ICR Expands eLearning Offering


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13 March 2009-The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) has further strengthened its commitment to developing professionals within the industry by enhancing its eLearning education programme.
The programme now features 10 eLearning modules, all upgraded to include Flash technology offering interactive education courses for clinical research professionals. Each course is available through the ICR website allowing individuals to study at a convenient pace and around their work commitments.
New to ICR’s eLearning range are Practical Monitoring, which provides an insight into the practical requirements of a Monitor in the conduct of clinical trials,  and GCP Compliance in Document Management and Archiving, which examines the why, what, who and when of paper and electronic archiving.  The latter is presented in association with specialist CRO, Phlexglobal.  
Alongside these modules, ICR is also introducing two new courses designed to help new or existing staff develop their careers.  Entitled So You Want to be a CRA? and How to Get a Job as a CRA, these modules lead participants through the essential skills required to be a successful CRA and provide guidance on how to approach the application process.
These new courses will join the existing modules entitled ICH GCP for Investigators, ICH GCP for Sponsors, Principles of ICH GCP, Data Protection and Clinical Research in the UK, GCP Directive and EU Clinical Trials Directive.
Sue Fitzpatrick, education manager at the ICR, is excited about launching the new modules. She said: “We have extended our eLearning programme to incorporate more areas of clinical research and to help our members further their careers.

“Our wide range of courses demonstrates how the ICR is monitoring current trends in the clinical research industry and is offering valuable remote training for clinical researchers. The courses are available online allowing students to study around their own personal and work commitments.”
The ICR operates a comprehensive training programme with both public and in-house courses plus its eLearning and distance learning. Each course carries Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points allowing members to development their knowledge and skills.
A further 10 new eLearning modules will be available during 2009.
For further details about eLearning and other training opportunities from the ICR, log onto the website at www.icr-global.org or call 01628 536967.

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