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General Resources

A resource to help paediatricians interested in an academic career pathway.

The Trainee Research Network (TRN) facilitates collaborative working and support across existing trainee research networks, both regionally and nationally. It aims to increase the opportunities for trainees to carry out child health research and provide peer support and guidance.

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted, protecting the rights, safety and wellbeing of study participants. Training can be undertaken in person or online.

Clinical Academic Schemes

Four regions in Scotland have established formal clinical academic training pathways which provide support and mentorship, and - in the case of Edinburgh's ECAT scheme - funding for a PhD:

As part of these schemes, or outside them, the Scottish Clinical Research Excellence Development Scheme (SCREDS) provides an integrated training and career development pathway enabling clinicians to pursue concurrently or sequentially academic and clinical training within the NHS. It facilitates both the attainment of a senior clinical academic appointment and the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

Based in Aberdeen, the NRS Children's Network, funded by the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of Scottish Government, aims to increase the safety, efficacy and availability of medicines and health care for children by supporting high-quality clinical trials.

Please get in touch if there is another resource you think would be useful to link here.

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