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.

Beginner Online Courses

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


Patient Public Involvement in Research Summer School, Edinburgh CRF

29th and 30th August 2019

Over the course of 2 days the course will provide you with confidence and skills in PPI to enable you to undertake your first PPI activity or improve your current practice. The course will be hands on and interactive and you will have the opportunity to work with our CRF Patient Advisory Group members.

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

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:


  • NRS Introduction to Good Clinical Practice
  • NRS Good Clinical Practice Update
  • Good Research Practice (GCP for non-drug trials)
  • 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
  • CTIMP workshop
  • Laboratory Skills Workshop
  • Poster Design and Presenting Skills
  • Research, GDPR and Confidentiality
  • Early Phase Clinical Trials


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.

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