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Joint Research Management Office


hand holding a clear lightbulbIt is the policy of both Queen Mary and Barts Health that all researchers conducting research at our sites must attend appropriate training. It is mandated that all researchers of MHRA regulated trials must complete a GCP course and refresh it every 2 years. The same is advised as the best practice for all other researchers.

For Chief Investigators and their team leads our substantive and refresher courses are mandatory. For all other sponsored research the please see the sponsor's criteria for what training is necessary. For site delivery staff the NIHR training programme is generally suitable.

If you have completed relevant training in research governance, good clinical practice, or good clinical laboratory practice, it is important to ensure that you record this.

In addition to our training, a List of external Research Training available [PDF 274KB] has been prepared by the JRMO.

Booking research governance training

JRMO GCP training is now being delivered primarily online, using a mix of MS Teams tutorials, pre-reading, and undertaking the NIHR Introduction to GCP. This approach helps keep the online element shorter and more focussed on Barts Health and Queen Mary requirements, CI responsibilities, and JRMO SOPs. Please note that places on courses are limited to 25 people per session.

Barts Health staff and Queen Mary staff and students should book research governance training using the Queen Mary CPD online booking system but please note you now need a Queen Mary email address to do this. 

If you are already booked on a course, you will not lose your place if you have an '' email address. However, if you wish to join a GCP or Governance course or book onto one of these in the future and you do not have a Queen Mary email account, please email and you will be added to the course. 

JRMO courses are also open to staff working on NIHR portfolio studies across North Thames free of charge and to external participants for a fee. Individuals in either group should contact for course details and fee information.

Please note the following:

  • New users need to register before booking (select the register button on the site and follow the instructions) with a Queen Mary email address
  • All users will be asked to select an appropriate course
  • Please ensure that you read the details of each course and meet the description of the target audience
  • Select a date and course to meet your needs
  • Once you have made your booking, you will receive an automated email to confirm your place
  • We can only accept booking through the above route
  • Our main courses are:

GCP001 - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Labs

GCP002 - GCP - full course

GCP003 - GCP refresher

GCP008 - Good practice for research studies

GCP009 - Good practice for interventional studies

GCP011 - Study set-up

GCP012 - Managing a study

GCP013 - Data management and databases 

RD107 - Planning and managing your ethical research project

More detail on these courses is available on the 'What training do I need' webpage

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