Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training Course

Good Clinical Practice Training Courses were held in East London on four occasions during 2014. On 28 February at Lord Selborne Guesthouse in East London, on 16 July at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane and on 21 and 23 July at the Health Resource Centre behind Frere Hospital in East London.

A total of 125 people from the African continent were trained.

The training provides guidelines for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, recording and reporting. The guidelines are designed to protect the research subjects and validate data. The importance of Ethics in research is emphasized. The roles of the Investigator, Sponsor, Monitor, Project Manager and other staff is covered. Informed Consent Forms, data management, adverse events, quality control and reporting is discussed.