Related workshops (JRCO)

Information and Booking

Trainer: See list of speakers on the left.
Cost: Internal no charge. External £200.00
Duration: 1 day (09:00 - 16:00)
Date: TBC


Booking - All staff

Feedback from past participants

"Excellent day ... very engaging, and interesting speakers surpassed my expectation. I feel I understand the process of making an application"

"Very useful ... I would strongly recommend this course to my colleagues" – Dr. Bharati Bhatkal, Department of Medicine

Who should attend

This course is intended for anyone involved in clinical research. It is suitable for any type of clinician (e.g. doctor, nurse, physiotherapist) at any level, including chief investigators and research staff.
The aim is to enable participants to gain a good understanding of the practical aspects of research ethics, and to be able to write successful applications to research ethics committees.

Key areas

This course consists of talks and interactive sessions covering all aspects of applying to a research ethics committee. If you have ever asked any of these questions, this course is for you:

  • What are the ethical principles that underlie all clinical research?
  • What is the process of applying to a research ethics committee, and how can this be made easy?
  • Who sits on a research ethics committee, and what are they looking for?
  • What are the common reasons for rejection by a research ethics committee, and how can this be avoided?
  • How should one write a participant information sheet?
  • What are the rules about the use of personal data and the storage of tissue samples?
  • How can Imperial help you with peer review of your project?
  • What are the famous or infamous stories in medical research that have led to current legislation and practice?
  • What are all the steps from conceiving a clinical project to actually starting it, and how can Imperial help you negotiate all of these with the minimum of difficulty?

Further information

Speakers include:

  • Dr Charles Mackworth-Young (Chairman, Charing Cross Research Ethics Committee)
  • Dr Steve Yentis (Member, Committee on Public Ethics)
  • Ms Lucia Gavalova (Coordinator, Research Ethics Committee)
  • Ms Ruth Nicholson (Head of Research Governance and Integrity for Imperial College and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust)
  • Dr Tom Cairns (Caldicott Guardian, Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Prof Andrew George (Chairman, Hammersmith Hospital Research Ethics Committee)
  • Dr Shawn Griffin (Director of Communications, Human Tissue Authority)

So, if you need to submit an application in the near future this course will be invaluable!