Education in the arena of Patient focused Research is a central activity of the HRB CRF-C. In September 2018 the HRB CRF-C launched a new academic programme – MSc Clinical Trials (online)

Other Courses

  • The HRB CRF-C regularly offers workshops in the areas of statistics, data, and coding using the R programming language.
  • The Quality and Regulatory Department of the HRB CRF-C also offers regular courses in ICH-Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Investigators and Site Personnel. Refresher courses are also provided.
  • The HRB CRF-C also actively support the work of the Trials Methodology Research Network (TMRN).
  • e-Learning course on ‘Introduction to Clinical Trials’ as part of the CONSCIOUS project – CRDI/HRB CRF-UCC collaboration


For further details, please see below.


Trials Research and Methodologies Unit- TRAMS

Trials Research and Methodologies Group

Statistics & Data Analysis Unit (Education)

The Statistics & Data Analysis Unit regularly offers workshops in the areas of statistics, data, and coding using the R programming language for statistical computing. We can also deliver bespoke workshops for your research group.

The HRB-Trials Methodology Research Network

HRB-TMRN is a collaborative initiative between a number of Irish and international higher education institutes and methodology centres. The HRB-TMRN offers a wide range of training and education events nationally, across all areas relevant to trial methodology.

Good Clinical Practice Course

The HRB CRF-C Quality and Regulatory Department team of experienced clinical research professionals, regularly deliver ICH-GCP Training to investigators and study site staff, both initial GCP training (4.5 hours) and refresher GCP course (2.5 hours). This course meets the minimum criteria for ICH GCP Investigator site personnel training identified by TransCelerate BioPharma as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors.

Good Clinical Practice in Medical Device Research (ISO14155)

This course is aimed at Investigators, Research Nurses and other personnel who are planning to conduct (or actively engaged in) a clinical investigation of a medical device.


1-day workshop for experienced users - Saturday, 9th February - Limited places