GCP (Good Clinical Practice) is a world wide technical quality and ethical custom for planning, performing, gathering and reporting of clinical research outcomes in the form of data that engross human volunteers.
Roughly every level of novel drug development is subjected to inspection and since long years it has been a compulsion for regulatory bodies to see that clinical studies are conducted in conformity with GCP. Therefore all the key personnel like Principal Investigators, clinical research associates and coordinators, clinical nurses and others connected within the business should have good knowledge in ICH-GCP accompanied by GCP certification. Most of the drug discovery companies offer ICH-GCP training for their staff from internal or external sources.
Simple understanding of ICH-GCP will not be adequate but GCP certification from an appropriate certifying agency or a training institute is compulsory to take part in a clinical trial in any capacity. The liability for GCP is equally shouldered by all stakeholders including drug companies, CROs, clinicians and site personnel, ethics committees, regulatory authorities, and study subjects.
James Lind Institute provides online GCP certification program. It is for all professionals involve in the conduct of clinical trials including research scientists, clinical nurses, and project managers as well as medical professionals.
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