Due to the cessation of face-to-face teaching on QMUL campuses, some changes have been made to the current provision. Check the Venue column for information. Sessions will either proceed online at their scheduled times or will be POSTPONED with further notice. Please check your email as you will likely have received notice, or contact your tutor for more information | Introduction of new booking system

Course Detail

GCP001 - Good Clinical Practice for Lab staff

UPDATED May 2020 - Due to the pandemic we have been forced to put interim measures in place to deliver the Good Clinical Practice course with some pre-reading required and shorter more concise sessions on the local requirements, updates and hot topics. Please email a copy of your latest GCP certificate – face to face, online or NIHR Introduction to GCP.
You will receive a diary invite for access to the tutorial using the email address you registered here with - please ensure QMUL or nhs.net email addresses are used as they will be visible.

You will receive a diary invite for access to the tutorial - please use QMUL or nhs.net email addresses as they will be visible.

This course is suitable for all laboratory staff and researchers who will be handling laboratory samples from any MHRA regulated study. It is suitable for all levels of research knowledge.

As this will be a specific to laboratory staff, you will have to complete either a JRMO Face to face introduction to GCP (GCP001) or similar Transcelatrate accredited course the prior to attending. Please forward the GCP certificate to Rhona.atkin@qmul.ac.uk as soon as possible. You will not be able to attend the JRMO course if you do not submit an Intro to GCP or refreshers certificate.

An online alternative is the NIHR Intro to GCP course: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/health-and-care-professionals/learning-and-support/good-clinical-practice.htm

The material in this course is bespoke and not a repetition of any other JRMO GCP course.

Places are limited to 20 people per session so please book early to secure a place via the link below.


It is acknowledged that the nature of laboratory work performed in support of clinical trials is very diverse and consequently the way laboratory work is organised will be variable. However, there are regulations and standards that must be adhered to. This course covers the EMA reflection paper for laboratories that perform analysis or evaluation of clinical trial samples (EMA/INS/GCP/532137/2010) and MHRA guidance on clinical trial samples and GCP.
It will outline applicable standards and expectations of a laboratory which will be handling clinical trial samples. This will include topics such as quality systems, organisation of laboratory work, transportation of samples, method validation, processing, facilities and equipment, and the laboratory’s relationship with the trial participants.


This course is available free of charge for at staff who work for Queen Mary and Barts Health. External attendees should contact cpd@qmul.ac.uk prior to registering to discuss costs.

We will send a diary invite upon registration (email addresses will be seen - please use NHS or QMUL email addresses only).


Provided by: Joint Research Management Office


Date: Thursday 23 July 2020

Venue: Online - MSTeams, Microsoft Teams Meeting, Web/Online

Time: 10:00 - 16:00


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