The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Research and Innovation


Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) Training Video

SoECATs are a requirement for NIHR and NIHR non-commercial partner research funders where the study may involve participants under an NHS or Health and Social Care duty of care. This is not a costing tool, but a cost attribution tool.

To learn more about how to complete a SoECAT, please see the video below:


For further information, please visit the NIHR webpage: Schedule of Events Cost Attribution Template (SoECAT) guidance (

For further help regarding cost attributions, visit the Department of Health and Social Care Research webpage: Attributing the costs of health and social care research - GOV.UK (

You can also contact the Research Funding team on


Health Research Authority (HRA) e-learning modules

The HRA offer a programme of eLearning modules designed to support staff within the research community, Research Ethics Committees (RECs) and Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) members.

Most of these modules allow you free access without needing to sign up for a HRA training account, however it is recommend that you register, as only registered account users will receive a certificate of completion.

E-Learning modules include:

HRA student research bite-size eLearning modules

Our bite-size eLearning module explains what HRA Approval are, what types of research they apply to and what exemptions there are.

It takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

These modules can be accessed directly via our Student Research page, without the requirement to log into our Learning Management System


Postgraduate Certificate & Diploma in Health Research at UoL

This programme aims to cater for the research training needs of a variety of health researchers. The largest group of those seeking to learn health research skills is drawn from National Health Service professionals; the organisation, style and levels of the course have been designed with them in mind.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research (4.6 MB)
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Research (3.3 MB)

NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber

A variety of research training and support from a range of providers is available locally to LTHT research staff.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber provides research training including:

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

GCP training is a mandatory requirement for all staff undertaking clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs) at LTHT.

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.

If you have not had any GCP training you must complete a comprehensive introductory course either on line or face to face. Training is provided by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire & Humber (CRN Y&H).

Once you have had your initial full 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 LTHT.

Informed Consent

This is a full day course for those working on clinical trials who will be obtaining informed consent from study participants.

Commercial Research: A Masterclass

This is an interactive workshop designed to help researchers improve collaboration with pharma companies, identify strategies to achieve successful site selection and improve delivery of commercial research.

Building a Successful Clinical Research Programme

This workshop is suitable for those new to research to help identify what you need to consider in order to deliver recruitment to the sponsor’s requirements.

Feasibility Training

This half day workshop is targeted at research staff, including both principal investigators and research nurses, who undertake feasibility for both commercial and non-commercial studies.

For further information, to book a place on a training course, or to complete your training on line please go to the NIHR CRN website and register on the NIHR Learning Management System (LMS):

link to the website NIHR CRN learning and development pages

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust R&D Team offers a variety of training courses including:

Developing research proposals for funding Research in Health and Social Care - A Practical IntroductionStatistical Principles and Analysis of DataCritical Appraisal SkillsQualitative Research Methods.

Training is free of charge to all NHS staff and those from partner agencies working in health and social care within the Health Education Yorkshire and Humber region. Staff from outside the local area are welcomed on all courses.

For further information and current course fees please go to: