Thinking about adding research to your career path?

Together with Health Education East Midlands, we welcome you to clinical research early in your career.

We know that 95% of people want the NHS to be research active and 89% would be willing to take part in research if they were diagnosed with a medical condition. Research improves patient outcomes and also the health and wealth of our nation.  By getting involved in this rewarding aspect of medical practice, you will play a key role in achieving these goals during your career.
This page will be updated regularly to give you links to training resources and contacts in the clinical research field. 
Please do watch the video below to hear from us at the Clinical Research Network East Midlands and from trainees like you who have added clinical research early on in their career.
Professor David Rowbotham
Clinical Director
NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands

Good Clinical Practice Training

Before you can get involved in supporting the delivery of clinical research, you will need to undertake Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training.

GCP is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data is reliable.

We offer a range of high quality GCP training courses that are open to everyone. We are also currently piloting a scheme to support Trainees to get involved in clinical research across the East Midlands and offer GCP training specifically for Trainees. During these sessions we link interested Trainees with Principal Investigators already delivering clinical research within your clinical specialty and organisation. If you would be interested in attending one of these sessions please contact

Please take a look at the FAQ's for more information about GCP Training.