Wed 2 Feb 2022 09:00-15:30
Online Workshop

Created for Clinical Research professionals, this is a dedicated introduction to data protection law and research regulations, delving into how to apply the guidance to clinical research, trials and research databases. As an accurate reflection of the latest changes in the law, this NHS and public sector course will contain the most up to date information in the field.

Introduction to IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials brochure: save, print or share with your colleagues.

Follow on workshop: Advanced Practical Application of IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials on Tuesday 22nd March 2022. This is a complementary event to Introduction to Clinical Research Databases and Trials (previously called Information Governance (IG) for Clinical Trials, Research and Research Databases) and you can claim the two-place discount if you book onto both.

You may also be interested in Clinical Research Leadership and Management taking place on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Introduction to IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials
Online 5 hours From £299+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Join the wealth of professionals working in Clinical Research who have already benefitted from this training and described it as “incredibly informative and worth attending” and delivered by “extremely knowledgeable speakers”. Take one day out and benefit from information updates on:

  • An introduction to data protection law: making sure you are all on the same page
  • Research regulations: what has changed and what is next?
  • Understanding and applying consent: consent for privacy, confidentiality and participation
  • Contracts: discover the data protection duties most often missed and what to look for

Watch this online workshop from the comfort of your own home

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day work routine:

  • Introductory support: update your knowledge on information governance in clinical research
  • Interactive presentations: your concerns addressed with sensitivity and care
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the workshop with the confidence to make changes
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
An introduction to data protection law: making sure we’re all on the same page
Delve into the basics of data protection law in a clinical research trial setting
  • Data protection laws and common law duty of confidentiality for clinical research
  • New EDPB guidance discovered
Covid-19 based research regulations: what has changed and what next
Changing Covid-19 based research regulations and Control of Patient Information (COPI) notice
  • What are the next steps?
  • What will the regulations look like and what does it mean for research?
  • Interactive discussion: Data protection law and COPI
Understanding and applying consent: consent for privacy, confidentiality and participation
Discover models for consent: what is consent, when do you need it and what does it mean?
  • Greater understanding different types of consent and what they mean for you
  • Explore explicit consent, consent to contact and consent to consent
  • Interactive discussion: Understanding and applying consent
Contracts: the data protection duties most often missed and what to look for
Explore the practicalities and importance of contracts on IG for clinical research
  • Guidance for contracts for data protection
  • Understand what you should be looking out for
  • Interactive discussion: Contracts for data protection
Chair’s closing remarks and close of workshop

Share in first-hand experience

Both Amy and Joe will bring their extensive experience and knowledge to guide you through this informative workshop. One attendee from 2021’s course commented: “I found the presenters to be extremely knowledgeable, I wish I could have half their knowledge. Well Done!”

Job Title:
Managing Consultant
Kaleidoscope Data Privacy Consultants

A highly skilled and experienced Information Governance Practitioner with a continued keen interest in information law and best practice. 

Amy leads an expert team to support the utilisation of innovative digital solutions to make the best use of Big Data in a lawful and secure manner. 

An indispensable part of Kaleidoscope Consultants, Amy currently acts as deputy to the Managing Director, as well as ensuring that the delivery and management of consultancy services are running smoothly. 

Key Skills 

  • Expert in information rights law
  • Stakeholder IG Training
  • Data flow mapping
  • Governance strategy/best practice
  • Embedding effective stakeholder engagement 


  • LLM (Masters at Law)/ICSA Grad, Corporate Governance and Law, University of Portsmouth (2015)
  • HND (Higher National Diploma, Business (2012)
  • Prince 2 Foundation, ILX (2010)
  • Professional Diploma at Law, Fareham College (2006)

Job Title:
Senior Consultant
Kaleidoscope Data Privacy Consultants

Joe is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner, with an in-depth knowledge of the Data Protection Act (2018) (DPA), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the common law duty of confidence with nearly a decade’s experience in data protection across the public and private sector in health and care. 

Taking a special interest in the implementation of digital health technology, Joe has successfully supported both NHS and digital health organisations meet the complex data protection requirements of both the creators and adopters of such technologies. This experience includes being the Information Governance Subject Matter Expert for four NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups and supporting a variety of digital health companies into the NHS with new and emerging technologies such as AI. Joe took the learning and challenges of this complex area when completing his Masters dissertation on the topic of data protection challenges in the implementation of digital health technologies, to which he earned a distinction.

Pricing Structure

  • £349 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
  • £299 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
  • £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place

You or a colleague can claim the £299 + VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places, if you also book onto:

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

Privacy notice

To view the details on how your data is being collected and used, please view our Privacy policy

Expected attendees

This course is of benefit to any public-sector Research and Development Unit based in Acute Trusts, Ambulance Services, CCGs, Charities, Health Boards, Mental Health Trusts, Networks and Universities. Past attendees have included:

  • Clinical Data Managers and Clinical Audit Researchers
  • Research & Development Practitioners, Nurses and Officers
  • Programme & Project Managers and Commercial Operation Managers
  • Clinical Studies Officers and Research Site Co-ordinators
  • Information Governance Managers and Data & Information Managers
  • Directors of Pharmaceutical Liaison, Psychological Services and Biomedical Research

If you have previously attended IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials in 2021 or are planning to book onto this introduction in February 2022, it is vital to solidify your learning by also attending the follow-on workshop Advanced Practical Application of IG for Clinical Research, Trials and Research Databases on Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

Past attendee feedback

IG for Clinical Research Databases and Trials was held online three times across 2021. It was described by attendees as:

“This is the first online course I've done since the very start of the pandemic and I'm impressed at how smoothly it ran and how professional the delivery was”

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

“The day was incredibly informative and worth attending. Having a greater depth of knowledge of the wealth of legislation associated with IG (beyond the basics we are all used to via mandatory training etc.) is definitely relevant to my role and actually the course has served as a prompt to vet the research documents to a greater extent”

CRN East Midlands

"Amy and Joe are expert presenters who provided an in-depth and comprehensive coverage of a complex subject. The presentations were very clearly communicated. Plenty of opportunity to ask questions"

LCRN East Midlands Core Team | NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)

“Excellent overview, good interactive and Q&A sessions”

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

“Thank you for finding people that really know their stuff”

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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