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Training Resources

In our Training Resources database below, you can browse resources by category or search by keyword. Resources in the following categories have been collated:

• Public Adviser Resources
• Evidence Synthesis Resources
• Literature Searching
• Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Resources for Researchers
• Ethics and Safeguarding
• General Resources
• Health Equity
• Improvement Science
• Grants
• Qualitative Research
• Computer Software
• Career Development
• Evaluation

DescriptionCategoryAccess link
NHS Research & Development NorthWest for Early Careers ResearchersCareer DevelopmentClick here
NIHR offer a Variety of support for clinical research nurses, midwives, allied health professionals, social care professionals, doctors, dentists and clinical research practitioners. Find out more on NIHR supported career development hereCareer DevelopmentClick here
NVivo by QSR International: Mini-lectures on key features of NVivo (qualitative data management software)Computer SoftwareClick here
SPSS OU: A free online course on getting started with SPSS. (SPSS Statistics is a software package used for interactive, or batched, statistical analysis.)Computer SoftwareClick here
IEBH Systematic Review Accelerator - a suite of tools to speed up steps in the Systematic Review (SR) process.Computer SoftwareClick here
Introduction to ethics: a free online course from Future LearnEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Global Code of Conduct to Counter Ethics Dumping, Learning Materials from UCLanEthics and SafeguardingClick here
HRA Ethics Approval, Learning Materials by the Health Research AuthorityEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Safeguarding adults' - a free online course by Lancashire County CouncilEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Delivered by Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH) in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), the Safeguarding Children and Young People programme aims to meet statutory training requirements so that healthcare providers can ensure their teams are up-to-date with the issues surrounding Child ProtectionEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Understanding GDPR, a free online course by Future LearnEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Data security by e-learning for healthcare, a variety of free online coursesEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Equality, Diversity & Human Rights, free online courses by e-Learning for HealthcareEthics and SafeguardingClick here
Midlands DSC Guide to Evaluation Design, Principles and Practice.

This guide has been developed by the NHS Midlands Decision Support Centre (DSC), for the NHS Midlands Decision Support Unit (DSU) Network. It is written for people at all levels with an interest in evaluation – whether you are thinking about commissioning an external evaluation or conducting your own evaluation in-house”. Ref: https://www.strategyunitwm.nhs.uk/midlands-decision-support-network
EvaluationClick here
Systematic reviews training by CochraneEvidence Synthesis ResourcesClick here
Evidence essentials by Cochrane, an accessible introduction to health evidence and how to use it to make informed choicesEvidence Synthesis ResourcesClick here
NIHR evidence summaries - High quality summaries of findings so that health and social care research can be used by all members of societyEvidence Synthesis ResourcesClick here
Systematic reviews training from the University of Central Lancashire - a 12 week Systematic Review Module (annual programme)Evidence Synthesis ResourcesEnquiries: Colette Miller: CMiller5@uclan.ac.uk
Lancaster University LibGuide – Systematic Reviews: Introduction and Pathway for researchers starting a Systematic ReviewEvidence Synthesis Resources Click here
Understanding Health Research
A tool for making sense of health studies
General ResourcesClick hereClick here
NIHR courses - a variety of courses from `Accessible Information Standards' to `Working with Families in TransitionGeneral ResourcesClick here
Future Learn online courses - A variety of online courses relevant to research, created by universities, businesses and specialist organisations:General ResourcesClick here
NIHRtv - The official National Institute for Health Research YouTube channelGeneral ResourcesClick here
NIHR Research Design Service by NIHR: Providing design and methodological support to health and social care researchers in the North West to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmesGrantsClick here
Support for research innovations in health and social care by the Innovation Agency / Academic Health Science Network for the North West CoastGrantsClick here
Grants for community organisations by Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS). CVS have extensive experience in the management of numerous grant programmes to support voluntary sector / community sector organisations. See for example: Liverpool Council for Voluntary ServicesGrantsClick here
Grants for community organisations from Local authorities: Local authorities provide grant aid advice for community projects and charities. See for example the following linksGrantsClick here
Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS) Statement from the Equator NetworkHealth EconomicsClick here
NHS economic evaluation database handbookHealth EconomicsClick here
Developing NICE guidelines, Process and methods: Incorporating economic evaluationsHealth EconomicsClick here
Students guide to health economics from Sage PublishingHealth EconomicsClick here
University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE) and the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHSEED)Health EconomicsClick here
University of York, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) guidance for undertaking reviews in health care: Intro to economic evaluationsHealth EconomicsClick here
Health Impact Assessment Toolkit (HIAT) from ARC NWC and Lancaster UniversityHealth EquityClick here
Health Equity training - e-training courses and case studies on health inequalities from Public Health EnglandHealth EquityClick here
Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT) from Public Health EnglandHealth EquityClick here
Resources for reducing health inequalities by Public Health EnglandHealth EquityClick here
Health inequalities resources hub by Public Health England (designed for NHS staff)Health EquityClick here
Resources for reducing health inequalities (for GPs) from RCGPHealth EquityClick here
Reducing health inequalities through new models of care: Resources for NHS staff from the Institute of Health EquityHealth EquityClick here
Local action on health inequalities: Resources for local government from gov.ukHealth EquityClick here
Tools and resources for measuring health inequalities designed to support CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups)Health EquityClick here
Tools and resources (including blogs, reports and audio clips) on health inequalities put together by The Kings FundHealth EquityClick here
ARC Yorkshire & Humber has produced a series of videos covering behaviour change techniques, realist methods for design and evaluation, and identifying barriers to improving clinical practiceImprovement ScienceClick here
EUnetHTA methodological guideline - Process of information retrieval for systematic reviews and health technology assessments on clinical effectivenessLiterature SearchingClick here
PRISMA-S: an extension to the PRISMA Statement for Reporting Literature Searches in Systematic ReviewsLiterature SearchingClick here
PRESS Checklist for critical appraisal of search strategiesLiterature SearchingClick here
Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions - 4.S1 Technical Supplement to Chapter 4: Searching for and selecting studiesLiterature SearchingClick here
Health Education England – How to Search the Literature Effectively online course (free to access, no need to register)Literature SearchingClick here
University of Lancaster Libguide: Systematic literature searchingLiterature SearchingClick here
The InterTASC Information Specialists' Sub-Group Search Filter ResourceLiterature SearchingClick here
Summarized Research in Information Retrieval for HTA (SuRe Info) - a web resource that provides research-based information relating to the information retrieval aspects of producing systematic reviews and health technology assessments.Literature SearchingClick here
Ovid database platform training videosLiterature SearchingClick here
EBSCOhost database platform tutorialsLiterature SearchingClick here
University of Salford Library - Creating a systematic search history in EBSCO:Literature Searching Click here
Cochrane Library Online Training HubLiterature SearchingClick here
ProQuest database platform LibGuideLiterature SearchingClick here
PubMed online training resourcesLiterature SearchingClick here
EndNote Training materialsLiterature SearchingClick here
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Library and Archives blog: Removing duplicates from an EndNote libraryLiterature SearchingClick here
McGill University – Updating database searchesLiterature SearchingClick here
RefWorks reference management software training videosLiterature SearchingClick here
Mendeley reference management software guideLiterature SearchingClick here
Zotero reference management software quick start guideLiterature SearchingClick here
Bodleian Libraries – Reference Management software comparison tableLiterature SearchingClick here
Training for researchers who wish to involve patients / public / communities in research from NIHRPatient and Public Involvement Resources for ResearchersClick here
Resources for co-producing research in health and social care from NIHRPatient and Public Involvement Resources for ResearchersClick here
Making every contact count', Resources for health and social care staff from Health Education EnglandPatient and Public Involvement Resources for ResearchersClick here
Variety of PPI resources for applicants to NIHR programmes from NIHR InvolvePatient and Public Involvement Resources for ResearchersClick here
Top ten partnership priorities from the James Lind AlliancePatient and Public Involvement Resources for ResearchersClick here
Free research-related training for public advisersPublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
Free training for researchers who wish to involve public / patientsPublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
A map of resources for co-producing research in health and social carePublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
Information for members of public / patients interested in taking part in research studies from NIHR (The National Institute for Health Research)Public Adviser ResourcesClick here
Improving healthcare through clinical research from Future Learn. A Free online course in which students can find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for allPublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
Evidence summaries from NIHR. High quality summaries of findings so that health and social care research can be used by all members of societyPublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
Understanding health research offer a variety of free online coursesPublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
Guidance from the NIHR INCLUDE Project that summarises what an under-served group is, provides a roadmap suggesting intervention points to improve inclusion, examples of under-served groups and example barriers to inclusion. It offers a suggested framework of questions to guide the deliberations of funders, researchers and delivery teams as they design and assess clinical research proposals, and ends with examples of good practice and other resources to guide teams seeking to engage with, and improve inclusion of, under-served groups in clinical researchPublic Adviser ResourcesClick here
Qualitative research free online course from Future LearnQualitative ResearchClick here
Overview of qualitative research methods, a free YouTube video from Yale UniversityQualitative ResearchClick here
Introductory lecture on Thematic Analysis, a free YouTube video from Braun and ClarkeQualitative ResearchClick here
Fundamentals of qualitative research - data analysis. A free YouTube video from Yale UniversityQualitative ResearchClick here
Scientific rigour in qualitative research, a free YouTube video from Yale UniversityQualitative ResearchClick here
Mini-lectures on key features of NVivo (qualitative data management software) from NVivo QSR InternationalQualitative ResearchClick here
Conducting Interviews, a free YouTube video by Southampton Educational SchoolQualitative ResearchClick here
How to conduct interviews remotely, a free YouTube video from Dipex CharityQualitative ResearchClick here
How to conduct focus groups remotely, a free YouTube video from Dipex CharityQualitative ResearchClick here
Qualitative research during a pandemic, a free YouTuve video from Dipex CharityQualitative ResearchClick here
Selecting participants, a free YouTube video by Southampton Educational SchoolQualitative ResearchClick here
Consolidated Health Economic Evaluation Reporting Standards (CHEERS Checklist)Health EconomicsClick here
Descriptive Statistics Quantitative Research/Medical StatisticsClick here
Inferential Statistics Quantitative Click here Research/Medical StatisticsClick here


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