This page contains useful information and documentation to assist you during your time with the GW4 BioMed MRC DTP.

Postgraduate training

Postgraduate researcher training is available at all four institutions to assist you in your development. Students within the GW4 Universities can access training at any of the partner universities. A full list of training opportunities for postgraduate researchers is available through the following links:

If you wish to access training at a university other than your home institution then email the relevant university PGR Office explaining that you are a researcher within the GW4 BioMed DTP and outlining the workshop that you wish to attend. PGR Office emails are:

Application Documentation

Below, you will be able to find information to assist you in your application to the DTP:

University Guidelines

During your time on the DTP, it is your responsibility to understand the rules and regulations that govern your PhD. Therefore, you should take some time to read through the regulations and codes of practice for your home university:

MRC Documentation

As an MRC-funded DTP student, you should familiarise yourself with and abide by the following MRC documents and policies:


Vitae is a non-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the professional development of researchers. They have a wealth of resources available on their website, but much of it is ‘member only access’. If your organization is a member then you can access the site by logging in with your university email address by clicking here.

Vitae Researcher Development Framework Professional Online Planner

As part of your time on the GW4 BioMed MRC DTP, you will be given access to Vitae’s RDF online planner. Using the planner initially to audit your skills, behaviours and attributes will enable you to develop a comprehensive training plan that highlights your strengths and identifies areas you may need to work on, and provides a means to plan your future development using a structured target setting approach.

You can find out more information about Vitae through the links below:

GW4 BioMed MRC DTP Documentation

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