The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Get Involved

This page is mainly aimed at staff members within the Trust.

However, members of the public may find this useful to understand the process

Are you wanting to get involved in research?Before you do so, you need to ensure that you have completed your GCP by using the following guidance.

GCP training is a mandatory requirement for all staff undertaking clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs), non-CTIMPs and Observational studies at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

The principles of GCP state that each individual involved in conducting a trial should be qualified by education, training and experience to perform his or her respective task(s). The training covers key legislation and provides guidance on conducting research for all members of the research team.

You can find a link to the NIHR GCP website here.

Please read all of the information carefully on the website and follow the below instructions to get correctly set up (please note that this guidance is provided for members of staff currently working within the Trust and there if they are unable to access the guidance provided on the Intranet):

  1. Under the 'I know what course I am looking for' and there should be a link to the 'CRN Learn' page.
  2. You will need to sign up to the NIHR using your email address, if you have already signed up, please login.
  3. Once you have done this, please click on the link for the 'Good Clinical Practice (GCP) e-learning' then the 'Intro to GCP eLearning (Secondary Care)'. Please be aware that you may need to enrol in the course so you will need to follow the instructions to gain your enrolment key.
  4. Please allow between 3 and 5 hours to complete the e-Learning course.
  5. After you have completed the e-Learning course and have been provided with a certificate please print off a copy of this and return it to the Stroke Research Office in Martin Wing, or you are able to email it to  (please add your name to the subject line) and it will be filed away.Once you have had your full GCP training you will need to undertake refresher training every 2 years. Please note - up to date GCP training is a condition of R&I approval (NHS permission) at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

After you have completed your GCP training we will also need to have a copy of your CV for our records to ensure that you are qualified to be involved in Research.

You should provide us with a short form version of your CV for ease, with a template for the short version which can be located here. However you can provide us with a copy of your long form CV, but it will need to be signed by yourself and dated on the cover page clearly. 

Blank Short CV TemplateWe need copies of your most up to date CV every year so we will often email yourself requesting this. If nothing has changed, you can send it re-signed, as well as dated, to the Stroke and Neurosurgery Research.