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GCP 1: Good Clinical Practice, Level 1 (GCPR1)

Certification Training
Duration: 1.8 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 2
Self-paced Training: 24/7 access to course.
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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BioPharma Institute LogoTraining Program: GCP 1: Good Clinical Practice, Level 1
Training Provided By: BioPharma Institute

Availability: Immediately available upon ordering.

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsGood Clinical Practice (GCP) refers to a set of international ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting trials that involve human subjects. GCP compliance ensures the protection of the rights, safety, and well-being of trial subjects and the credibility and integrity of clinical trial data. This course reviews clinical trials, GCP guidelines and informed consent.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The GCP 1: Good Clinical Practice, Level 1 course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


1. Course Information
2. Interface Tour
3. Course Overview

4. Objectives
5. What is a Clinical Trial?
6. What is a Protocol?
7. What is Informed Consent?
8. Types and Phases
9. Benefits and Risks
10. Progress Check

11. Objectives
12. Choice of Control Group
13. Selection of Protocol
14. Protection of Subjects
15. Investigator`s Responsibilities
16. Sponsor`s Responsibilities
17. Record Keeping
18. Statistics and Calculations
19. Progress Check

20. Objectives
21. Monitoring
22. Regulations
23. Evaluation
24. Disqualification
25. Progress Check

26. Objectives
27. Purpose of IRBs
28. IRB Assurance
29. IRB Membership
30. IRB Regulations and Procedures
31. IRB Records and Reviews
32. Progress Check Informed Consent
33. Objectives
34. General Requirements
35. Informed Consent Process
36. Informative Elements
37. Types of Informed Consent
38. Progress Check


Define the purpose of a clinical trial and the different types of clinical trials.
Distinguish the four clinical study phases in terms of size, duration, and objectives.
Explain why a study protocol is important.
Define informed consent.
List the questions that a prospective study participant must know the answers to before informed consent can be given.
List the factors involved in the formulation of inclusion/exclusion criteria for participation in a clinical trial.
Name the components of a trial protocol and the issues they should address.
Describe the ways in which an ethics committee can ensure protection of the rights of human subjects during review of a clinical trial.
Describe the responsibilities of the investigator in ensuring the safety of the study subjects.
Describe the responsibilities of the sponsor in ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
Name the factors to be considered in selecting study monitors.
Know the regulations concerning the function of monitors and where they can be found in the Code of Federal Regulations.
Describe the purpose of the monitor`s preinvestigation visit, periodic visits, and record reviews.
Name the elements of an on-site visit record.
Describe the grounds for disqualification of investigators from receiving investigational drugs or devices for testing.
Describe the purpose of IRB review.
Explain the assurance mechanisms and how the HHS and FDA implement them.
Describe the regulations for maintaining diversity in IRB membership.
Describe the general IRB procedures for standard review, expedited review, emergency use protocols, informed consent review, document review, and continuing review.
List the principles that apply to the informed consent process.
Describe the key concepts that must be considered in selecting an informed consent process.
Describe the procedures involved in obtaining informed consent.
Name the essential elements of an informed consent document.
Name the types of informed consent, the conditions under which they apply, and conditions for waiver of consent.

Online Training Program Benefits:

  • Immediate access to training: Instructions, username, password and receipt of payment emailed instantly upon online enrollment
  • Optimized for learning: Courses include voice-overs, easy navigation, progress checks, and high-quality animations to increase retention of subject matter
  • Self-paced courses: 24/7 access to individual courses for 90 days; and 180 days for professional certification programs
  • Flexible final assessments: Tests include multiple-choice questions and can be taken repeatedly until a passing score is achieved
  • Direct access to certificates: Documentation instantly available once course requirements have been fulfilled
  • Verification of training: Certificates can be verified online, and electronic badges are issued for all Professional Certification programs
  • Corporate reimbursements: Employers may pay for or reimburse employees for training. Purchase orders (POs) for both individual and group training are accepted
  • Corporate LMS solutions: All courses are SCORM compliant and can be delivered from most corporate Learning Management Systems
  • Secure and safe access: Website and LMS offer an encrypted connection with firewall protection and daily scans for optimal level of security and performance
  • Career advancement: Professional certifications may be helpful for those seeking new careers or transitioning to different positions within their organization

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