The Association of Clinical Research Professionals

Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

ACRP is pleased to support hospitals conducting clinical research by providing complimentary training on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

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This eLearning course will be accessible for up to one year from the date of purchase.


Course Description

An essential course for all clinical research professionals. Good Clinical Practice is the international industry standard for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting clinical trials. This interactive self-paced course encompasses the recent Integrated Addendum to Good Clinical Practice, or E6(R2), as it’s commonly referred to.

Ensure patient safety and well-being and data quality and integrity by following the guidelines of the International Council for Harmonisation’s Good Clinical Practice (ICH GCP).

This course is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting to begin work in clinical research and a great refresher for those who have been in the role for some time.

Learn the globally recognized standard for conducting ethical and scientifically sound research and to “speak” the universal language of clinical research. Achieve excellence in your work through the proper application of International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines. This interactive eLearning course incorporates real-world scenarios you’re likely to encounter during a clinical trial.

Estimated time to complete this activity: 120 minutes


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • List the key drivers that led to the formation of International Council for Harmonisation (ICH) for GCP.
  • Explain the key considerations to be made with regard to GCP during a clinical trial.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a sponsor, an investigator, and the IRB/IEC.
  • Explain the Adverse Event reporting requirements for both the sponsor and the investigator.
  • List the core requirements for securing the informed consent of study participants.
  • Describe the importance of protocol compliance and clear documentation in the clinical trial process.
  • Define the purpose of various documents and templates that members use in the clinical trial process.


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