Training courses and events

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Internal Courses and Events

AcoRD - understanding research costs categorisation and attribution training workshop 

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

Contact Lisa Leavey to book a place.

Patient, carer, family and friends' event: What does the future hold for head and neck cancers?

Tuesday 23 March 2021, 5.30pm - 7.45pm via Zoom

An evening of the latest clinical research innovations and what this means for cancer care and treatment, co-chaired by Professor Kevin Harrington and a patient representative. 

Find out more and register.

Clinical Omics Technologies in Precision Management of Cancer

Thursday 15 - Friday 16 July 2021

This clinical omics course aims to introduce the current and future challenges and opportunities of “omics techniques” in development of innovative biomarkers and the barriers for delivery of clinical diagnostics assays.

Find out more.

Steps to Fellowship Success

October 2021 - March 2022

This is a pilot training programme aimed at taking individuals step-by-step through an NIHR fellowship application. It takes place over 6 months, with participants working in between sessions to slowly build their application and get 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

Magnetic Resonance Guided Radiotherapy (MRIgRT)

Dates to be confirmed, The Royal Marsden (Sutton).  

An excellent opportunity to improve understanding of the capabilities and potential of MRI guided radiotherapy (MRIgRT) and develop the knowledge and skills required to support the current and future needs in the field. Read about our highly successful MRIgRT course from October 2019.  

External Courses and Events

NIHR Academy

Webinar: Find out the benefits of working with industry in research

Monday 22 February 2021, 1pm, Online

This webinar will help researchers become more confident working at the interface of academia, industry and the health and care system.

Webinar: Compassionate and inclusive leadership

Tuesday 23 February 2021, 1pm - 2pm, Online

Find out how to develop and improve your inclusive and compassionate leadership style in this webinar.

Webinar: Your authentic leadership brand

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 1pm - 2pm, Online

Authentic leaders inspire those they lead. Find out how to build your authentic leadership brand to build loyalty and trust from your colleagues.

Imperial Academic Health Science Centre

Advancing new cellular models of cancer towards better treatments

Thursday 29 April 2021, 1pm - 2pm, Online

In this seminar two experts will talk about their work into organoid models to advance understanding of tumour biology and using organoids to develop new disease treatments.

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.

Upcoming events:

Drop in session

18 Feb 2021, 1pm - 3pm, Online

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

RDS/CRN research clinic

25 Feb 2021, 1pm - 2.30pm, Online

In lieu of KHP research drop-in sessions being paused, RDS London and South London CRN are able to offer support through our new research clinics.

Drop in session

26 Feb 2021, 12 noon - 2pm, Online

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

Essential Guide to Grant Applications masterclass

02 Mar 2021, 9.30am - 3.3pm, Online

*Please note, this event is now fully booked.

NIHR Fellowship information session

11 Mar 2021, 1pm - 4pm, Online

Our bi-annual free NIHR Fellowship information sessions cover aspects of applying for the Fellowship Programme.

RDS/CRN research clinic

25 March 2021, 1pm - 2.30pm, Online

In lieu of KHP research drop-in sessions being paused, RDS London and South London CRN are able to offer support through our new research clinics.

Implementing patient and public involvement workshop

19 April 2021, 10am - 11.30am, Online

Our Implementing patient and public involvement workshops are designed for health and care researchers and professionals working in London to help you include good quality patient and public involvement in your research.

Academy of Medical Sciences Mentoring Masterclasses (online): 

These virtual mentoring skills workshops are open to current and prospective mentees and mentors taking part in the Academy’s Mentoring programme.

RCN Inaugral Clinical Research Nursing Day

29 April 2021, 10am - 3.15pm

A provisional programme is now available. Register here.

Improving Healthcare through Clinical Research

Starting 8 February 2021  

During this free 4- week online course you will learn how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all. New research and delivery staff and those interested in a career in health research will find this course particularly valuable. Read more

Cancer Research UK's free targeted cancer treatments 5- week course

Starting 8 February 2021   


Join ‘Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments’, starting on 8 February, for the opportunity to put your questions to its lead educators and mentors – including Dr Elaine Vickers – who will be online for the first five weeks to support your learning as you work your way through the course. Read more

Online Courses

'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 

Find out more and register for the SACT online course.

CRUK ‘Demystifying Targeted Cancer Treatments

Register for CRUK's free online course (MOOC) 

E-learning

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.