Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research

Free online Course about Clinical Research: Sign up and share the link!

NIHR and the University of Leeds have worked in partnership to develop a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about clinical research.  The course is free and open to all.  The course will be valuable to anyone wanting to find out more about clinical research and its role in improving healthcare, including patients, professionals and school children.

The course trailer can be viewed here.


Developing a global perspective: Universitas 21

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just have a little peek over the fence to see how other organisations work?  Wilma van Riel, Clinical Trials Quality Assurance Manager in MDS, is doing just that through her Universitas 21 Fellowship.  She is currently visiting the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, to learn more about how clinical research is managed and governed in UBC and its affiliated organisations.

Wilma told us, “It is exciting to meet with so many different experts in the field, to hear of their activities and exchange best practices.  Already I have learnt so much, and I have taken away plenty of ideas to explore further.”

Wilma has been invited to give a presentation to Canada’s quarterly clinical research network of networks (N2) stakeholders meeting, and a guest lecture for Clinical Research Professionals in British Columbia latter this month.  Both events will give unique opportunities to connect with an even larger group of clinical researchers.

The Issues with Tissues

The Issues with Tissues (3)

Monday 17th November 12.00-1.00 IBR Seminar

Room (N143)

A significant number of clinical research studies collect, store and use human tissue which requires compliance with applicable legislation and regulatory standards. There is a wealth of support and information within the University to ensure that you are able to both understand and comply with these regulations. This seminar will give you further information regarding the regulations and the support available within the University to help your research with human tissue.

Speakers are:

  • Dr Jane Steele Director, Human Biomaterials Resource Centre
  • Dr Clark Crawford Research Governance Officer