In addition to being a legal requirement for regulated clinical research, Quality Assurance (QA) is an essential element of any research and demonstrates a commitment by management and researchers to ensure the reliability of results and data generated, and provide confidence in the research undertaken.
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SOPs and Templates
The University of Aberdeen - NHS Grampian joint SOPs for clinical research are managed by the Grampian Research Office Quality Assurance Team who can be contacted for further advice and support.
Alongside SOPs there are a number of templates available to assist researchers in preparing and maintaining their research documentation. For all locally (UoA/NHSG) Sponsored studies we highly recommend the use of these documents. You can find our SOPs and Templates by clicking on the SOPs and Templates tab.
To participate in regulated clinical research, it is a legal requirement that you have received approved training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) within three years of commencing any research activity. It is also a local requirement that for non-regulated clinical research, all researchers have undertaken approved Good Research Practice (GRP) or Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training, as indicated by sponsor, before commencing any activity.
All training activities are provided by the Grampian Research Office Training Team and are in compliance with both legal requirements and the University of Aberdeen - NHS Grampian joint SOPS for clinical research.
The Grampian Research Office Training Team also offer a range of other courses, seminars and training alongside GCP and GRP. Click on the Training tab for further information on courses available and how to book.