Conducting your research to the required standard: GCP training

Good clinical practice (GCP) is a set of internationally recognised quality standards which must be followed when designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials that involve people. We recommend that all researchers undertake our GCP training, which is available online.

There is a legal requirement for clinical trials of medicinal products (CTIMPs) to achieve a marketing licence to be conducted to GCP standards. Compliance with the main principles of GCP is also required for CTIMP trials where a licence is not being sought.

These standards are often adopted in a proportionate way for other types of study to ensure they are conducted in a manner that protects the rights, safety and wellbeing of research participants and that research data is reliable.

It is important the sponsor, researcher and all individuals working on the study are appropriately qualified and trained so they can deliver the study to the required standards.

To discuss whether you require GCP training or other training needs please contact the Health and Care Research Wales support and delivery service