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 is a prerequisite for taking the GCP course. Formal GCP training for clinical investigators is not currently required by the university.

The Good Clinical Practice courses may not be used to satisfy Ohio State requirements for training in human subjects protection.  CITI course completions may take up to 2 hours to be reflected in Ohio State systems.

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.

For CITI access instructions and other guidance, please click here.

Course Completion

Course completion will be registered electronically with the Office of Responsible Research Practices.  Note: CITI course completions may take up to 2 hours to be reflected in Ohio State systems.  For all courses, to view and print your course completion records, select “View-Print-Share” under “Completion Record” on the Main Menu.

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.

Additional Resources

Questions or Assistance

For information on how to access CITI, add courses, and other guidance, visit the CITI Knowledgebase.

For technical questions regarding CITI access or
course completions not registering with Ohio State:
ORIS Help Desk

For all other questions:
Ellen Patricia