Mar 21, 2014 12:55 PM
The Clinical Research Outreach Programme (CROP)
What is it?
The CROP course consists of a week’s course in Cambridge aimed at clinicians who wish to perform practice-based clinical research.
The course is intended for veterinarians in practice but no previous research experience is required. You may wish to test a hypothesis that your clinical work has generated, or realised that the literature fails to provide an answer to a question you think is important. We will provide basic tuition to help you design your study during the course.
How much does it cost?
There will be a charge of £120 made to external participants. Payment will only be requested once your place on the course has been confirmed. Cheques should be made payable to ‘University of Cambridge’. Completing the course will fulfil your year’s CPD requirement for the RCVS.
If you are a UK resident working in the agrifood sector (e.g livestock vet, food safety, nutrition, pharmaceutical industries) a limited number of scholarships for the residential Clinical Research Outreach Programme, are available through the Advanced Training Partnership in Intensive Livestock Health and Production.
Please note you will need to apply to both the CROP course and scholarship separately. Acceptance on the CROP course does not guarantee acceptance for a scholarship.
For more information and to apply for a scholarship, visit http://www.atp-ilhp.org/training/scholarships
How are participants selected?
Participants are primarily selected on their enthusiasm and interest in performing practice-based clinical research.
It is not necessary to have identified a project before undertaking the course but previous participants have benefited from having a question or area of interest in mind. There are no restrictions on the species of animal on which the clinical research is performed or the disease/problem/issue studied.
Who can I speak to in order to ask some more questions?
Monday 17 March- Friday 21 March 2014
Deadline for applications Monday 3 February 2014
Application forms are available for download: