Below are links to other e-learning resources 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.


NIH clinical research training online. This training is freely available online and is very comprehensive. However, it is focussed to clinical trials in the United States and so may not be applicable in all regions:


African Malaria Network offers two free courses, introduction to research ethics and an introduction to Good Clinical Practice:


Society for Clinical Research has some links to training slides and training resources. We have not reviewed these for quality but their users provide comments:


Pharma School has some free training content:


The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research provide free courses on a range of subjects which include Reproductive Health Research and Sexual Health Research.  The courses are available in a variety of languages.


USAID have a Global Health eLearning Centre giving online training on specific disease topics:


This is a free online course on statistics for clinical trials:


John Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health offer these free online disease-related courses:


The California STD/HIV Prevention Centre offers some free courses specifically around the topic of HIV and STDS, including case studies:


The HINARI 'Access to Research in Health' Programme was set up by WHO together with major publishers to enable developing countries to gain access to one of the world's largest collections of biomedical and health literature.  Access is free or at a reduced cost for eligible countries


The Wellcome Trust offer advanced training courses and scientific conferences.  For these they provide limited bursaries for non-commercial applicants to cover up to 100% of the course fee.  Funding is also  available to assist with travel costs.


The ‘Training and Resources in Research Ethics Evaluation’ (TRREE) website offers completely open access and free of charge basic training modules on research ethics and regulation.  The learning material is currently available in English, French, German and Portuguese.


Working To Empower is a non-profit and non-governmental organization working to empower sustainable, community-based change.  The website provides a range of free articles, videos and resources in a wide variety of languages.


The  Oxford Maternal & Perinatal Health Institute offers an interactive course on the evidence-based management of Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia, for healthcare professionals who wish to revise the fundamentals or understand the advanced evidence behind recommended medical practice.


Researcher Academy is a comprehensive resource for those who are looking to develop their research communication (in terms of publications) and unlock their research potential.

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: