Workforce Development to Build Capacity and Expertise Within the NIHR Cambridge CRF
Informed by our staff survey, we will focus on three domains for workforce development: skills and expertise; academic and research competency; leadership and career progression.
Workforce Skills and Expertise
A range of topics are available to staff including: generic training; research governance; study approval processes; study management; EDI; PPIE; participant recruitment; poster and presentation skills; management and leadership training.
A modular course on research governance, provided by Royal Papworth Hospital, will be available to all NIHR Cambridge CRF staff. It includes: research governance; study approval processes; how to cost studies; introduction to pharmacy and CTIMPs and data management.
A modular research skills course, developed by the Royal Papworth Hospital Clinical Trials Unit, will be available to all NIHR Cambridge CRF staff. It provides an introduction to trial design with modules on literature searching and critical appraisal, protocol development, grant writing, statistics and trial management.
The Research Skills for Clinicians Course, provided by NIHR Cambridge CRF, is designed to provide clinicians and aspiring researchers, including nurses and Allied Health Professionals, with an introduction to clinical research. This course will be open to NIHR Cambridge CRF staff.
Bespoke leadership development will be available to all NIHR Cambridge CRF staff in leadership roles, either locally or via a UK Clinical Research Facility Network leadership development program for Bands 6 to 8 delivery staff.