Researcher Training Programme




Do you want to be a scientist or researcher in the future? Our Researcher Training Programme will provide you with essential skills and knowledge to become a successful researcher. Embarking on the journey of discovery requires more than just curiosity; it demands the expertise to navigate the intricate pathways of research. Our training is not just about mastering methodologies; it's an immersive expedition into the digital realm where aspiring researchers evolve into adept scholars. Join us on an exhilarating adventure, where the pursuit of knowledge is guided by the latest research methods. This online training dives into the diverse methodologies that underpin successful research endeavors. Artificial intelligence (AI) and Biomedical Science are revolutionising the entire scientific world, changing the way the data is used to make decisions and developing drugs and vaccines. To stay competitive, universities and organizations need skilled researchers with knowledge and understanding of scientific research and who can use research skills and experience.


Through the final research report, you’ll gain the essential knowledge and skills required to grow a research career. This unique 4-week online training programme is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need to succeed in your career as a researcher in the biomedical science or AI fields. This training aims to provide knowledge of biomedical research or AI in medical research. You will have an opportunity to choose your training path during week 3 between AI in medicine or biomedical science.



Start Date: 31 May 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 1 month (4 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 3-4 hours per week

Fees: £149

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of scientific research
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of reviewing research papers
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly landscape in your field
  • Participants will gain proficiency in a wide range of research methodologies

  • Develop critical thinking skills essential for evaluating existing literature and identifying research gaps

Programme CONTENT


The online distance-learning delivery of the training will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers and material from our partners.


  • Week 1 - Performing scientific research and research ethics: Explore the basics of performing scientific research in an international research institute and basic research ethics. Participants delve into the principles of research ethics, addressing issues such as informed consent, data integrity, and transparency. Scientific research demands not only technical skills but also the ability to think critically and solve complex problems. Training programs foster these cognitive skills, empowering participants to navigate challenges and contribute innovative solutions to scientific inquiries.


  • Week 2 - Writing an abstract and research data presentation skills: The training delves into the realm of data visualization, guiding participants in choosing the most effective techniques to represent their findings. Learn about writing a conference abstract, data visualization, and presentation skills. Presentation slides are the canvas for data communication. Training programs focus on effective slide design principles, teaching participants to create visually striking and information-rich presentations. From introducing research to presenting research results, learners develop the skills to design slides that enhance presentation skills.


  • Week 3 - Biomedical Science or Artificial Intelligence (AI) research skills and literature reviews: Explore the biomedical science research area or AI applications in medicine (participants can choose their training path during week 3). You will also learn the basics of writing literature reviews. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly landscape in your field, learning how to identify key contributors, seminal works, and evolving trends. Develop the skills to critically evaluate research studies, synthesize findings, and identify gaps in current knowledge.


  • Week 4 - Research project: You will work on an abstract writing project and apply your research knowledge to your task. The research project aims to improve your academic writing, research, critical thinking, and literature reviewing skills. The project offers a roadmap to construct literature reviews that resonate with depth, coherence, and scholarly impact. Develop the skills to critically evaluate research studies, synthesize findings, and identify gaps in current knowledge. 

Entry Requirements


  • This training starts at a beginner level.
  • This training is designed for all levels of students (non-degree, students, Undergraduate students, and /or Master's degree students).
  • Our online training is taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the parts of the Researcher Training Programme, you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities


This virtual training is designed to aid professional development in the field of academic research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into a researcher. Here are several career paths that individuals with expertise in this field may pursue:


  • Researcher
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Research Assistant

Design AND Delivery


This online training is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The training is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within the training's duration. The training includes recorded guides, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £149 (including electronic certificate).