The Essential Reading Lists are a compilation of resources taken from the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL Capacity Strengthening Hub Resources page. These resources have been collated into lists that we think will be useful for people working in specific roles or in specific areas of clinical trials and studies. The Reading Lists have been developed by experienced trial practitioners for use at the MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL. They were selected for the reading lists by the Working Group, who have expertise in a range of areas in trials.


The Lists contain a range of resources which may include:

  • slides from talks, lectures, or training sessions
  • recorded webinars, talks, or lectures
  • videos and podcasts
  • example documents, tools, and templates
  • Standard Operating Procedure documentation

We have included a ‘Read and Understood’ quiz with each list to test the knowledge gained. Users answering at least 80% of the questions correctly will be able to download a certificate. It is not compulsory to take the quizzes. Please note that in order to obtain a certificate you will be taken to a page to log in/sign into The Global Health Network. You will be able to sign up here (for free) if you haven't done this already.

All the resources in these lists are available independently on the Resources page.