Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training is a key requirement for individuals involved in clinical research, and is designed to ensure that those involved in conducting a trial are qualified by education, training and experience to perform their respective tasks.
The NIAA strongly supports GCP training for all research-active and interested colleagues and endorses the training courses offered by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR provides both online and face-to-face opportunities through an introductory e-learning module and targeted, full-day workshops.
The courses are aimed at staff involved in studies that have been accepted on to the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) Portfolio and is suitable for people conducting CTIMP (Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicine Product) and non-CTIMP courses.
Why Do I Need GCP Training?
Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must have training to ensure they are best prepared to carry out their duties. This is laid down in the Research Governance Framework for Health and Social Care 2005, covering all research in the NHS in England, and in law for those people working on clinical trials.
The principles of GCP state that: Each individual involved in conducting a trial should be qualified by education, training and experience to perform his or her respective task(s). (2.8, E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice)