Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must have completed GCP training and be competent to perform the tasks delegated to them.

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.

Courses available (to view and book course dates please click on the CRN Learn tab above):

NIHR Introduction to GCP

This full-day workshop is designed to provide an introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP), the EU Directives, UK Regulations and Research Governance Framework requirements covering clinical trials and other NIHR Portfolio studies conducted within Secondary Care (primarily hospital based) settings and is aimed at those who are new to research.

NIHR GCP Refresher

This is a half day course designed for experienced research delivery staff who:

  • have previously completed an Introduction course
  • have recent practical experience of working in a clinical research environment
  • and have a good understanding GCP and related frameworks

All of the GCP courses are available online includingNIHR  Introduction to GCP in Primary Care, NIHR Introduction to Secondary Care and NIHR Introduction to GCP for IMP Management (Pharmacy).

For more information on GCP training please visit https://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/learning- development/good-clinical- practice/

Other courses booked through CRN Learn include:

  • Cancer Researchers Introductory Course (CRIC) – Full day workshop
  • Paediatric Communications and Consent Training – Full day workshop

To book on either of these courses please visit the CRN Learn website at https://learn.nihr.ac.uk/ 

You can also access CRN Learn by clicking on the CRN Learn tab above. Once directed to the site you will need to either register a new account or log in to your existing account.