New Policy on Good Clinical Practice Training for NIH-Funded Clinical Trials

By MedStar Health

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The NIH has released a new policy on training in Good Clinical Practices (GCP) for NIH-funded investigators and staff. Effective January 1, 2017, this policy applies to all NIH-funded investigators and clinical trial site staff who are responsible for the conduct, management and oversight of NIH-funded clinical trials.

GCP training supports investigators in conducting safe, high-quality clinical trials by providing a standard for compliance, implementation, data collection and reporting. It also outlines the responsibilities of institutional review boards (IRBs), investigators, sponsors and monitors in clinical trials. This NIH requirement helps assure that the results from NIH-funded clinical trials are reliable and that participants are protected. Read the full policy on the NIH website.

All MHRI research investigators and staff performing or involved in biomedical research are required to take CITI GCP training. MHRI provides this training at no cost to investigators. If you have any questions, please contact the MHRI Office of Research Integrity at