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eLearning

Last updated on 18 Dec 2018

We have a growing programme of eLearning modules designed to support the research community, our volunteer members and HRA staff.

These modules can be accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).

Our eLearning modules include:

  1. Medical devices
  2. Use of the HRA Schedule of Events
  3. Research involving participants lacking mental capacity
  4. Research involving exposure to ionising radiation
  5. Research involving human tissue
  6. HRA Approval: training for commercial and non-commercial studies
  7. Reviewing the research design of clinical trials

Our bite-size eLearning modules include

  1. Sponsors’ and supervisors’ role in educational research 
  2. Applying for HRA and HCRW Approval 
  3. Setting up research sites in England and Wales

These modules can be accessed directly via our Student Research page, without the requirement to log into our Learning Management System

Medical Devices

This course explains the regulations and considerations for clinical investigations or other research studies of medical devices across the UK. It is aimed at those involved in designing or undertaking, supporting or reviewing such research. It does not aim to cover the requirements for manufacturers of medical devices.

Use of the HRA Schedule of Events

This course explains the HRA Schedule of Events. The Schedule of Events is used to support the set-up of non-commercial studies in the NHS in England.

Research involving participants lacking mental capacity

This course explains the regulations and considerations relating to mental capacity and research. It is aimed at those involved in designing or undertaking, supporting or reviewing research, and takes account of research seeking to include adults lacking capacity as well as research where some participants may lack capacity or lose capacity.

Research involving exposure to ionising radiation

This course explains the regulations and considerations for research involving ionising radiation. It is aimed at those involved in designing or undertaking, supporting or reviewing such research.

*The HRA is currently working to implement updates to this module to reflect The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2017. 

Research involving human tissue

This module is designed with a number of pathways to allow users to select a role which reflects their own professional interest.
For REC members, we recognise that the content includes more information about regulatory and legal processes than you require for your REC member role, but we hope the wider context will be of interest. We will be taking the opportunity to work with you to explore the ethical issues which sit alongside these regulatory and legal considerations. We can do this though discussion in REC meetings, online seminar sessions and face to face meetings. If you have any queries, please contact us at hra.training@nhs.net.

HRA Approval: training for commercial and non-commercial studies

These modules outline HRA Approval processes. They cover applying for HRA Approval and setting up Approval studies in the NHS in England. They include details of HRA Approval arrangements for amendments and new sites that now apply to all NHS studies in England that started in pre-HRA Approval systems.

Reviewing the research design of clinical trials

This module provides an overview of the different types of clinical trial design and includes techniques to use when ethically reviewing the research design of clinical trials (including Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products). The module will be of interest to REC members, HRA staff and the wider research community.

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