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Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for clinical researchers

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for clinical researchers

The Clinical Trials Support Unit offers onsite TransCelerate accredited GCP programs. These programs are tailored to all staff involved in clinical research and their supporting departments such as Pathology, Nursing and Pharmacy.

The course content promotes a depth of understanding about conducting research involving humans within south western Sydney and the Australian environment, through interactive scenarios and discussion.

All Researchers are ethically responsible to conduct clinical research of the highest quality. This includes the collection of high quality, credible data that contributes to the answering of specific scientific questions, while protecting the rights, safety and well-being of clinical trial participants. These principles have their origin in the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki.

GCP standards exist to provide a benchmark of clinical research quality that can be relied upon throughout the world.

As endorsed by SWSLHD Chief Executive, in collaboration with the Research Director and Research and Ethics Manger, GCP training is a mandatory requirement for all staff involved in clinical trials in south west Sydney.



The Clinical Trials Support Unit offers the following courses:

Course Cost Information
Introduction to GCP $250 (excl. GST) Please register for next available course
Refresher Course $150 (excl. GST) Please register for next available course or contact Kelsey


Training dates and times

Generally, one GCP Training Course is scheduled for each month. Refresher GCP Courses are also available on request, as are in-services for supporting departments.

All courses will be held at the Ingham Institute. Refresher courses are scheduled for 9am -11am and the Introduction to GCP course 9am – 12:30pm.

The upcoming GCP training dates are:

 Date Course type  Availability
August 8th, 2018 Refresher Yes
September 12th, 2018 Introduction to GCP Yes
October 10th, 2018 Refresher Yes
November 14th, 2018 Introduction to GCP Yes
December 12th, 2018 Refresher Yes
January 16th, 2019 Intoduction to GCP Yes


How to register

Registration is required for all courses. Please register your interest for a course via the SWSLHD Research and Ethics Office website here.