Research training

Good clinical practice

This is the international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct and record of research involving people. CPFT requires all staff working on clinical trials to undertake good clinical practice training every two years.

Compliance with the 13 principles of Good Clinical Practice is a legal obligation in the UK for all trials of investigational medicinal products. It provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and respected, in line with the principles in the Declaration of Helsinki and other internationally recognised ethical guidelines. It also ensures the integrity of research data.

Clinical research skills workshop

CPFT offers training for researchers and health professionals in partnership with the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry. Details of training courses and resources from these sessions are provided below.

Clinical Research Skills training day banner

CPFT's clinical research training day (now taking place online via Zoom) is suitable for anyone who is running - or would like to set up - a clinical study. It's an excellent opportunity to learn more about the start-up process and ongoing support on offer, and will introduce you to all the key contacts to help deliver research. Suitable for PhD students, postdoctoral scientists and other clinical researchers working with CPFT, or health professionals interested in starting a research project.

The next training day will take place in 2024.
 to reserve your place.
Check the timetable for this workshop

Please note that it is compulsory for any researchers wishing to use the HSB Clinical Suite to attend this training event within a year of starting. Places are limited so will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Clinical research skills handbook and slides
A handy guide has been produced with all the key points from presentations at the Clinical Research at CPFT Workshop. Download a reference copy with details of all the key contacts you need to get started. Slides from the last workshop held in November 2023 are available to download in this PDF file or click the image below. 

Research training slides

Front cover of clinical research skills handbook


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