Good Laboratory Practice : Fundamentals
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience: Early stage postgraduate research students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. 

To provide formal training on aspects of safety in the laboratory.

By the end of the session you will be able to:
·  understand basic good laboratory practice
·  Appreciate how to conduct research safely and efficiently
·  understand the requirements for safe working practices, including COSHH and risk assessment
·  understand experimental design and the need for controls
·  consider ways in which you can maximise your research effort

Course description

This is the first of two sessions, to introduce students to the fundamentals of good laboratory and research practice. This course is class-room based covering the various aspects of laboratory safety does not include a practical session.

Related courses
Good Laboratory Practice 2: Techniques
Introduction to Biomedical Imaging
Introduction to Flow Cytometry

Mapping to the Researcher Development Framework skills domains
Domain A: Knowledge and Intellectual Abilities
A1 Knowledge base
A2 Cognitive abilities

Domain C: Research Governance and Organisation  
C1: Professional conduct
C2: Research management

Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019.  If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.

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