Required Training

General Training Requirements

Completion of the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) course is required for all Georgia Tech investigators who will conduct research on a medical device, drug, biologic, or an in vitro diagnostic. GCP training is also needed if your study is funded by the NIH and you are conducting a clinical trial as defined by the NIH (more information listed below).  Additional training may be required depending on the specifics of your research, including but no limited to specific training requirements for human subjects research and animal research.

NIH - Good Clinical Practice Requirement

Effective January 1, 2017: 

NIH expects all NIH-funded clinical investigators and clinical trial staff who are involved in the design, conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials to be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Recipients of GCP training are expected to retain documentation of their training. GCP training should be refreshed at least every three years in order to stay up to date with regulations, standards, and guidelines. 

Purpose

The principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) help assure the safety, integrity, and quality of clinical trials by addressing elements related to the design, conduct, and reporting of clinical trials. GCP training describes the responsibilities of investigators, sponsors, monitors, and IRBs in the conduct of clinical trials. 

GCP training aims to ensure that:

  • the rights, safety, and well-being of human subjects are protected
  • clinical trials are conducted in accordance with approved plans with rigor and integrity
  • data derived from clinical trials are reliable

Training in GCP may be achieved through the Good Clinical Practice (GCP) CITI module.