Welsh Government

Network member training

Our free training programme is continually developed to make sure Network members are prepared for their involvement in research.

Click on the titles of our four core training days below to find upcoming training dates.

If you have a question about any of these courses or would like to discuss your training needs, please contact the Public Involvement and Engagement Team.

An Introduction to Public Involvement in Research - online training. Please note we are in the process of updating the online training. 
All new Network members will be asked to complete this online introduction before undertaking any involvement opportunities. The online introduction can also be used as a refresher for existing Network members as well as researchers.

First Steps: members of the public and researchers working together
This interactive day includes an overview of both the research cycle and public involvement, a discussion of roles and responsibilities, and practical tips for effective involvement. 

An introduction to research methods
Covers the purpose and stages of the research process, developing a research question, an overview of research methodologies and data generation.

Good Clinical Practice
This training is for Network members currently involved in a research opportunity and introduces the laws, frameworks and guidelines which govern the set up and conduct of clinical and non-clinical research.


External training resources


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

Past courses within the Health and Psychology category have included research topics.

For more information and to browse their list of courses, visit the FutureLearn website. (Health and Care Research Wales is not responsible for the content of these courses, which are provided by external organisations.)