CIDR Training

Training in the CIDR application is delivered locally by CIDR trainers using the CIDR Test/Training environment. There are different courses for laboratory and public health users.

Local CIDR trainers are experienced CIDR users, usually a surveillance scientist.

CIDR training is delivered on a copy of the CIDR system containing dummy data called the CIDR test/training environment. The CIDR test/training environment is made available by CIDR technical support to local CIDR trainers on specified dates.

Training materials include a training manual, CD ROM and laminated quick guides. Once you start using CIDR, help is available from the CIDR helpdesk.

There are three prerequisites that apply to all CIDR training:

  • All trainees must have received training in relation to the Data Protection Act (delivered locally as part of your own organisation's information governance programme);
  • Trainees must be familiar with MS Internet Explorer;
  • rainees must be familiar with MS Office, in particular Word and Outlook.

Those attending advanced training for public health users must have completed the introductory course.
For further information on CIDR training, please contact the CIDR helpdesk (

Last Updated: 23 April 2015