Study Intensity Tool Training

All Study Intensity Tool training has been cancelled due to the current pandemic and clinical pressures. If you are interested in training please join our waiting list by clicking here (you can unsubscribe at any time) and we will notify you when new training dates are published. 

Do you need help predicting research workload?

The Study Intensity Tool is designed to assist with workforce planning. It measures activity of nursing, laboratory, imaging and other research activity and calculates research specific time for each group in whole time equivalents (WTE) – helping define which staff groups will be active on the study. The tool measures the intensity and complexity of each individual study visit for the entire study and aids prospective planning during study set up. It can also assist in the costing of trials and grant bids. New functionality has been added to version 13 based on user feedback, and there is now a paediatrics standalone version. We recommend that all staff undergo training before using the tool.

The Study Intensity Tool (SIT) Online Training

The Intensity Theme Group offer webinars to train staff on how to use the Study Intensity Tool. Training is applicable to both adults and pediatrics, and registration for each training session will open a month in advance. Q&A sessions are also available if you have specific questions or would like tips using the tool more effectively.

All Study Intensity Tool training has been cancelled due to the current pandemic and clinical pressures. If you are interested in training please join our waiting list by clicking here (you can unsubscribe at any time) and we will notify you when new training dates are published. 

Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments

Cancer Research UK’s free online course on targeted cancer treatments now open longer for you to join

Cancer Research UK is pleased to announce that we are keeping the current run of our free online course ‘Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments’ open for longer (until June) so that learners can continue to join and benefit from its content.

The course has recently been brought right up-to-date to reflect the progress seen in this area of treatment over the last three years, with new educational content on PARP inhibitors, CDK inhibitors, CAR-T cell therapy and checkpoint inhibitors. Based on 2-3 hours’ learning per week, the course is structured over five weeks in bite-sized chunks so you can select what’s most relevant to you and dip in and out at your own pace. Discover the science behind targeted treatments and immunotherapies that are changing the landscape of cancer care through a variety of illustrated articles and videos from Elaine Vickers, expert interviews, patient case studies and quizzes.

As the course has been open for some time and given the current situation, it won’t be facilitated in the usual way, however, learners joining the course at this stage will still be able to benefit from all previous comments, answers to common questions and facilitation from the course’s expert educators, mentors and other learners, which can be found in the comments section of each step of the course.

Sign up here and start learning today:

MSc Clinical Trials (online)

The HRB Clinical Research Facility is currently recruiting for its three year part-time, MSc Clinical Trials (online). The programme will commence with the Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials in September 2020.

This Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Trials is designed to give a competitive advantage for those wishing to pursue a career in clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, medical device or academic sectors. It is the first such course in Ireland providing a pathway for progression to Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Trials and ultimately a MSc Clinical trials, and the only course designed and paced for the working professional. There are three 10-week semesters. Each 10 week block has 8 teaching weeks in total, with one week in the middle and end to catch up and complete work. Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, managers, scientists, health scientists, and workers in the allied health professions are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for appplications is Wednesday 1st July.

Further detail available at  or email [email protected]

Other Online Resources

Clinical Research Courses in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh CRF Education Core provides a programme of education for individuals engaged in clinical research. Courses cover a wide variety subjects relating to planning and conducting research, collecting data, analysing data and communicating findings.

For a full list of current courses, dates and prices please visit

Clinical Research Courses in Glasgow

The Glasgow Clinical Research Facility (GCRF) Education Programme provides an extensive programme of education tailored to meet the needs of individuals involved in clinical research.

You can find further details, dates and register for these courses at:

The programme includes:


  • NRS Introduction to Good Clinical Practice
  • NRS Good Clinical Practice Update
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Advanced Literature Searching
  • Introduction to Patient & Public involvement
  • Good Research Practice (non-drug GCP)
  • Informed Consent  – Adults: Ethical, legal and practical aspects in clinical research
  • Paediatric Consent – The Practicalities and Legalities in taking consent for Paediatric Trials
  • Introduction to Medical Statistics (Part 1)
  • Medical Statistics (Part 2) Correlation & Regression
  • Medical Statistics (Part 3) Hypothesis Testing
  • Medical Statistics (Part 4) – Power and Sample
  • Poster Design and Presenting Skills
  • Research, GDPR and Confidentiality
  • Early Phase Clinical Trials

If you would like us to list your course on this page, please contact us.

Hosted by NIHR Leicester CRF

UKCRFN Conference Postponed until 2021