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Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

All individuals undertaking clinical research must have knowledge and training to ensure that the rights and safety of participants in research are protected. A key requirement for anyone involved in the conduct of clinical research is Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training. GCP is the standard and guidelines to which all research must be conducted. 

All researchers involved in a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Medicinal Product (CTIMP), i.e. a study which falls under the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004, are legally obliged to conduct their research study in compliance with GCP. It is a requirement that all members of a trial team identified on the Trial Delegation Log (not just the Chief/Principal Investigator (CI/PI)), complete GCP training. GCP training should be renewed every two years.

GCP Training Policy: 

GCP Policy [123.9 Kb]

Latest GCP Training News:

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NISCHR CRC is one organisation that provides courses on GCP training. Please click here for a list of NISCHR CRC training opportunities and dates.

GCP Training Seminars

A joint Cardiff University and Cardiff & Vale UHB Training Programme

A GCP training scheme has been developed by Cardiff University and Cardiff and Vale UHB. The programme consists of a series of GCP related seminars which will count towards update GCP training for researchers. The 2014-15 programme will be made available shortly.

To book a place on any of these training seminars please contact the Research and Development Officer, Cardiff and Vale UHB: 


Clinical Trials Regulation [1.4 Mb]

Clinical Trials Regulation - Presentation by Zoe Whale

Data Management [1.7 Mb]

Data Management - Presentation by SEWTU

Data Protection and Confidentiality [1.4 Mb]

Data Protection and Confidentiality - Presentation by Nic Drew

Essential Documentation [208.0 Kb]

Essential Documentation - Presentation by Anne Thomas

IMP Management [1.7 Mb]

IMP Management - Presentation by Angela Hallam

IMP Management At Site [1.5 Mb]

IMP Management At Site - Presentation by Kathryn Bethune

Online Training

Online GCP training can be found at the following websites: 

Research Governance Training Presentations

Click on the links below to view the slides from Research Governance presentations given by the Research Governance Team:

Introduction to Research Governance

IRAS (Integrated Research Application System) Training  

Please check this page regularly for information on future IRAS training events.

NISCHR Permissions Coordinating Process Presentations

The NISCHR Permissions Coordinating Unit was launched in July 2011 to coordinate the process of gaining NHS research permissions across Wales. For further information please contact: Ruth Baxter, NISCHR Permissions Coordinating Unit (PCU);

Tel: 01874 712540