Research Governance Training (GCP)

A key requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP is the ethical and scientific standard to which all clinical research is conducted. Its’ two main aims is to protect participant’s in research studies and to ensure the collection of high quality data. GCP training is mandatory for research staff.

To book on local face-to-face GCP training courses or on-line GCP training first create a new account on the NIHR CRN Learn system  https://www.nihr.ac.uk/health-and-care-professionals/learning-and-support/good-clinical-practice.htm. Use your work email address and respond back to the verification email you will receive to activate your account. Any problems at this stage, please contact CRN Service Desk on 0207 333 5894.

For face-to-face course bookings, please select ‘GCP face-to-face workshops, and other Local Learning’, followed by ‘CRN South West Peninsular’, followed by ‘GCP’.

For online eGCP, please select ‘Good Clinical Practice (GCP) e-learning’.

At present, we recommend that research staff who are new to clinical research complete either the face-to-face Introduction to GCP training course or the GCP e-learning course, and then the refresh GCP training approximately every 2 years by completing either a face-to-face GCP refresher course or the GCP e-learning course.

Once the course is completed please send a copy of your certificate and an up to date signed CV the R&D office plh-tr.RD-Office@nhs.net

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