Training courses and events

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Internal Courses and Events

Steps to Fellowship Success

October 2021 - March 2022

This training programme helps individuals step-by-step through an NIHR fellowship application. It takes place over six months, with participants working in between sessions to slowly build their application and receive feedback as they do so. The aim is to support them to the point of having a complete fellowship application ready to submit to NIHR.

The programme targets both non-clinical and clinical researchers who are within the NIHR remit and was opened widely for applications, following consultation with the ICR’s Research Support Unit and Registry teams and the BRC Translational Research Manager.

The full programme was developed as a collaboration between:

  • BRC at The Royal Marsden and the ICR
  • ICR’s Learning and Development team
  • NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) London team

The programme is structured across three tiers:

Tier 1: Preparatory work for the development of an NIHR Fellowship application in later years

Tier 2: A six-month programme of support leading to the development of a high quality, competitive NIHR Fellowship application

Tier 3: An intensive programme of support for those currently drafting a proposal or preparing a resubmission.

For more information about this programme, contact Digby Ingle, BRC Training and Education Manager, at [email protected]

Magnetic Resonance Guided Radiotherapy (MRIgRT)

Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 September, 2022

This two-day course provides an opportunity to broaden your understanding of the capabilities and potential of MRI-guidance in radiotherapy planning and treatment verification. We invite you to join us to hear from leading practitioners in the field, develop skills and share knowledge with other professionals involved in MRI in Radiotherapy. 

The course will include taught and practical workshops to:

  • Improve understanding of the basic principles of MRI
  • Build foundation skills to support the increase in demand for MRI simulation
  • Develop practical skills
  • Learn about current clinical pathways and the latest research developments 

Practical workshops include:

  • MR Simulation, image acquisition and interpretation, RT set up and safety
  • Sequence and parameter manipulation
  • Adaptive workflow on the MR Linac

The development of MRI in radiotherapy planning involves close communication with radiology and radiotherapy professionals. This course is aimed at all professionals involved in or interested in MRI for radiotherapy, including radiographers, physicists and clinicians. 

For further information and registration, please contact [email protected] or visit the ICR website.

Read about our highly successful MRIgRT course from October 2019.  

External Courses and Events

NIHR Research Design Service London (RDS)

The RDS offer a series of events, from drop-in sessions to discuss research ideas and grant applications to Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) training for researchers.

The online drop-in sessions give you an opportunity to meet with an RDS adviser to discuss your research idea or grant application.

Information about when the next drop in session can be found on the RDS website

Meet the Funders

A series of events hosted by The Imperial College AHSC with The Institute of Cancer Research and The Royal Marsden 

The series of sessions are aimed at supporting Clinical Academic careers for Doctors and non-medics/NMAHPPs (Nurses, Midwives, Allied Healthcare Professionals, Healthcare Scientists, Pharmacy Staff and Psychologists). 

Events will take place throughout March and April and will conclude with a Masterclass in applying for Intermediate fellowships, for those who are at the appropriate stage in their research careers.

Discover more by downloading the Meet the Funders event programme (This is a PDF)

'Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research' - NIHR Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

The course runs for four weeks and new learners can join at any time. During this course you will learn how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.

Find out more and register for the NIHR MOOC

'What is Health Research?'

A free, three-week online course is aimed at patients, public, carers and anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the world of health research, designed by NIHR CRN in collaboration with the University of Leeds Digital Education Service and Futurelearn.

Find out more and register for 'What is Health Research?'

'Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) Administration and Patient Care' online

A free online course delivered by Guy's Cancer Academy  developed to support members of the UK Oncology Nursing Society to complete the Theory Section of the UKONS SACT Competency Passport (This is a PDF)

Find out more and register for the SACT online course.

CRUK ‘Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments

Register for CRUK's free online course (MOOC) 


There are a wide range of e-learning resources available, including MOOCs from FutureLearn and the ICR's 'Perspectives in Oncology' training course.

Find out more about available e-learning opportunities.