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 monthly 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.

Beginner Online Courses

Q&A Sessions

Join the Waiting List

If you cannot make any of these dates you can sign up for Intensity Tool training notifications by clicking here (you can unsubscribe at any time).

Doctoral and Advanced NIHR Fellowship Awards

Deadline for applications is 1pm, 17th December 2019

The Doctoral and Advanced NIHR Fellowship Awards are now open to support individuals to undertake exciting and impactful research on their trajectory to becoming future leaders. Now with increased flexibility and options to include clinical time, they support people at various points of their development from initial pre-doctoral training to senior post-doctoral research.

The NIHR Doctoral Fellowship is a three year full-time award that supports individuals from all professional backgrounds to undertake a PhD in an area of NIHR research. This Fellowship may be taken up on a part-time basis between 50-100% whole time equivalent (WTE).

Click here to find out more.

Clinical Trials Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc

Online courses organised by University College Cork, Ireland

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.

Below is a flavour of the variety of courses on offer. For a full list of current courses, dates and prices please visit


Clinical Trials Management Course, Edinburgh CRF

14th and 15th November 2019

This course provides an introduction to the management of randomised control trials by giving an overview of the standard processes and legal requirements necessary to undertake clinical research.Made up of a range of workshops, practical tasks and lectures, these interactive sessions cover key topics described in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Trials Toolkit Routemap, facilitating discussion, information exchange and networking opportunities.

For more information and to book a place, please click here

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.

The programme currently includes:


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

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

9 July

10 July

Join us in Leicester

UKCRFN Annual Conference 2020