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Basic course on Regulations and Organization of Clinical Trials (BROK®) UMCG

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​​NFU BROK® course!

You can register for the BROK® course via nfu-ebrok.nl. The eBROK is available in Dutch and English.
This platform is not only for researchers who want to obtain their BROK® certificate, but also for researchers who already have a BROK® certificate and want to keep their certification (re-certification). We recommend that you do not subscribe via SURFconext, but click on “Proceed without login”.

Who can start the regular course?

If you do not have a valid BROK® certificate (anymore), you can follow the full BROK® course via this platform (costs € 435,- for UMCG/RUG, however from January 2021 the costs will be € 465,-).
The course consists of 3 parts:

  • E-learningmodule + 1 in-depth module. Please make sure that you have finished all basic modules on 100%, as well as 1 in-depth module on 100 %. Furthermore you have to read all News items under the tab “News”
  • Centre specific session: In the UMCG has several CSB’s planned. These CSBs are in Dutch and in English. You can subscribe via the eBROK . Because of the Corona virus these CSB’s are “per-email CSB’s.
    How does the “Per email CSB” work?
    You can register for 1 of the CSB’s (in the elearning via the agenda) and then you will receive on the CSB date (before 10.00) by email the presentations for the CSB as they are normally given. The teachers formulated a number of questions for each presentation. If you then submit these questions within 2 weeks via Contact, you will receive a message from us as soon as possible (within a week after the deadline) to confirm whether your CSB has been completed. Please note that you do not have to be available on the day of the CSB, as long as you schedule time somewhere in the 2 weeks after to read the presentations and submit the questions.
  • Exam (national): at the moment due to COVID-19 it is only possible to do an online (proctoring) examination (https://www.emwo.nl/update-online-proctoring-2/). You have to subscribe to this examination via de elearning of the e BROK®. There are several possible dates for the online examination.​

If your certificate is about to expire, you can now re-certify via this platform. For re-certification you have to follow a module for re-registration and you will also have access to the full course.
Do you still have a valid certificate? Even then you can subscribe to the eBROK® learning environment, so that you always have access to the current information regarding legislation and regulations that is relevant to you as a researcher. Read more about this under 'continuous learning'. If you certificate has expired you have to contact your BROK coordinator (Contact).

Who can start the re-certification course?

If your certificate is about to expire, you can now re-certify via this platform as well. The costs are € 50,-. We recommend that you do not subscribe via SURFconext, but click on “Proceed without login”. For re-certification you have to follow 3 modules for re-registration and you will also have access to the full course. Please note that this is only possible when you  still have a valid certificate. Please make sure that you finish all 3 modules under the tab “Continuous Registration”. All 3 modules (“Brush up your knowledge”, “Test yourself” and “Case”) have to be finished 100%. Furthermore it is necessary that you have read all News items under the tab “News”. After you have finished all this, you won’t receive confirmation that you have finished right away. This will take a maximum of a week and if all is well, you will receive your certificate. If you have questions regarding this, please send an email to Contact

If you certificate has expired you have to contact your BROK coordinator (Contact)

Modules

The NFU BROK® course has a number of mandatory basic modules, and besides this you have to follow at least one of the other modules, such as a module on medical devices or non-WMO research. The eBROK® has been developed by the NFU and is hosted by Elevate (Contact)​

Validity certificate

The certificate is valid for 3 years after taking the NFU eBROK® course. This corresponds better with the period of validity that is generally used for comparable training courses. Please note that it is your own responsibility to make sure that your certificate does not expire!

Questions?

You can go to Elevate with all questions related to your registration for the eBROK®, following the course, using the modules and payments. On the website nfu-ebrok.nl you can find the answers to frequently asked questions or use the forum. Is your question not in the list? You can contact the eBROK service desk via Contact. You will receive a response to your question within 2 working days.
The EMWO examination office remains responsible for the exams. With specific questions about the exam and your BROK certificate, you can contact EMWO via Contact.
Do you have another questions? Then contact the BROK coordinator of the UMCG: Denise Mailly via Contact.​