Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted.
It is important that everyone involved in research is trained or appropriately experienced to perform the specific tasks they are being asked to undertake. GCP training is a requirement set out in the UK Policy Framework for Health and Social Care Research developed by the Health Research Authority for researchers conducting clinical trials of investigational medicinal products (CTIMPs).
Different types of research may require different training, and some researchers are already well trained and competent in their area of expertise. Some researchers doing other types of clinical trials may also benefit from undertaking GCP training but other training may be more relevant.
The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) offers range of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) courses and training aids for the clinical research delivery workforce.