The Education Core provides education and training for the clinical research community through the delivery of courses, webinars and educational resources.

Our aim is to provide an extensive programme of education for all individuals involved in clinical research that promotes and inspires excellence. We provide courses and webinars that cover a wide variety of topics, including: 

  • planning and conducting research
  • collecting and analysing data 
  • effectively communicating findings.

Our courses are open to all who are involved or interested in clinical research, regardless of academic level, discipline, profession or organisation. 

The Education Core works closely with NHS Lothian and University of Edinburgh colleagues, as well as other Clinical Research Facilities, academic institutions and industry partners, to ensure that the education provided is current, relevant and meets the requirements of local and national clinical research communities.

Join our mailing list to be kept informed of our courses and events programme and news from Edinburgh CRF Education Core. 

Information and booking for courses and events run by Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility

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A collection of free eLearning courses and online resources sourced from external providers relating to different aspects of clinical research.

An introduction event for those new to working in clinical research in Lothian.

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Our strategic plan 2023-2026 and progress so far.

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Find out more about the activities of the Education Core by visiting our blog:

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An open educational resource of our local Nursing and Clinical induction programme. 

A webinar series delivered by the ACCORD Office highlighting updates in R&D process and practice.


A webinar series highlighting the successes, challenges and lessons learnt delivering clinical research in Edinburgh during the Covid-19 pandemic

Contact us

Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries about our courses, webinars, educational resources or you would like to contribute to our programme.

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