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


Stand alone, online course delivered via the NIHR Learn portal (external provider)

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 receive a certificate in Good Clinical Practice.

Academic year 2020/21

For the current 2020/21 academic year, GCP training will take place online only. It is recommended that researchers complete the NIHR Learn 'Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) eLearning' (July 2020 release) as the equivalent course to the classroom session delivered for the Faculty of MHS annually. 

To access the course, researchers will need to register with NIHR Learn (external to the University) and then select 'Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) eLearning' (July 2020 release) course from the GCP course listings.

To identify when the next GCP courses are scheduled visit . If you have any questions about the GCP courses you should use the contact details provided by the NIHR (as this is an external provision). 

Proof of evidence of completion for PGR training records
Please note, this course will not appear on your csc training record. If required, you should upload/include your certificate of completion as evidence. The online course takes approximately 4 hours to complete and two University PGR training points can be attributed to completion.   

Booking Conditions

Importance of booking commitment

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend/complete 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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