Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) Research Services supports the ongoing education and training of its researchers and research team members. Each member of a research team must have the appropriate qualifications, training and experience their role in a research project, and must participate in ongoing training and education appropriate to their role.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical research that involves the participation of human participants. Compliance with GCP provides public assurance that the rights, safety, and well-being of clinical research participants are protected, consistent with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, and that the research data is credible.
All members of clinical research teams conducting research at CALHN are required to hold a current certificate in GCP. This includes, principal investigators, associate investigators, research nurses and trial managers/coordinators. Initial certification must be undertaken face-to-face with an accredited provider. In the second half of 2020, face-to face GCP training sessions will be available to CALHN employees.
Renewal of GCP training is required every three years, or when there is an update to the ICH Guideline for GCP. CALHN will accept renewal certification via registered online training modules.
The following are links to free on-line ICH/GCP training modules:
- Syneos Health (formerly INC Research): https://www.shclinicalsiteeducation.com
- Global Health Network Training Centre: https://globalhealthtrainingcentre.tghn.org/ (also available: Introduction to Clinical Research)
Each require the user to register for a login before commencing the training modules.
For further information contact CALHN Research Services on 08 7117 2231, or via email at Health.CALHNResearchGovernance@sa.gov.au