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 NIHR 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 including:  Introduction to GCP in Primary Care, Introduction to Secondary Care, Introduction to GCP for IMP Management (Pharmacy) and Introduction to General Dental Practice.

For more information on GCP training please visit the NIHR Good Clinical Practice page

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