Good Clinical Laboratory Practice

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Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) was first drafted and published in 2003. Then in 2006, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published GCLP guidance on its website as the standard for laboratories undertaking samples from Clinical Trials.

GCLP guidance identifies the systems required and procedures to be followed within any organisation that conducts analysis of samples from Clinical Trials in compliance with the requirements of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

This interactive and engaging GCLP course provides sponsors, laboratory management, project managers, CRAs and quality assurance personnel with an understanding of the framework for a quality system in analysis of clinical trial samples. It will ensure that all laboratory processes and results are GCLP compliant.


Learning Objectives

  • Briefly examine Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) to understand why they differ from Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
  • Understand why GCLP is needed and how it was developed
  • Consider all the area the principles of GCLP cover including: 
  • Organisation and Personnel
    Equipment, materials and reagents
    Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    Planning of the work
    Trial materials
    Conduct of the work
    Quality Control (QC) and Quality Audit (QA)
    Storage and retention of records
    Confidentiality, blinding & participant safety.
  • Learn how to implement the principles of GCLP to ensure workplace compliance
  • Understand the contents of a clinical trial protocol and analytical plan, and learn how to create them to support GCLP compliance
  • Know how to collect, transport, receive and analyse samples effectively
  • Understand how to report, record and archive effectively according to GCLP expectations.


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