NCRI is creating a research-ready workforce, strengthening the retention of clinical academics and facilitating the early interaction of clinical and preclinical researchers.

NCRI’s focus in this area to date has been on the training and retention of clinical trainees. The NCRI Trainee Scheme has been successful in enabling research participation for clinical trainees with 74 trainee members currently appointed across NCRI Groups, actively contributing to the development of trials within their areas of expertise.

Looking forward the programme will be expanded to include trainees on all NCRI Groups and Subgroups as well as including basic and translational researchers.