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Training
opportunities

Accessibility of training opportunities across Wessex region.

Training Courses*

Grant writing

Course:  Essential Guide to Grant Applications; Fellowship Application Day; Preparing a research proposal for NIHR RfPB programme; Grant Development and Writing Retreat

Name of organisation: RDS

Target audience: UK-based health care profs, social care and public health practitioners, health researchers and SMEs; All researchers at any career stages aiming for NIHR Fellowship application; Researchers from across the South-Central Region who are intending to apply to the RfPB prog; Individuals or teams of 2 or 3 people, at least one of whom must be a health or social care professional working in England.

Website:  https://www.rds-sc.nihr.ac.uk/workshops-events/essential-guide-grant-applications/

Course:  Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship (PCAF) and Career Development Research Fellowship (CDRF) workshops

Name of organisation: SoAR

Target audience: Health and social care professionals (excluding doctors and dentists) 

Website:  https://www.soar-southampton.org/events/workshop%3A-the-hee%2Fnihr-clinical-doctoral-research-fellowship-(cdrf)-scheme

Introduction to research – general/specific

Course:  Next steps in delivering Clinical Research; CRIC; Introduction to the Clinical Research Network; Introduction to Research

Name of organisation: CRN

Target audience: Research practitioners who are new (in post for more than 6 months); refresher for all research practitioners; people working in research delivery and management roles.

Website:  https://local.nihr.ac.uk/lcrn/events/?custom_in_lcrn=22641

Course:  Cancer research introductory course; Neurology research course; Informed consent training-In house

Name of organisation: HHFT

Target audience: Research staff

Website:  https://hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk/get-involved/research-department

Course:  Introduction to Systematic Reviews; Introduction to Health Economics.

Name of organisation: SHTAC

Target audience: Student/public/academic sector 

Website:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/shtac/training/systematic-reviews-training.page

 

Primary Care training and resources

Course:  Primary Care Commercial Research Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement

Name of organisation: CRN

Target audience:  Researchers working at Primary Care settings

Website:  https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/crn-confidential-disclosure-agreement-process-summary/11451

Course:  NIHR School for Primary Care Research PhD; Wellcome PhD; GP apprenticeship

Name of organisation: Pry care research centre

Target audience:  Non-Clinical researchers

Website:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/primarycare/working-with-us/index.page

 

Research delivery

Course:  Site file management; The research conversation; Practical laboratory skills for research delivery staff

Name of organisation: CRN

Target audience:  Research delivery staff

Website:  tbc

Course:  Archiving Masterclass

Name of organisation: NHS R&D

Target audience:  Individuals and small groups (including sponsors and R&D office staff, Universities, non-commercial funders, finance teams, facilitators or grant advisors, Research management team, Project Managers, monitors, investigators, Sponsor representatives)

Website:  https://rdforum.nhs.uk/open-course-details/?id=44644

Course:  How to do meaningful and effective PPI – bitesize skills-based sessions for researchers: 5 sessions

Name of organisation: Wessex PIN

Target audience:  Anyone looking to develop practical PPI skills

Website:   https://sites.google.com/view/wessexpin/shared-learning-event

Course:  PPI training course

Name of organisation:  SoAR

Target audience:  Staff

Website:  https://www.southamptonbrc.nihr.ac.uk/patient-and-public-involvement

Course:  Research Development workshops; Research and Knowledge Exchange Development Framework (RKEDF); Clinical Research-documentation and filing

Name of organisation:  BU

Target audience:  Staff/students/RKEDF Academics and researchers

Website:  https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/research-environment/research-governance-integrity/training-opportunities

Course:  PPI training

Name of organisation:  ARC

Target audience:  NIHR Wessex Academy members

Website:  https://www.arc-wx.nihr.ac.uk/get-involved-in-our-research-ppi/

Course:  Specific elements of delivering research-consent, data management, recruitment, safety reporting, confidentiality, maintaining files; Human tissue authority research requirement

Name of organisation:  UHD

Target audience:  Postgraduate researchers, Bournemouth University staff, Dorchester Hospital staff.

Website:  https://www.uhd.nhs.uk/services/research-and-innovation/rbch/for-researchers/research-quality-assurance

Course:  Global Health MSc module -   Critical Issues in Global Health: Concepts and Case Studies; Medical Terminology Training

Name of organisation:  Wessex Institute

Target audience:  Global Health Team & other relevant stakeholders within the WI; admin staff, health care workers, managers, allied health professionals

Website:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/wessex-institute/index.page

Course:  MOOC on Digital Tools for recruitment and retention Clinical trials; Development and Skills Enhancement Fellowships in Clinical Trials

Name of organisation:  CTU

Target audience:  Anyone with an interest in clinical research; NIHR Academy member

Website:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/ctu/index.page

Course:  Research seminar series

Name of organisation:  PCRC

Target audience:  All

Website:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/primarycare/news/events/latest.page

 

Research management & governance

Course:  AcoRD Practitioner/ AcoRD Masterclass; Essentials of Research Sponsorship; Local Capacity and Capability for Research; Regulatory Inspection Ready; Essentials of NHS Research

Name of organisation: NHS R&D

Target audience:  Individuals and small groups (including sponsors and R&D office staff, Universities, non-commercial funders, finance teams, facilitators or grant advisors, Research management team, Project Managers, monitors, investigators, Sponsor representatives)

Website:  https://rdforum.nhs.uk/open-course-details/?id=44644

Course:  UHS Research Leaders’ Programme

Name of organisation:  SoAR

Target audience:  UHS employees 

Website:  https://www.soar-southampton.org/events/uhs-research-leaders-programme-(rlp)-fellowships

Course:  Research Ethics; NHS site set up of research and overview of approval process; Overview of NIHR, CRNs and NIHR portfolio

Name of organisation:  BU

Target audience:  Staff/students/researchers 

Website:  https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/research-environment/research-governance-integrity/training-opportunities

Course:  IRAS workshop

Name of organisation:  UHD

Target audience:  Postgraduate researchers 

Website:  https://www.uhd.nhs.uk/services/research-and-innovation/rbch/for-researchers/useful-links-for-researchers

Course:  NIHR Research Impact Assessment Programme

Name of organisation:  Wessex Institute

Target audience:  NIHR Coordinating Centre, Research Design Service and DHSC staff

Website:  https://www.southampton.ac.uk/wessex-institute/index.page

 

Good Clinical Practice

Course:  Good Clinical Practice (GCP)-Introduction, refresher; informed consent training

Name of organisation: CRN

Target audience:  Individuals involved in the conduct of studies at research sites

Website:  https://local.nihr.ac.uk/lcrn/events/?custom_in_lcrn=22641

Course:  GCP-Introduction or refresher

Name of organisation: Dorset County Hospital

Target audience:  NHS researcher, University staff working with NHS, Volunteer patient researcher

Website:  tbc

Course:  Good clinical practice ‘lite’

Name of organisation:  BU

Target audience:  Staff/students/researchers

Website:  https://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/research-environment/research-governance-integrity/training-opportunities

Course:  Adhoc GCP training

Name of organisation:  UHD

Target audience:  Postgraduate researchers, Bournemouth University staff, Dorchester Hospital staff.

Website:  https://www.uhd.nhs.uk/services/research-and-innovation/rbch/for-researchers/research-quality-assurance

 

Principal Investigator courses – general/specific

Course:  Anaesthesia-specific; Gastroenterology and Hepatology-specific PI training day; PI Workshop

Name of organisation: CRN

Target audience:  Particularly suited to PIs who have been working in this role for less than 6 months

Website:  https://local.nihr.ac.uk/lcrn/wessex/training.htm

Course:  Investigator workshop

Name of organisation: UHD

Target audience:  Staff

Website:  https://www.uhd.nhs.uk/services/research-and-innovation/rbch/for-researchers/research-quality-assurance

Course:  Associate PI Scheme

Name of organisation: CTU

Target audience:  Healthcare professionals

Website:  tbc

 

Programme event

Course:  NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme event; Supporting Social Care Research in South Central

Name of organisation: RDS

Target audience:  UK-based researchers and practitioners interested in improving the health of the public or reduce inequalities; social care researcher, practitioner, or a user, commissioner or provider of social care services

Website:  https://www.rds-sc.nihr.ac.uk/workshops-events/phr-event/ 
https://www.rds-sc.nihr.ac.uk/workshops-events/social-care-event/

 

Internship

Course:  Spring and Autumn Researcher Schools: Managing a research career; Achieving a work-life balance; Strategies for connecting and working with others

Name of organisation:  SoAR

Target audience:  ECRs across Wessex

Website:  https://www.soar-southampton.org/events/autumn-school

Course:  Research student placement (8-12 wks)

Name of organisation:  HHFT

Target audience:  Winchester University student

Website:  tbc

Course:  Pre and post-doc

Name of organisation:  ARC

Target audience:  NIHR Wessex Academy members

Website:  https://www.arc-wx.nihr.ac.uk/our-academy-old/fellowships-and-internships/internships-cohort-5-2022/

Course:  Summer placement; ACF placement

Name of organisation:  PCRC

Target audience:  UoS medical students; Academic clinical fellows linked to UoS

Website:  tbc

 

Methodology

Course:  Qualitative research methods;  implementation science through bitesize presentations

Name of organisation:  ARC

Target audience:  NIHR Wessex Academy members

Website:  https://www.arc-wx.nihr.ac.uk/events/categories/events-seminars-and-courses/

*training courses on offer as at the time of data collection

Acronyms

 

CRN - Clinical Research Network, Wessex

NHS R&D - NHS Research and Development

RDS -  Research Design Service: South-Central

University of Portsmouth - University of Portsmouth (Portsmouth Hospital Trust)

South-central ambulance - South-central ambulance service

Wessex PIN - Wessex Public Involvement Network 

SoAR - Southampton Academy of Research

HHFT - Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset County Hospital - Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset Healthcare - Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

BU - Bournemouth University 

SHTAC - Southampton Health Technology Assessment Centre, University of Southampton

ARC - NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, Wessex

UHD - University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trusts

Wessex Institute - Wessex Institute (School of Healthcare Enterprise & Innovation), University of Southampton

CTU - Southampton Clinical Trials Unit, University of Southampton

PCRC - Primary Care Research Centre, University of Southampton

Solent - Solent NHS Trust

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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