In order to establish the United Kingdom as a world leader in clinical research, a number of organisations set up the UK Clinical Research Collaboration in 2004 to rethink how clinical research is carried out. The resulting report laid out a vision for integration of training in key academic and research skills into established clinical training pathways, such that budding clinician scientists are exposed to excellent practice in clinical research as early and as frequently as possible in their careers.

Our integrated academic training programmes therefore ensure you have protected time to pursue a research interest and acquire research skills in parallel with your clinical training.

Nationally, these training programmes are managed by the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre (TCC), whereas the local body responsible for IAT across the Norwich Research Park is the Norwich Academic Training Office (NATO).

In recent years, there has been significant investment in clinical academic posts across the Norwich Research Park, and we aim to provide information about how to apply for one of the many exciting training programmes on offer. If you are already an academic clinical trainee here, you can find more resources on the UEA Portal.

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