Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training

What is the course about?

The GCP course is required to ensure that UMSON researchers understand the ethical and scientific quality standards while conducting research.

Who must complete this training?

All individuals engaged in Human Subjects Research at UMSON are required to complete a GCP training course.

UMB-affiliated personnel must take training through UMB affiliation. UMB affiliated means: you have a or email extension or you are an outside UMB study team member who does not belong to an institution that has its own training requirements.

Non-UMB affiliated study team members may provide documentation of training from their own institutional affiliation. If no institutional affiliation, it must be taken through the UMB affiliation.

Where can I access the course(s)?

UMSON researchers may take their GCP training through one of the options below.

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network Course

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) Course, offered through the Society of Behavioral Medicine

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) GCP Training

NIDA GCP training guide

NIH OBSSR GCP training user guide

CITI training user guide

How often do I have to complete the course?

This course must be taken every three years. Once the initial course is taken, only the refresher course is required. This is consistent with the UMB HRPO policy for NIH-funded investigators. Failure to complete the refresher course may result in the loss of your research privileges.