Welsh Government

e-learning courses

Health and Care Research Wales e-learning

An introduction to public involvement in research

Health and Care Research Wales also endorses various external e-learning courses available to anyone supporting and delivering research in Wales.*

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)

NIHR Clinical Research Network courses are available free of charge to the NHS, UK universities, and other publicly funded organisations conducting and supporting clinical research.

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice e-learning (Primary care)
Introduction to Good Clinical Practice e-learning (Secondary care)
Introduction to Good Clinical Practice e-learning (IMP Management for Pharmacy)
Informed consent for paediatric research
Informed consent for adults lacking capacity
Introduction to GCP in General Dental Practice e-learning

NIHR CRN e-learning

Medical Research Council (MRC)

MRC e-learning courses are free for all (once you have set up an account or used your login). Each module aims to provide you with an understanding of the subject area and, where the course is assessed, there is the option to print a certificate when you pass.

Research Data and Confidentiality
Research and Human Tissue Legislation
Integrated Research Application System (IRAS)

Medical Research Council


FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions around the world, most of which are free to complete.


Health Research Authority

The Health Research Authority has developed a number of e-learning modules as an aid for researchers, R&D staff, study sponsors, research ethics committee members and the wider research community.

The modules are relevant to all four nations of the UK and cover key areas of research regulation, helping to protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health and care research.

The first three topics to be released are: 

Three further modules will be released imminently concerning:

  • research involving human tissue
  • research involving exposure to ionising radiation 
  • confidentiality and information governance considerations in research

Skills for Health

Skills for Health, a not-for-profit organisation committed to the development of an improved and sustainable healthcare workforce across the UK. Established in 2002 as the Sector Skills Council for Health for the UK health sector, Skills for Health helps to inform policy and standards focusing on health, education and improving the wider wellbeing of public health. Skills for Health are the employers’ trusted provider of workforce and organisational development, designed to increase quality of healthcare, patient safety and productivity.

Elearning for healthcare courses

*Health and Care Research Wales is not responsible for the content of these courses, which are provided by external organisations.