Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
26/04/23 ONLINE: A Realistic Introduction to R
This one day virtual workshop is directed to those who have a working knowledge of basic statistical concepts and want to transition to the R environment. Using realistic examples from day-to-day research practice, we will cover the entire process from receiving a dataset to producing an analysis output ready for write-up, covering the most common problems that may occur along the way. The course will consist of a mix of lectures and practicals so participants will have the opportunity to practice acquired knowledge directly during the workshop. There will be time allocated at the start of the day to resolve any technical issues.
At the end of the workshop attendees will be able to:
The course will be delivered online via Zoom by Dr Iva Čukić.
Please note, to attend this course you will require to have organised access/admin rights on your computer and downloaded the relevant software in advance, so please ensure you have booked your place in sufficient time for you to be able to do this.
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2023
For industry rates, please email [email protected].
There is a cancellation date of 12/04/23. You will be charged if you cancel after this date.
28/03/23 Stats for the Terrified and Making Sense of Numbers
Date/Time: Tuesday 28 /03/2023 (0930-1630)
Venue: Seminar Room, WTCRF, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
**Please note: The course content and examples relate mainly to Medical Data**
This is a full day workshop incorporating "Stats for the Terrified: An Introduction to Medical Statistics" in the morning and "Making Sense of Numbers: Interpretation of Data" in the afternoon.
The morning workshop "Stats for the Terrified: An Introduction to Medical Statistics" is directed at those with no, or only very limited knowledge of statistics who require a better understanding of how statistics can be used to describe and summarise data.
The level of presentation is very basic and examples will be used throughout to illustrate the procedures and concepts.
The afternoon session "Making Sense of Numbers: Interpretation of Data" is aimed at those who need to interpret numbers but have little or no knowledge of statistics.
The content is appropriate for those who may need to critically appraise published (quantitative) articles. The focus is on interpreting rather than generating the results of a statistical analysis.
We have a limited number of fully-funded places available for University of Edinburgh/NHS Lothian staff/students (booking still required) - FULLY ALLOCATED (funded places no longer available)
Please email us at [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.
There is a cancellation date of 14/03/23. You will still be charged if you cancel after this date.
04/07/23-13/07/23 ONLINE: Bite-size Practical Project Management
Four sessions - all 14:00-15:30
This introductory level project management course aims to de-mystify the world of project management, focusing on the generic skills, tools and techniques to help you successfully plan and deliver your projects via Zoom, each focusing on a different aspect of project management, and using a mixture of presented material and breakout room discussions, where you can apply the generic project management methods covered to your area of work. No prior knowledge of project management is required.
The project lifecycle, and the key factors that influence project success
NHS Lothian/University of Edinburgh staff and students = Free-of-charge (booking still required)
For industry rates, email [email protected]
There is a cancellation date of 30/06/23.
18/04/23 - 04/05/23 ONLINE: Introduction to Qualitative Methods
This course has 6 sessions, all 0930-1230
This course introduces learners to key principles in research design and strategy, including topics such as: theoretical and epistemological foundations in qualitative health research; developing a research question; key qualitative methodologies; collecting, analysing and interpreting qualitative data; and rigour in qualitative research.
Course Tutor: Sheila Rodgers
Edinburgh Dementia Prevention Brain Health Summer School 2023
We are excited to announce the return of the Edinburgh Dementia Prevention Summer School 2023, which will focus on the latest evidence for dementia prevention and promoting good brain health. Delivered online, the course will consider both global and public health perspectives, including examples from clinical care, policy and research.
The Brain Health Summer School is a 5-day interactive online course, which will combine materials and activities to work through in your own time, alongside daily live sessions from 12:00-13:30 (using Zoom) with course tutors and fellow attendees to explore each topic in more depth. The course is designed principally for trainee and qualified clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals working in (or with an aim to work in) brain health and dementia services, as well as researchers, undergraduate and post-graduate students. Bookings from other persons interested in increasing their general knowledge of research in this area (for example public health workers) are also welcome.
An important aim of the course is to introduce participants to approaches outside their current discipline with a view to developing multi-disciplinary practice and research. The course will provide an overview on promoting brain health and the prevention of neurodegenerative disorders and an exploration of the evidence base underpinning these.
Full agenda to follow.
31/03/2023 ONLINE: PPI in Clinical Trials: Design, Recruitment and Retention
Patient Public Involvement in Clinical trials – Design, Recruitment and Retention
10:00 – 13:00
Tutor: Carol Porteous
This course discusses why Patient Public Involvement (PPI) is particularly useful for the development of clinical trials and how it can help in the design of trials and in the recruitment and retention of participants
This course will be delivered by Carol Porteous, the PPI Lead at Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (CRF). She will be joined by members of the CRF PPI Panel, who will provide a public/patient perspective on the themes discussed.
Student - £40.00
There is a cancellation date of 17/03/23. You will still be charged if you cancel after this date.
02/05/2023 ONLINE: Creating and Running a Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Group
13:00 - 16:00
Creating and Running a PPI Group
This course discusses how to advertise and recruit patient and public members, organise your first meeting and how to keep your PPI group running successfully and sustainably.
This course will be delivered by Carol Porteous, the PPI Lead from Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility (CRF). She will be joined by members of the CRF PPI Panel, who will provide a public/patient perspective on the themes discussed.
Student - £40.00
There is a cancellation date of 18/04/23. You will still be charged if you cancel after this date.
20/06/23 - 23/06/23 ONLINE: Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) in Research Summer School 2023
Patient and Public Involvement in Research Summer School 2023
This course consists of three sessions and the fourth day (Friday) is optional
Tuesday 20 June 2023
10:00 - 13:00 UK Time | Online (Zoom)
This course will run online over three days, with pre-course reading and participation activities, and the opportunity to book a one-to-one appointment with our CRF PPI Lead on day 4.
There is a cancellation date of 06/06/23. You will still be charged if you cancel after this date.
19/05/23 ONLINE:Paediatric Consent. The Practicalities & Legalities of Consent in Clinical Research
Paediatric Consent: The Practicalities and Legalities of Consent in Clinical Research
09:00 – 13:00
Naomi Hickey, Glasgow Clinical Research Facility
Jo Merrifield, Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility
This online workshop will focus on the ethical, legal and practical issues around obtaining informed consent for paediatric clinical research in Scotland. The first half of the course examines the legislation and guidance in relation to consent, with a specific focus on who is able to give consent, dependent on the type of trial and the age of the participant. The second section discusses how to implement the legislation by closely examining the consent process and highlighting practical considerations.
Suitable for all those involved in paediatric trials, the aim of the course is to provide participants with an improved knowledge of the subject and the confidence to apply best practice within their own work areas.
Please note: this course focuses on Scottish legislation.
Student - £40.00
There is a cancellation date of 05/05/23. You will still be charged if you cancel after this date.