Clinical research education

Good clinical practice (GCP) is the international standard for conducting clinical research.

Good Clinical Practice training course

GCP aims to ensure that research is conducted properly, that the people involved in research are safe, and that research results are reliable and can be used to support the introduction of new treatments.

About our program

In collaboration with the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) in the UK, Peter Mac has developed the Introduction to Good Clinical Practice training course for those involved in clinical research in Australia. This course helps clinical researchers integrate GCP into their everyday work.

Peter Mac offers introductory and refresher training. The course is delivered by NIHR-trained good clinical practice facilitators working in a clinical research environment. Upon completion of the course, participants obtain a certificate that is valid for three years.

Process for enrolment

The Introduction to Good Clinical Practice course consists of five one-hour modules and is designed to provide participants with a sound knowledge of the standards required when conducting clinical research. These modules are: The Standards, Study Set Up, Informed Consent, Case Report Form and Data Entry, and Safety Reporting. The aim of this course is to encourage participants to engage in discussion about GCP and how to share best practice.

Courses are held either at Peter Mac in Parkville or can be arranged on-site at your organisation.

Peter Mac offers ICH E6 GCP Investigator Site Training that meets the minimum criteria for ICH GCP Investigator Site Personnel Training, identified by TransCelerate BioPharma as necessary to enable mutual recognition of GCP training among trial sponsors.

Contact details

To reserve a place for GCP training or request further information including course cost, please email [email protected].

For general enquiries, contact:

Office of Cancer Research

Email: [email protected]