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 national NFU BROK page and nfu-ebrok.nl.
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.
Starting and completing BROK courses during the coronacrisis
The BROK course can be completed online at the time of the corona crisis. The Center Specific Meeting (CSM) for the Radboudumc is only available online. The exam can be completed both online and on location.read more
Starting and completing BROK courses during the coronacrisisStarting and fully completing the online BROK course is possible at the time of the corona crisis.
The BROK course can be completed online at the time of the corona crisis. The Center Specific Meeting (CSM) for the Radboudumc is only available online. The exam can be completed both online and on location.
To register for the CSM and the exam, you must first be registered in the eBROK.
I want to complete the CSM online:
You must then do two things:
- Follow and complete the online CSM by clicking on this link. This online CSM will take about 60 minutes to complete. You have until January 1, 2021 to complete the CSM online.
- Login to the eBROK and click on the Schedule tab. Here you can register yourself for the ONLINE CSB on January 1, 2021.
If both of the above points are met, your presence in the eBROK will be registered (within 8 working days).
I want to complete the exam online:
You will receive more information about the online exam during the online CSM. In the online CSM, some tips and tricks for the exam will also be shared with you. Nonetheless, you can find the information about the online exam in the eBROK.
I want to complete the exam on location at the Radboudumc:
On October 2, 2020 and November 27, 2020, it is possible to complete the exam on location at the Radboudumc. Login to the eBROK and click on the Schedule tab. Here you can register yourself for the exam
Re-certificationIf 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’.
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
All dates for the Center Specific Meetings and the exam can be found in the eBROK environment. Registering for a meeting and the exam is only possible in the eBROK environment.
The e-learning takes about 20 hours of self-study. The Center Specific Meeting lasts 4 hours and the exam lasts 2 hours.
The eBROK is ABAN / ABFE accredited for 15 credits. The eBROK course applies to 1.5 EC (ECTS) points for students and doctoral candidates.
Accreditation and (re)-certificationThe 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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.