Simple Education GCP multi-part online course
What is GCP training?
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is GCP training conducted. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants are protected and that research data are reliable.
Why do you need GCP training?
Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must be competent to perform their tasks, qualified by education, training and experience.
This is a requirement of the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care 2005, the policy covering all research in the NHS in England, and in law (SI 2004/1031, Schedule 1, Part 2, 8) for those people working on clinical trials.
How often do you need to complete GCP training?
This is decided by your employer, as the answer depends on the research you are involved in, and your previous experience.
For clinical trials, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) (2004) regulations require that all staff are trained to carry out their duties on each study they are working on. This is not time bound. If you have just had participated in training and a regulatory change is made, you will need to be informed of these changes and understand their implications for your practice.
Elisa Voros is a global leader in trials education. Elisa has over 15 years experience managing and running clinical trials. Currently she is working on several large multi-centre clinical trials at Imperial College London.