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Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Staff taking part in GCP training
Staff taking part in GCP training

GCP training is a key requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research.

“GCP is an international, ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects”. (ICH-GCP)

Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must have training to ensure they are best prepared to carry out their duties. Underpinning GCP training are two key principles:

  • The rights and well-being of study participants are ensured
  • That study results are valid and reproducible

GCP training is available either as face-to-face (classroom) learning or an online programme. There is no requirement for individuals who are new to research to attend a face-to-face session: online learning is sufficient.

All GCP training can be accessed through the NIHR. Individuals must register with NIHR Learn prior to accessing the training.

Please be aware that the certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of certification.

How do I book a place on the GCP sessions?

Once you have registered with NIHR Learn you can access GCP training here (e-Learning) or here (face-to-face).

Once you have registered, you will also be able to explore other learning and development opportunities, such as informed consent, feasibility and site file management online learning, local face-to-face workshops, and DeLVE – the NIHR’s new Dedicated Learning Virtual Environment.