Good Clinical Practice & The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations Light

Ancillary staff who come into contact with clinical trial participants in the course of their normal clinical activities should have a basic knowledge of GCP including the importance of safety reporting including their possible role in this process.

This course is not sufficient training for staff who will be actively involved in Clinical Research. If you are taking consent for research, managing research data, carrying out trial specific assessments or procedures and/or you are listed on one or more Delegation of Duties Logs, you will need a more comprehensive GCP Training course.

Course Outline

This one hour course will provide an informal and basic overview of the fundamentals of Good Clinical Practice. The training is based on the principles of GCP and The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations SI. 2004/1031 and subsequent amendments, which have transposed the EU Clinical Trials and Good Clinical Practice Directives into UK law.


This course is available for KCL, IoPPN, KCH, Guy’s, St Thomas’ and SLaM staff. This training is supported by the King's Health Partners Clinical Trials Office (KHP CTO); therefore there is no charge to delegates.


This course can be arranged as a departmental or trial-specific session. Please contact KHP CTO Clinical Trials Training Team to arrange a session.

Please note: If you require training on a specific date, please ensure that you request it well in advance - as this will increase the likelihood of a trainer being available.