• Short taught courses and workshops, lecture-based and practical

  • Covering clinical and translational research, technologies and transferable skills

  • Designed for a cross-institutional audience of graduate students and staff

  • Delivered by faculty from multiple institutions (including international keynote lecturers and industry staff)

  • Straightforward online application process


CRDI Short Courses Portfolio


Techniques & Strategies in Molecular Medicine

A broad state-of-the-art overview of research strategies and methodologies and their application


Principles of Medical Device Design

This module integrates the approaches of engineering and life sciences, including strategies involving nanotechnology and regenerative medicine


Case Studies in Drug Discovery & Development

This module introduces the concepts involved in the drug discovery and development process in the pharmaceutical industry
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EU Regulation of Medical Devices

This module provides an introduction to regulation of medical devices within the European Union.


Fundamentals in Medical Device Design and Regulation

This online e-Learning course has been developed to impart important industry, research and regulatory concepts relevant to the entire life cycle of medical device development.

CRDI Courses & Workshops

Clinical Research Development Ireland Courses & Workshops are available to all those interested in biomedical research in the CRDI partner institutions NUI Galway, RCSI, TCD, UCC, UCD, UL, and their affiliated teaching hospitals.

CRDI Courses & Workshops are part of postgraduate research training in CRDI partner institutions. Postdoctoral, technical, academic and clinical staff use CRDI Courses & Workshops as continuing professional development training in clinical and translational research.

You can use CRDI Courses in a flexible way, attending individual sessions of interest. Please note however that attendance certificates are only provided for those who have attended all the sessions of a CRDI Course.

Application & Selection Process

The number of places on a course is limited by the capacity of the lecture theatre or training room and/or equipment and instructor availability for practical courses. Places are decided either on a first-come-first-served basis, or via a selection process if the latter is considered more equitable (e.g. to ensure that limited training places do not go to a minority of laboratories or a single institution).

Application to attend CRDI Courses & Workshops is open to individuals outside the CRDI partner institutions, e.g. to researchers throughout Ireland or internationally.

Please note that there may be a charge to register for a particular course or workshop. This is clearly indicated on each course web page.

If you are interested, but are not sure whether you are eligible to attend a particular course or workshop, please contact us for clarification (email education@crdi.ie) before you apply online.

For more information see our Frequently Asked Questions or email education@crdi.ie

Structured Training Topics

A web resource providing a comprehensive and easily-navigated overview of areas covered in CRDI Courses & Workshops and in modules and seminars forming part of CRDI structured PhD programmes.