MICHR Staff Publishes Three Articles on Clinical Trials Training

Several MICHR faculty and staff members have published three articles about Good Clinical Practice. The articles, which were the result of MICHR’s work on a CTSA-wide initiative on clinical trials training, were published in the January issue of Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.

The CTSA initiative promoted a minimum level of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for clinical trial study team members. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) describes GCP as “an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials.” MICHR’s work in GCP training has become a standard for the NIH. In addition, a gap in existing GCP training for social and behavioral clinical trials was identified, which led to the creation of a new elearning course, Social and Behavioral Best Practices Research.

Links to the three articles can be found below.

Education and training of clinical and translational study investigators and research coordinators: A competency-based approach

Best practices in social and behavioral research: report from the Enhancing Clinical Research Professional’s Training and Qualifications project

Enhancing Clinical Research Professionals’ Training and Qualifications (ECRPTQ): Recommendations for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) training for investigators and study coordinators