Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting studies that involve human participants. Comprised of 13 core principles, GCP applies to all studies that could affect the safety and well-being of human participants (in particular, clinical trials of Investigational Medicinal Products). Compliance with GCP is now a legal obligation in the UK/Europe for all trials of investigational medicinal products, and provides assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of research subjects are protected and that the results of the study are credible.
Attending GCP courses is an essential requirement for any researcher involved in commercial or non-commercial studies.
Details of both local and national GCP courses can be found at the following websites: