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Good Clinical Practice training (for researchers)

A key requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP is the ethical and practical standard to which all clinical research is conducted.

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, covering all research in the HSC, 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).

To access an online training module in GCP you should contact your local Trust Research Office.  (The training is provided by NIHR)


MRC e-learning

The Medical Research Council provides free e-learning in a number of areas including:

Research Data and Confidentiality

Research and human tissue legislation

Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS)

Good Research Practice

you will need to register with the MRC to access this training.