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  1. Good Clinical Practice Educational Materials

Good clinical practice training

The FDA offers training related to our good clinical practice (GCP) regulations and partners with other federal agencies and organizations across the United States to conduct additional training.

Clinical Investigator Training Course

FDA's Critical Path Initiative launched a clinical investigator training course for medical professionals who participate in FDA-regulated clinical trials. This three-day course includes lectures given by senior FDA experts and guest lecturers from industry and academia. It provides FDA's perspectives on new safety concerns, adverse event monitoring, compliance with legal and ethical obligations of clinical research and acceptable scientific and analytic standards in clinical study design and conduct. Register for the upcoming course or see the materials from recent courses for more information.

FDA clinical trial requirements, regulations, compliance and GCP conference

FDA co-sponsors two-day workshops with the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). See SOCRA’s upcoming conferences and courses for more information.

Additional training opportunities

FDA routinely collaborates with HHS’ Office for Human Research Protections and the Department of Veterans Affairs on regional programs focused on protecting people participating in clinical trials. See FDA’s workshops and meetings, CDERLearn, CDRH Learn and HHS’ upcoming educational events for more information.

Other federal agencies also provide training:

FDA regularly presents at meetings of various professional organizations including the Drug Information Association (DIA), Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS).

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