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Resources & Events for Researchers

If you are new to research or just looking for some inspiration, here we have a selection of resources and advice on conducting emergency medicine research.

Good Clinical Practice

Having a valid Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate is an essential part of being a research. Through this we determine how to ethically design and implement a study, and how collect good quality data.

In Edinburgh we can recommend the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facilitie’s one day GCP course which provides you with a valid GCP certificate for 2 years; https://www.crts.org.uk/Content.aspx?dbid=crts&layout=CRTS+Master&theme=CRTS&areaid=118&name=Courses%20Advanced&type=Content&oid=Screen&uirefid=1274

If you are not local to Edinburgh and would like to complete a GCP course, we recommend the RCEM online GCP course which will provide you with a certificate valid for 1 year:

http://www.rcem.ac.uk/RCEM/Quality_Policy/Professional_Affairs/Research/RCEM/Quality-Policy/Professional_Affairs/Research.aspx?hkey=e822bd01-59ba-4003-9bdb-f9cc3e5a0474

 

Informed Consent

Ensuring that potential participants are appropriately  consented is essential to ethically conducting research. There can be a variety of versions of consent; from the participant themselves, a relative, and a professional/legal representative, for example. To learn more about how to introduce a study to a patient, ensure that they are informed about what the study entails and fully consent to studies, we would recommend the Informed Consent courses run by the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility. Find out more on the link below:

https://www.crts.org.uk/Content.aspx?dbid=crts&layout=CRTS+Master&theme=CRTS&areaid=118&name=Courses%20Advanced&type=Content&oid=Screen&uirefid=1274