The aim of this area of the Global Research Nurses website is to provide research nurses with ‘how-to’ training on designing, planning, operationalising and reporting health studies. We deliberately say ‘study’ rather than ‘trial’ as these courses apply to most types of health research studies – including clinical trials.


ICH Good Clinical Practice E6 (R2)


Introduction to Informed Consent


Children and Clinical Research

INTERGROWTH-21st Course on Maternal, Fetal and Newborn Growth monitoring

Preterm infant feeding and growth monitoring: Implementation of the INTERGROWTH-21st protocol


Essential Elements of Ethics


Ethics in Epidemics, Emergencies and Disasters: Research Surveillance and Patient Care


Research Ethics online Training

The e-Learning Centre has four separate sections

  • e-Learning Short Courses

Our e-learning short courses are designed to cover every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct a high quality clinical study. These courses should take about 45 minutes to complete and a certificate is issued on completion. Every course is written to be globally applicable, so for all diseases and all regions. They are also highly pragmatic and adaptable. Each course is carefully researched to provide up to date and high quality material that is peer reviewed and regularly reviewed and updated.

These courses are built through the support and partnership of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World-Wide Antimalarial Resistance Network ( and The East African Consortium for Clinical Research (

  • e-Seminars

This section contains a series of e-seminars on topics related to conducting clinical trials in the field of Global Health. They are MP3 (audio) and MP4 (video) files. You will need a media player to play them. If you do not have a media player installed try Quicktime, which is free and runs on PCs and Macs.

  • Other e-Learning Links

Under this section you will find links to e-learning resources, provided by other organisations, that are available online either free or at low cost. We recommend these resources as they help to support and enhance clinical research. Although many are disease specific their content is often adaptable.

Please tell us if you know of any free online courses or of access to training materials that are available and are not listed here:

  • Resources Library

All of the resources provided in the e-learning short courses are provided in the Resources Library. The resources include documents, guidelines, templates, etc.