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Research Certificate

The Research Certificate Scheme has been introduced to promote radiology research amongst non-academic radiologists, encourage them to engage in research activities and gain acknowledgement for the experience gained.

Aims of the Research Certificate Scheme

  • To recognise commitment to research beyond the requirements of the training curriculum; 
  • To promote research among non-academic radiologists;  
  • To allow radiologists who may wish to take up teaching hospital posts to demonstrate their commitment to and understanding of research. 


  • All UK clinical radiology trainees in non–ACF posts are eligible to participate in the scheme, which ideally should be completed no later than six months after CCT. It is open to consultants and others on a case by case basis. 

If you have any queries regarding the research certificate scheme, please email: 

[email protected]

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  • “I completed the RCR Research Certificate in 2020 during my ST4 year. As a non-ACF with an interest in research, the Certificate was a good way to make sure my academic portfolio was rounded, rather than just having publications and presentations. It encouraged me to apply for grants and to attend a statistics course, both of which have been very useful subsequently. If you’re interested in research, you may be surprised how many of the categories you’ve already fulfilled the requirements for!” 

    Dr Samuel Withey

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