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    New date announced for Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    19th August 2016

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has announced the next launch date for the next Massive Open Online Course, which will run on 7 November 2016 for the third time since it was developed in 2015.

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    The Nursing Times features innovative recruitment model created by NIHR nursing team

    15th July 2016

    Written by the 2015 winners of the Clinical Research Nursing category of the Nursing Times Awards, based at the NIHR Cambridge BioResource, the article highlights a novel recruitment model with a focus on volunteer recruitment including strategies for engagement and retention of recruitment to research studies.

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    New case study: Engaging global communities in research learning

    12th July 2016

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a relatively new way to learn. They make learning accessible and engaging to people all over the world. This case study looks at how the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has utilised this pioneering delivery model to bring clinical research learning to more than 12,000 people across the globe.

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There are more than 7000 rare genetic disorders which collectively affect 1 person in 17.When viewed as a group, rare diseases are very common.The national approach made possible by the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio, means we are able to collect together enough people with a particular condition to make a research project feasible. This leads to improved care and the development of new treatments.

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    Gary Nestor

  • Existing study enquiries - life-sciences industry

    Enquiries about studies already on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio

    E: crncc.support@nihr.ac.uk

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    NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Hub
    Newcastle University
    Biomedical Research Building (3rd Floor)
    Campus for Ageing and Vitality
    Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5PL

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