Gathering Clinical Evidence for Medical Devices

16, 17 & 18 July 2024 | Live Online Training


(11 customer reviews)

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Gain a comprehensive understanding of the clinical data required for your device for CE marking under the MDR

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Course Overview


The Medical Device Regulation (MDR) requires clinical evidence to demonstrate safety and clinical performance of a medical device.  Clinical data obtained through clinical evaluations and investigations is required to CE mark a device. For most devices, clinical data must also be collected when the device is on the market to maintain patient safety. The regulations and guidance documents as well as applicable standards are detailed and require careful interpretation for different types of devices.


This interactive course focusses on all aspects of clinical evidence.  You will examine the latest requirements and guidance available to ensure that you collect the right type of evidence and sufficient evidence for your medical device.  You will learn about the clinical evaluation process, clinical investigations and post market clinical follow up studies and data collection.  You will also cover specific clinical documents including the clinical investigation plan, clinical investigation report, clinical evaluation plan, clinical evaluation report, clinical development plan, summary of safety and clinical performance as well as post market clinical follow up plans.

With the Educo Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP) you will have the framework to apply and implement the knowledge acquired in the training, supporting you in your development. Learn more about how we deliver both online and classroom training courses. If you have any concerns about COVID-19 before registering on to the course, please read our COVID-19 commitment.

Course Dates


Find out when this course is running so you can plan your training.

16, 17 & 18 July 2024

3-Day Live Online Training

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15, 16 & 17 October 2024

3-Day Hybrid Training

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Key Learning Objectives


  • Gain a complete understanding of the clinical data required throughout the lifecycle of your medical device
  • Examine the clinical requirements in the EU MDR and latest UK regulations for UKCA mark
  • Examine clinical evidence requirements for Class I, IIa and III to ensure compliance
  • Learn how to conduct a clinical evaluation including literature search and review
  • Examine the components of the Clinical Evaluation Report (CER) to ensure yours contains enough information for your device(s)
  • Learn to maintain the CER post market surveillance and discover how it links to your risk management plan
  • Understand the clinical investigation requirements and guidances so you know when an investigation is needed
  • Examine the increasing importance of post market clinical follow up studies (PMCF)
  • Understand when a PMCF is required and learn how to design a successful post market clinical programme

What Is Included In A Live Online Course?


  • Direct access to an expert trainer
  • Interactive and engaging sessions with exercises and discussions
  • Bitesize learning
  • Access to the Educo Life Sciences Training Portal
  • Unlimited access to the recordings for 4 to 5 weeks after the last session
  • Reinforcement session delivered 4 to 5 week after the course (online) providing you with extra time with the trainer
  • A validated certificate of attendance available for you to download

Multiple Booking Options


You can attend the days relevant to you:


  • Whole course – All three topics (3-days)
  • Clinical Evaluations (Day 1)
  • Clinical Investigations (Day 2)
  • PMCF (Day 3)
  • Combination – (select 2 of the 3 days)

When selecting 1 or 2-days, we will contact you confirming the day(s) you will be attending

Learn more about the course by toggling through the tabs below (trainer, agenda,  who should attend?)

Live Online Training Information

The training starts at 9.00 am UK time and finishes approximately 4:00 pm / 5:00 pm on each day. For online attendees, you will receive joining instructions.

Hybrid Training Information

The training starts at 9.00 am UK time and finishes approximately 4:00 pm / 5:00 pm on each day. For classroom attendees, refreshments are served from 8:30 AM. For online attendees, you will receive joining instructions. 

Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP)


  • Access to the Educo Training Portal
  • Submit your needs analysis and objectives for training by completing a simple online form

Action Plan

  • At the end of the training you will create an action plan to help you implement and develop your new skills and knowledge

Reinforcement Session

  • Delivered 3 to 4 weeks after the training
  • It is a 1 hour virtual session enabling the group to reinforce the key learnings from the training and cover and subsequent questions and challenges
Introductory Module 1
FREE to Attend | Live & Recorded

22 February 2024 | 1:00 PM (UK)

Delivered Online

Regulatory, guidance and standards for gathering medical device clinical evidence

  • How does the regulation apply to gathering of clinical evidence
  • What guidance and standard documents need to be followed when gathering clinical evidence
  • Clinical evidence for different device classes and the procedures relative to each.
  • What data, when, why, and how
  • Clinical definitions and terminology

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Day 1

16 July 2024

Clinical Evaluation  – Part 1

  • How to conduct a clinical evaluation
  • The Clinical Evaluation plan contents and structure
  • Conducting a literature search, the methodology
  • Literature search protocols
  • State of the Art literature review and analyses

Clinical Evaluation  – Part 2

  • The Clinical Evaluation Report (CER)
  • Equivalence and similar
  • Benefit risk determination and meeting the general safety and performance requirements
  • Learn to strategically maintain a CER post market with new data
  • Practical guidance to incorporate post market surveillance with the CER
  • Examining how regularly the CER should be updated
  • Evaluating examples of what can trigger an update such as new claims or new clinical data
  • Examining how the clinical evaluation links to the risk management plan
  • Identify residual clinical risks and determine whether post-market clinical follow-up is required

Practical exercises, group work and case studies

Interactive group exercises in the form of discussion and/or exercises are also included as part of the course to cement your knowledge.

Day 2

17 July 2024

Clinical Investigations  – Part 1

  • Overview of the relevant Directives and Guidance
  • The requirement for clinical data for Class I, IIa and III
  • Identify when a clinical investigation/trial is required
  • Scientific opinion process and expert panels
  • Clinical strategy for your device

Clinical Investigations  – Part 2

  • Compliance with ISO 14155
  • Development of a clinical investigation and essential documents including CIP, CRF, IB
  • Incorporating risk management in your clinical investigation
  • Optimising the study design
  • Practical guidance for obtaining approvals for conducting clinical investigations including research ethics committees and competent authority

Practical exercises, group work and case studies

Interactive group exercises in the form of discussion and/or exercises are also included as part of the course to cement your knowledge.

Day 3

18 July 2024

Post market data collection  – Part 1

  • Strategically implementing a post market clinical programme
  • Examining the current requirements for PMCF studies
  • Understanding the growing role of PMCF studies
  • Discussing examples when a PMCF study is required for new claims or a line extension
  • Practical guidance to strategically manage PMCF studies for existing products
  • Linking PMCF studies back to the clinical evaluation
  • Development of vigilance and corrective action plans
  • The post market clinical follow up plan
  • The post market clinical follow up report

Post market data collection  – Part 2

  • Strategically implementing a post market surveillance system
  • The post market surveillance plan
  • The post market surveillance report
  • Vigilance and adverse event reporting during regulatory and post market studies
  • Discussing how the post market data relates to the clinical evaluation process

Other documents required for compliance

  • The periodic safety update report
  • The summary of safety and clinical performance
  • The clinical development plan
  • Ensuring your documents meet the regulatory requirements
  • Notified body review of documents
  • Resources available to keep up to date

Practical exercises, group work and case studies

Interactive group exercises in the form of discussion and/or exercises are also included as part of the course to cement your knowledge.

Janette Benaddi is a business mentor, international speaker/trainer and expert consultant to the medical device industry. Janette has over 25 years’ experience of managing pre and post market clinical studies in both devices and pharmaceuticals. Throughout her career Janette has worked with several multinational organizations in various clinical, regulatory and marketing roles. In addition, she set up a very successful medical device CRO company in the late nineties which she later successfully sold to another large multinational organization in 2013. She has extensive experience of conducting clinical studies with medical device products as well as regulatory expertise for CE marking of devices. Specifically she has been involved in writing and reviewing hundreds of Clinical investigations/evaluations for the medical device industry, she has also provided training to Notified bodies on medical device studies as well as other medical companies. She is highly regarded as a medical device trainer with an exceptional ability to share her vast knowledge and expertise in an engaging manner.


Janette qualified as a registered nurse in 1984, she has a BSc in Management studies, a Diploma in Company Direction, and a Diploma in Management studies, holds a teaching certificate and is a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Director. She has also received an honorary doctorate in Health Sciences form York St John’s University. Janette sits on several committees in the device community and industry and has been an instrumental advocate of improving and advancing medical device research in the UK. Janette has published several articles relating to medical device regulation and clinical studies.

This course is designed for medical device professionals who are responsible for obtaining clinical evidence. This includes professionals in clinical evaluations and investigations. It is also relevant for professionals who require an understanding of medical device clinical requirements.


These include:

  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Clinical Evaluation Professionals
  • Clinical Investigation Professionals
  • Medical Writers

Most of our classroom courses are located at a venue in central London. The city has good transport links and is a good place to socialise with fellow attendees. Accommodation is not included in the price. We recommend staying in a hotel within walking distance of the venue. Lunch and refreshments are included on all days where you will be able to interact with fellow peers and the trainers.


The course is held in the following venue:

Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam St, London, W1W 6JJ


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Free First Module and Pricing
  • Module 1 is free to attend and is delivered online and is recorded.
  • To enrol onto module 1, please submit your details in the form.
  • Module 1 is recorded so if you are unable to attend, you can catch up ahead of the course start date.
  • There are price tiers for this course. The dates of these are at the located above the course overview.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Could your team benefit from this course?

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation, delivered as a classroom and/or online course.

For more information you can email us at [email protected] or call +44 (0) 203 111 7357.

Or please summarise your objectives by following the link. Get in touch.

What is a Hybrid Training Course?


You decide what format is best for you. The course is delivered as a classroom (in-person) course that is also delivered online. If you cannot make the in-person course, you can attend online. The price is dependent on the option.


We recommend visiting our website to learn more. Click here to learn more about hybrid training at Educo Life Sciences.


• When selecting 1 or 2-days, we will contact you confirming the day(s) you will be attending
• The training course is delivered either online or in a classroom. Please check which course format you have booked.
• In the event we do not have enough people on one of the options we will contact you to discuss switching. If for example we ask you to switch from classroom (in-person) to live online, we will refund you the difference in price.

11 reviews for

Gathering Clinical Evidence for Medical Devices

16, 17 & 18 July 2024 | Live Online Training

  1. Kings College University (verified owner)

    One of the best medical device training courses I have attended. The course is very well structured and Janette is a very knowledgeable trainer with a wealth of experience in the field.

  2. Reckitt Benckiser


  3. Continence Care

    A well structured course following the MDR structure and contents of the topic of the course. Important for learning is the involvement and participation by participants in talks, considerations and cases – this too opened up as course moved forward thereby contributing to learning of second opinions and own insight and skill building – hands on, so to speak, being a valuable angle to the outcome value of course particpation.

  4. Individual Booking

    As a complete beginner this was a very supportive environment in which to learn.

  5. BAAT Medical (verified owner)

    I attended the full course and enjoyed the structured manner of teaching and the interactivity. We had a lot of interesting discussions during the course, which contributes a lot to my understanding and learning of the matter.

  6. Individual Booking

    This course has been immensely valuable for me. It was well structured, engaging and had great content on the topic of “Gathering Clinical Evidence”. The delivery was excellent and the course was highly interactive. The trainer (Janette) was very accomodating and took time for all questions and queries. Her insights were really beneficial for me. Overall, this course has helped me gain great skills relevant to my job and I definitely recommend this to anyone seeking to gain new skills or expand their existing knowledge on this topic.

  7. Individual Booking

    “The discussion room was very useful. I got useful insights that I took with me to share with my team.
    The pre-learning analysis form- I was very skeptical at the start of the course, with regard to its use, for a person with my role- a multifaceted one. Having completed the course, I now have a different perception of it because I now see it as an aid in communicating with my team.
    It is about seeing it as a conceptual tool that I can tailor to meet the needs of my audience and facilitate their learning or buy-in of a new idea. etc “

  8. Inspira

    This course covers the clinical trial process and needs in a very clear fashion. The clinical evaluation plan and report was discussed a lot as this is the main change that will affect the development process of the device.

  9. EMIS Health

    Great course, useful content, fantastic speaker

  10. Sandoz (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course so much. (It was face to face). The trainer was vibrant, super knowledgeable and keen on help and touch all topics the attendees were interested in. Special queries were allowed. Very informative course!

  11. Alpha Omega (verified owner)


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