Good Clinical Practice and Good Research Practice


Good Clinical Practice

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for the design, conduct, and recording and reporting of research that involve the participation of human subjects. It provides assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of research subjects are protected and that the results of the study are credible.  If your research involves human participants you will be asked in your Ethics Application form to give details of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training and provide a copy of your training certificate.

Clinical procedures include (but are not limited to):

  • Taking human biological samples (blood/ tissue/ saliva etc)  
  • Use of drugs or medical devices

GCP Training

This core GCP course is for Staff / Research Students who intend to carry out any work at the University of Roehampton in relation to human research procedures. While the principles of GCP that are covered in the course are common to a wide range of different types of research, the workshop tries to instil the ‘GCP-mindset’ needed to satisfy inspectors and auditors. It is therefore mandatory for all Staff/ Research students across the Departments researching in this area. The GCP training course is delivered in collaboration with Research Services.  

The date of the next Good Clinical Practice training will take place on Wednesday 8th May 2024,  9:00am to 13:00pm at -  G11 (Gilbert Scott Lecture Theatre), University of Roehampton, Parkstead House, Whitelands College.‚Äč
To reserve a space please register using this link.

Please ensure to use your @roehampton email address when booking this training.

If you are unable to attend this course or due to commence your research in the interim before the next scheduled training date, please complete the NHS GCP Training online and retain your Training Certificate - the link to the NHS GCP training is here.  

Please note, completion of the online NHS training does not replace completion of the University course and you will still be required to enrol on the annual refresher GCP training.

Good Research Practice and Research Integrity

Good Research Practice underpins high-quality research and includes the principles and responsibilities which ensure that research is planned, conducted, and reported according to the highest achievable standards. Research integrity includes the policies, practices and procedures which ensure those standards are adhered to and which promote a research environment underpinned by a culture of integrity and rigour. The Code of Good Research Practice and Research Integrity sets out the University’s policies, practices and procedures and it is recommended that all research staff familiarise themselves with it. 

An online Good Research Practice course also is available via the Medical Research Council at the link here.