“Together we’ve achieved more…”: celebrating the success of BBC CLRN!
Join us on Monday 17th March for our showcase event, where we will be celebrating the many successes our network has achieved since its inception in 2007, as well as looking forward to the exciting opportunities offered within the new structures. We have invited a wide range of individuals and groups from across the local research community, including NHS researchers and support staff, clinical academics, service providers and commissioners and of course patients. The event will be held at The Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7QU.
Why not take this opportunity to showcase your own services/departments and success stories at this event, as it is the contribution of all our local organisations and research teams that has led to our CLRN being recognised as one of the best in the country! Register for this free event now via:
BBC CLRN 7th Anniversary Showcase Event
or contact us (email@example.com) for more information about how your team can get involved!
BBC CLRN Industry Event 2012
The BBC CLRN hosted a 2nd Industry Research Event on 8th February which was attended by over 100 delegates. The event primarily aimed to enhance the delivery of industry sponsored research by clinical staff in our region and facilitate networking between local study teams, support services and industry partners. The combination of plenary and workshop sessions with industry and network stands provided delegates with plenty of opportunities to find out more about participating in industry research and identify practical solutions to overcome common challenges to successful study set-up and delivery. Presentations and resources from the Event are now available to view here.
Competency Framework for Non Clinical Research Staff
BBC CLRN in collaboration with PBCRN & GMCRN have developed a competency framework for non clinical research staff – anyone who contributes to site-based clinical research teams but who is not clinically qualified and/or does not routinely undertake clinical activities in their research role (e.g. data managers, research coordinators, research administrators and assistants).
The purpose of this framework is to define the knowledge, skills and attributes of non clinical research staff in order to enable research staff to:
- Understand more clearly what is required from them
- Document their knowledge, skills, attributes and experience
- Identify learning needs and interests
- Provide evidence of achievement to support annual appraisals and to promote fair & consistent assessment
- Demonstrate adherence to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
- Recognise the contribution of every member of research team
- Identify opportunities for personal development, training & career progression
This framework will be piloted over the next 6 months and reviewed prior to publication. If you or a member of your team is willing to contribute to this pilot we would like to hear from you! A PDF copy is available to view here or a fully editable word version can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC CLRN training courses
We are keen to meet the training needs of those within our research community. We currently offer training through Birmingham Research Training Collaborative (BRTC).
BRTC offers training to Health Care Researchers in Birmingham and all BBC CLRN Member Organisations including GCP. If you would like further details please visit their website or contact Maggie Hope.
Visit the BRTC website to find out more information about the training courses they provide. If you feel something is not covered please contact us to discuss further.
BBC CLRN Training - taster sessions
We offer brief ‘taster sessions’ for anyone conducting research in the NHS. The taster sessions are informal presentations about the core business of Birmingham and the Black Country CLRN and other National Institute for Health Research initiatives.
Topics on offer include:
- Funding for Research – Service Supports Costs and the CLRN (General Overview)
- CLRN – What is it all about?
- Accrual and why it’s so important
- IRAS and CSP – Will it help streamline RM&G approval?
- Research Passport Scheme – what is it all about?
- Do I want to do Industry Research?
- What is the NIHR Costing Template?
- How the BBC CLRN Allocates Funding
Visit the BRTC website to find out more information about the training courses we provide or please contact us for further information.
Booking GCP training in the BBC CLRN region
GCP training in the Birmingham and Black Country CLRN region is now available via the NIHR Learning Management System (LMS). This is an online booking system which enables research staff undertaking NIHR CRN Portfolio related research to access a variety of online and taught courses.
- GCP course details can be found on the NIHR Events page
- Go to the CRN workforce development web pages to register NIHR Learning Management System Regsitration Guide and Booking Form
- If you have already registered you can sign in to the LMS system to view available courses.
Half day GCP updates and additional courses continue to be available via the Birmingham Research Training Collaborative (BRTC).
Latest news - 'Just to let you know'
Each month we circulate 'Just to let you know', a newsletter featuring details of courses, events and opportunities for professional development locally, regionally and nationally that may be of interest to staff supporting clinical research.
To view the current listings please click here or to join the mailing list please send your contact details to email@example.com with a subject of "Training mailing list."