Office of Responsible Research Practices
The Ohio State University

Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

Sponsors or funding agencies may require researchers who conduct clinical research to demonstrate knowledge of good clinical practices.  Individuals seeking training in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) may complete one of two available Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) web-based courses:  Good Clinical Practice (US FDA Focus) or Good Clinical Practice (Social and Behavioral Focus).  Completion of a CITI basic human subjects protections course (Biomedical Human Research or Social and Behavioral Human Research) is a prerequisite for taking the GCP Course. Formal GCP training for clinical investigators is not currently required by the university.

Note: The GCP basic and refresher courses align with the NIH policy issued on September 16, 2016 Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH Awardees Involved in NIH-funded Clinical Trials; NOT-OD-16-148 stating that NIH-funded investigators and staff should be trained in GCP.

The Good Clinical Practice courses may not be used to satisfy Ohio State requirements for training in human subjects protection. Print and retain a copy of the completion report for your records.

Continuing Medical Education (CME or CEU)

Continuing education credits for physicians, physician’s assistants, nurses, psychologists and other health care providers may be available through the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education. See Continuing Education Credits for CITI Courses for more information.

Questions or Assistance

John Yocom
Phone: 614-688-8673
yocom.9@osu.edu

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