Basic course for clinical investigators BROK®

E-learning for obtaining a BROK certificate and for extending the validity. The Basic Course Regulations and Organization for Clinical Investigators deals with laws and regulations when conducting clinical research and is compulsory for all researchers involved in human-related scientific research. read more

Basic course for clinical investigators BROK®

The Basic Course Regulations and Organization for Clinical Investigators (BROK) deals with laws and regulations when conducting clinical research and is compulsory for all researchers involved in human-related scientific research.

The emphasis of the course is on the relevance of laws and regulations that are applicable to your own research. In addition to compulsory basic modules, researcher can choose between a number of advanced modules, such as a module on medicinal research or non-WMO-obligated research. For more information, see the NFU-ebrok website.

The eBROK© course includes online practice material, videos, animations and interactive learning materials. In addition to completing the modules, you will also follow a Center Specific Meeting (CSM) in the Radboudumc and complete a national exam.

Enroll

You can enroll for this course via nfu-ebrok.nl website. go to the site

Researchers must be BROK certified at the start of the study

Since April 2022, the training policy regarding the "Basic Course in Regulation and Organization for Clinical Researchers" (Dutch abbr. BROK®) has been tightened by the NFU. One must now be BROK certified at the start of the study.

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Researchers must be BROK certified at the start of the study

Since April 2022, the training policy regarding the "Basic Course in Regulation and Organization for Clinical Researchers" (Dutch abbr. BROK®) has been tightened by the NFU. One must now be BROK certified at the start of the study. The previous policy, where researchers were given 6 months after the start of the study to obtain the BROK certificate no longer applies. In addition, there is no longer an exception with regard to training requirements for personnel who will be involved in research for less than 6 months. These adjustments are the result of the more stringent Education and Examination Regulations (Dutch abbr. OER) that have been adopted nationally by the deans of the UMCs. For the current policy at the Radboudumc, go to the Policy guideline on training human-based scientific research.

The current policy underlines the importance for starting PhD students to follow the BROK course at an early stage. The BROK course comprehensively covers the design and submission processes of  human-related research. In addition, the course covers Radboudumc specific policy and support.

Researchers in possession of a BROK certificate can check their validity in the BROK register.


Re-certification

It is possible to re-new your BROK certificate online. read more

Re-certification

If you already have an eBROK account, you can purchase a renewal  by going to the nfu-ebrok.nl and go to ‘Extend continuous registration’. By doing so, you will retain access to the courses you have completed. You will also continue to receive updates about legislation and regulations relating to research involving human subjects. In this way, you will also stay up to date on developments during the period you are certified.

If you do not have an eBROK account because you have followed the eBROK in the past (via the previous e-learning). Then you are eligible to renew your certificate through continuous registration, go to nfu-ebrok.nl and go to ‘I have followed the old eBROK course’.

In short

  • All researchers involved in human-based research. The policy guideline on intranet describes who needs to be BROK certified in the Radboudumc (login with z-number required).

    to policy guidelines


  • Accreditation and (re)-certification

    The eBROK is ABAN / ABFE accredited for 15 credits. The eBROK course applies to 1.5 EC (ECTS) points for students and doctoral candidates. The certificate is issued by the EMWO exam agency after attending a Center Specific Meeting and successfully completing the exam. The certificate is valid for three years. Then you need to renew your certification by going to the nfu-ebrok.nl.

Dutch-taught course variant

This curse is also taught in Dutch. As such, the detailed information can be found on the Dutch part of our website. go to course info in Dutch

Questions?

There are several ways for getting your questions about the BROK course answered. read more

Questions?

All questions regarding your registration, taking the online course, the use of the modules and payments can be sent to eBROK® Service Desk via servicedesk@elevatehealth.eu.

The EMWO exam agency is responsible for the exam. For specific questions about the exam, objecting, requesting an extension and other questions about your BROK® certificate, you can find more information on the EMWO website or via info@emwo.nl.

For questions about the Center-specific meeting or if you have any other questions about the BROK©, please contact the BROK coordinator at BROK@Radboudumc.nl.