Research support staff

We are committed to developing all staff who support the initiation and delivery of clinical research, including clinical nurse researchers  trial coordinators, data managers and specimen coordinators


Research and clinical trial awareness

We provide a variety of resources to help you understand the specialist teams and infrastructure which support clinical research at The Royal Marsden and the Institute of Cancer Research and to help you gain a broader understanding of research and develop specialist skills to support clinical trials. 

Download the Introduction to clinical research support and infrastructure booklet, which outlines the different teams that support clinical trials and includes useful contact details. 

Good clinical practice (GCP) training


Understanding research costs categorisation and attribution training workshop.

Tuesday 23 February 2021, 10am-12 noon via Zoom.

Registration and further information contact:  [email protected]

Other resources 

Clinical Research Practitioner (CRP) Directory

The Directory is a collaboration between the NIHR and the Academy for Healthcare Science. The NIHR Directory for Clinical Research Practitioners has been established to create a community of practice as a foundational step in defining the professional identity of this diverse group.

Work is currently being taken forward jointly by the NIHR and the AHCS and aims to establish a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register for CRPs. More information:

NIHR Learn

Log in to the NIHR Online Learning Management System using your email address to look for courses.

NIHR 'Improving healthcare through clinical research'


NIHR Integrated Workforce Framework 

HRA offer a range of e-learning courses tailored at different staff groups delivering research.

Download the NIHR Integrated Workforce Framework (2017)

Download the NIHR Task, Knowledge and Competency Framework for Trial Managers (July 2012)