Good Clinical Practice
Duration 1 day
Training Units 2.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target audience: Postgraduate research students and research staff in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Faculty of Science

Everyone involved in the conduct of clinical research must have training to ensure they are best prepared to carry out their duties.


Tutor led workshop with small group work

Course Description

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 for Health and Social Care 2005, covering all research in the NHS in England, 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). 2.8, E6 Guideline for Good Clinical Practice.

This workshop will meet the needs of those people working at site level to deliver research in compliance with the RGF and the law. Attendees will be presented with a certificate in Good Clinical Practice at the end of the session.



 To gain an overview of Good Clinical Practice



 By the end of the course you will have knowledge of:-

  • Principles of Good Clinical Practice 

Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019.  If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.




 To attend this course you must register with NIHR and book a place on the course using csc. To do this, please follow these instructions:
a) Book a place on this training course by clicking on book a place in the listings at the bottom of this page.
b) Go to the NIHR Learning and Management System (LMS). Visit the GCP course Workspace (University of Nottingham's workspace) to view instructions on how to register with the NIHR LMS. 

You must complete as soon as possible and no later than 15 November both parts a and b above to attend this course. If you do not then your place will be cancelled and allocated to others on the waiting list.

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