• Short taught courses and workshops, lecture-based and practical

  • Covering clinical and translational research, technologies and transferable skills

  • Designed for a cross-institutional audience of graduate students and staff

  • Delivered by faculty from multiple institutions (including international keynote lecturers and industry staff)

  • Straightforward online application process

CRDI Courses & Workshops

Clinical Research Development Ireland Courses & Workshops are available to all those interested in biomedical research in the CRDI partner institutions NUI Galway, RCSI, TCD, UCC, UCD, UL, and their affiliated teaching hospitals.

CRDI Courses & Workshops are part of postgraduate research training in CRDI partner institutions. Postdoctoral, technical, academic and clinical staff use CRDI Courses & Workshops as continuing professional development training in clinical and translational research.

You can use CRDI Courses in a flexible way, attending individual sessions of interest. Please note however that attendance certificates are only provided for those who have attended all the sessions of a CRDI Course.

Application & Selection Process

The number of places on a course is limited by the capacity of the lecture theatre or training room and/or equipment and instructor availability for practical courses. Places are decided either on a first-come-first-served basis, or via a selection process if the latter is considered more equitable (e.g. to ensure that limited training places do not go to a minority of laboratories or a single institution).

Application to attend CRDI Courses & Workshops is open to individuals outside the CRDI partner institutions, e.g. to researchers throughout Ireland or internationally.

Please note that there may be a charge to register for a particular course or workshop. This is clearly indicated on each course web page.

If you are interested, but are not sure whether you are eligible to attend a particular course or workshop, please contact us for clarification (email education@crdi.ie) before you apply online.

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions or email education@crdi.ie

Structured Training Topics

A web resource providing a comprehensive and easily-navigated overview of areas covered in CRDI Courses & Workshops and in modules and seminars forming part of CRDI structured PhD programmes.

Contributors & Sponsors

CRDI Education & Training Programmes are indebted to contributors from the commercial sector, who participate as faculty and/or as sponsors (their contribution is acknowledged on the relevant course/workshop web pages). If you would like to discuss sponsorship, please contact education@crdi.ie

We need your feedback

When you attend a CRDI Course or Workshop, please complete and return the questionnaire(s) provided. Your responses help us to improve existing, and develop new, Courses and Workshops.

Course presentations

We are aware that many CRDI Course attendees would like a copy of each presentation prior to or during a course. Our experience to date is that this is extremely difficult to achieve in the case of these advanced courses, where instructors often modify their presentations shortly before giving lectures. At present, we do try to get an abstract of each lecture on the website before we invite applications for a CRDI Course.

Unfortunately, we are unable to make all the presentations available after a course. This is due to various factors, including the presence of unpublished data and copyright restrictions. When lecturers have indicated to their audience that presentations will be made available, the CRDI directorate makes every effort to obtain the presentations, and they are made available to course attendees as soon as we receive them.