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eLearning

Last updated on 5 Dec 2022

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. Research involving participants lacking mental capacity
  3. Research involving exposure to ionising radiation
  4. Research involving human tissue
  5. Reviewing the research design of clinical trials

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.

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 training@hra.nhs.uk.

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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