New Blended learning in 2014
A big thank you to those who provided feedback on our first blended learning course on the Human Tissue Act, which was rolled out in 2013-14. We are reviewing course content to fully meet your needs, and will re-launch later this year.

Courses provided
The aim of our training programme is to help researchers interpret regulatory and policy requirements and to increase confidence when navigating the approvals processes. In 2013-14, the Regulatory Support Centre provided training to 3053 people: almost 10% at face-to-face training sessions; and over 90% online. The table below provides a full breakdown of all training delivered.

Course Attended Number of courses run
Adverse events 31 1
GCP for non-clinical trialists 76 3
Good Manufacturing Practice 21 1
Human Tissue Act blended learning 62 4
Research and Human Tissue legislation (e-learning) 2113 -
Research Data and Confidentiality (e-learning) 720 -
Submitting a successful ethics application 19 2
Tissue, research and the HFEA 11 1
“The e-learning was very helpful and
was consolidated by the teaching”
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Looking forward

  • We are working with the Plain English Campaign to develop training to help researchers make sure that
    the language used in the consent process is as clear as possible.
  • We hope to develop a new Research Data and Confidentiality blended learning course to complement
    our existing e-learning, whilst combining the benefits of a face-to-face session.
  • We will develop a Good Clinical Practice module to supplement the Corporate Affairs Group’s Good
    Research Practice e-learning.
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