The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training became effective January 1, 2017. This policy applies to NIH-funded investigators and site staff responsible for the conduct, management and oversight of NIH-funded clinical trials. An NIH Clinical Trial is defined as Research studies in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.  An intervention is defined as a manipulation of the subject or subject’s environment for the purpose of modifying one or more health-related biomedical or behavioral processes and/or endpoints.

Available GCP training:

  1. Complete GCP training using the CITI program at https://www.citiprogram.org/. Log in using the user ID and password that you used for your human subjects protection training, scroll down past the list of courses you have completed and select Add a Course. Select Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Basic Course.
  2. Complete NIH-developed GCP training at https://gcplearningcenter.niaid.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx or at https://gcp.nidatraining.org/about.
  3. For social and behavioral researchers, you can log onto Blackboard and complete the NCATS-developed GCP training.  View documents for the GoSignMeUp registration process and basic navigation functions for the Blackboard Course. A Certification of Completion will be generated upon the conclusion of the final module.
  4. Send record/certificate of current GCP training (i.e., from industry-sponsored trial participation, from ACRP or SoCRA certification, or from completion of UAMS Graduate School courses PHSC6043 or PGSP6101) to Catrice Banks-Johnson (CRBanksjohnson@uams.edu).

GCP training expires after three years.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the following institutional offices:

Amy Jo Jenkins
TRI
686-5939
ajjenkins@uams.edu

Jennifer Holland
IRB
526-7559
jrholland@uams.edu

Darri Scalzo
Office of Research Compliance
686-8062
dlscalzo@uams.edu

Larry Cornett, PhD
Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research
686-5347
cornettlawrencee@uams.edu