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Do you need Good Clinical Practice training? You might, and here’s where to find it

If you work on NIH-funded research, take note. The NIH policy on Good Clinical Practice training that took effect Jan. 1 applies to you. Investigators and site staff responsible for the management, conduct and oversight of NIH-funded clinical trials will need to complete Good Clinical Practice training. Per information available on the Office of Research Compliance website, an NIH Clinical Trial is a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes. An intervention is defined as a manipulation of the subject or subject’s environment for the purpose of modifying one or more health-related biomedical processes and/or endpoints.

There are a few different options for completing the required training. See this page at the Office of Research Compliance website for more details and course links. 

A couple of things to keep in mind:

–GCP training expires after 3 years.

–The GCP training requirement is in addition to the regular human subject protection training required by the UAMS IRB. You’ll have to take both courses if you’re among those who need to complete GCP training.

Questions? Contact Catrice Banks-Johnson at CRBanksJohnson@uams.edu.