UK's NIHR Clinical Research Network's GCP Training Recognized by TransCelerate

October 3, 2014

Training providers meeting the GCP criteria set out in the guidelines are added to a list of mutually recognized providers. The Clinical Research Network has recently been added to this list. Now, when a study is placed at a site in the NHS, if the Principal Investigator and the research team have completed GCP training provided by the Clinical Research Network, they will not be required to undertake further company-specific GCP training. This will help to streamline study set-up and allow research teams to focus on other important set-up activities such as pre-screening patients.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), under the NHS, Clinical Research Network’s Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training has been added to TransCelerate's list of programs mutually recognized by member companies. TransCelerate members, (which includes companies such as GSK, Pfizer and Roche), have developed guidelines for GCP training standards for research teams – those medical, nursing and clinical support staff delivering the clinical research studies.

Training providers meeting the GCP criteria set out in the guidelines are added to a list of mutually recognized providers. The Clinical Research Network has recently been added to this list. Now, when a study is placed at a site in the NHS, if the Principal Investigator and the research team have completed GCP training provided by the Clinical Research Network, they will not be required to undertake further company-specific GCP training. This will help to streamline study set-up and allow research teams to focus on other important set-up activities such as pre-screening patients.

The full release is located here.