Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training took effect January 1, 2017. This policy establishes the expectation that all NIH-funded investigators and staff who are involved in the conduct, oversight, or management of clinical trials should be trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP). A clinical trial is defined by NIH as a research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or social behavioral outcomes. See

There are also additional resources available within NU through the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (  All questions regarding GCP training can be forwarded to