This course aims to equip clinical investigators with the skill set to identify trial opportunities and conduct high quality research through a comprehensive practical programme of trial operations delivered by experts.


This programme is designed for investigators with an interest in performing high quality, impactful clinical trials. Expressions of intertest from affiliated hospital consultants and academic staff are welcome.

Apply for this course: Please complete the application via UCD booking centre below by Friday June 24th 2022

Location: Charles Institute, UCD Belfield


Interactive and engaging sessions will be delivered in person with supplementary material provided via the virtual learning environment, Brightspace.

Following completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge to conduct trials that comply with the highest national and international legal, regulatory and scientific standards. Participants will also understand the practical aspects of clinical trial conduct, regulations and the importance of trial oversight and reporting.

Trial Opportunities

Identifying Opportunities, NDAs & Feasibility, Study Intensity Tool, Study Budgets & Resources, Estimating Recruitment

Trial Start Up

Approvals, contracts, indemnity, site initiation, trial master file, academic sponsor

Trial Conduct 1

Data Management / Data Protection, Obtaining Consent, Randomisation, IMP Management, Protocol Deviations

Trial Oversight

Monitoring Visits & Reports, Audits & Inspections, Pharmacovigilance, Reports. & DSURS, DSMB, NCTO

Trial Conduct 2

Last Patient Last Visit, End of trial, Early Termination, Reporting, Trial Networks

A certificate of completion will be awarded to all attendees on successful completion of this course. This course has been approved for 15 CME credits from RCPI.

For further course information:

UCD Clinical Research Centre

Catherine McAuley Education and Research Centre

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Nelson St, Dublin 7


Key Information:

  • Schedule One day session
  • Application by Friday June 24th 2022
  • Wednesday July 13th from 9.30am - 5pm