devices Training Day

When: May 23 @ 10:45

Where: London – HRA Office

Who should attend: RES committee members and researchers

 

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Training – Human Tissue Act (Use of Human Samples in Research) – An Introductory Level

When: August 1 @ 10:45

Where: London – Skipton House

Who should attend: HRA committee members (who have not attended HRA training and wish to refresh their basic knowledge of the HTA) and researchers

This day is for those who would like to learn for the first time, or refresh their basic knowledge, about the Human Tissue Act as it relates to research.   Through presentations and by review and discussion of study vignettes, delegates will learn about the requirements and exceptions surrounding consent and HRA licensing, when a research protocol requires ethical review under the HTA, and when research tissue banks might seek ethical review, resulting in greater confidence in the review of research protocols involving the use of human material.

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Training – Genetic and Genomic Research (previously HTA Advanced)

When: September 12 @ 10:30

Where: London – Skipton House

The training was previously known as ‘Human Tissue Act – Advanced’.

This training will provide insight into the range of issues which a REC might consider when reviewing studies involving genetic/genomic research. It will offer participants an understanding of relevant terms, together with basic knowledge about the structure of DNA and RNA. There will be an introduction to example policies on the feedback of research findings, including the opportunity to appreciate research participants’ views.

 

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Training – Introduction to Phase 1 Research – Trials & Regulation

When: October 5 @ 10:45

Where: London – HRA Office

The workshop aims to introduce REC members to Phase 1 healthy volunteer research and how it is regulated and reviewed in the UK, and to facilitate exploration and discussion of ethical issues.

Who should attend:

  • Research Ethics Committee members and REC Managers of type 1 recognised RECs. This is an introductory
  • Phase 1 training course. An advanced Phase 1 training course is also available.
  • Representatives of sponsors and CROs are also welcome to attend.

The work shop aims to introduce REC members to Phase 1 healthy volunteer research, including how it is regulated and reviewed in the UK. The day will be interactive with the opportunity to explore and discuss ethical issues.  This is an introductory Phase 1 training course. It will be of interest to Research Ethics Committee members and REC Managers of type 1 recognised RECs. Representatives of sponsors and CROs are also welcome to attend.

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Training – Genetic and Genomic Research (previously HTA Advanced)

When: November 30 @ 10:30

Where: Manchester HRA Office

The training was previously known as ‘Human Tissue Act – Advanced’.

This training will provide insight into the range of issues which a REC might consider when reviewing studies involving genetic/genomic research. It will offer participants an understanding of relevant terms, together with basic knowledge about the structure of DNA and RNA. There will be an introduction to example policies on the feedback of research findings, including the opportunity to appreciate research participants’ views.

 

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Training – Human Tissue Act (Use of Human Samples in Research) – An Introductory Level

When: 20 February 2018 @ 10:45

Where: Manchester HRA Office

Who should attend: HRA committee members (who have not attended HRA training and wish to refresh their basic knowledge of the HTA) and researchers

This day is for those who would like to learn for the first time, or refresh their basic knowledge, about the Human Tissue Act as it relates to research.   Through presentations and by review and discussion of study vignettes, delegates will learn about the requirements and exceptions surrounding consent and HRA licensing, when a research protocol requires ethical review under the HTA, and when research tissue banks might seek ethical review, resulting in greater confidence in the review of research protocols involving the use of human material.

Available

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