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How do I comply with Good Clinical Practices (GCP)?
Good Clinical Practices( GCP ) are regulations and guidelines which set minimum standards for clinical trials. They are designed to accomplish two primary purposes:
After convictions of fraud among investigators and the deaths of study volunteers in IRB -approved Clinical Trial , intense scrutiny on all key figures involved in Clinical Research in the last decade has caused investigators, regulatory agencies and sponsors of research to develop standards for the conduct of clinical trials. Many IRBs will require investigators to fulfill GCP training requirements in the form of a class or on-line test. Contact your local IRB for more information.
Every investigator conducting human subjects research is responsible for ensuring the safety and rights of participants in studies. The investigator has an obligation to:
The International Conference on Harmonization has developed Guidelines for Good Clinical Practices, ethical and scientific standards for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials in human subjects.
Page Last Updated: February 2011