Research Skills Training & Development

If you’re involved with a research project, whether you need access to resources, training in searching evidence databases or appraising what you find, or just want somewhere quiet to work – the DBTH Library service can help.

NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Research Internship  ***Closing date for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 1st December 2021.

Hosted by Sheffield Hallam University on behalf of Health Education England (NE&Yorks), the NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Research Internship programme (pre masters) is now open for applications.

The Internship is the foundation programme of the NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academic career development pathway. This cohort will commence on 26th January 2022 and complete in October 2022, and is open to non-medical clinical staff employed by a NHS organisation in the North East and Yorkshire regions of Health Education England.

It provides a range of on campus and online teaching sessions combined with the practical skills to undertake a research project supported by an expert clinical academic supervisor.  The key components to the internship programme are: 

  • a Clinical Academic Research Experience supported by supervision and research mentorship for 30 days.
  • an Educational Learning Package comprising of 2 days face to face learning and 4 half days of online teaching.

Funding has been secured to support a small cohort in 2022 and the employers of successful applicants will receive £7500 for backfill and to support research expenses. The employing organisations of the clinical mentors will receive £1000 to support their costs.  

Full details of the programme and the eligibility criteria can be found at

Please note the tight deadline (1st December). For any queries please contact the programme lead Prof Julie Nightingale (

Clinical Fellow NIHR Nursing and Midwifery (3 posts) ***Closing date for applications: 12noon on Monday 6th December 2021.

These posts are available as a 0.5 secondment from 1 February 2022 (or by agreement) for 18 months. Post holders will remain on current terms and conditions.

NIHR Nursing & Midwifery are seeking three outstanding leaders to shape and deliver strategic career initiatives for nurses and midwives as part of the ongoing evolution and advancement of the NIHR. As NIHR Nursing & Midwifery Clinical Fellow, you will work with NIHR leaders, staff and stakeholders to develop a specific element of the strategic plan for NIHR Nursing & Midwifery.

We have three areas of work to be developed by the post holders: i) flexible career options for research nurses and midwives; ii) an accelerated Associate Principal Investigator scheme and iii) options for research nursing and midwifery roles in community and social care. We anticipate that each Clinical Fellow will lead one of these projects and contribute to all three.

You will be a Registered Nurse or Midwife with experience in supporting research delivery of a range of study types and sponsors (non-commercial and commercial) within NHS and/or care organisations.

If you are interested in applying for this post please submit a letter of interest, outlining how you meet the criteria in the candidate brief, attaching a short CV and return this to by 1200 on 6th December 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 13th December 2021.

NIHR Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Professor Ruth Endacott, will provide an on-line briefing regarding these opportunities on Friday 19th November 1300-1330 and Tuesday 23rd November 1300-1330. For log-in details please email:

DBTH Library training team face to face and virtual training sessions.

Whether you’re completely new to evidence searching, or just needing a refresher, we can help you improve your skills with the many healthcare databases you have access to, critically appraise what you find, and even help you work out how to use references.

NHS Research and Development Forum

Virtual Courses available to individuals and small groups.

Skills courses from HEE Yorkshire & Humberside.

Health Education England working across Yorkshire and the Humber has developed a range of courses for junior doctors and dentists in training as well as SASG doctors, trainers and supervisors. The aim is to provide access to generic skills as well as personal and professional development which supports and enhances good medical practice, for example “Research for the Specialty Trainee”.

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