In clinical research many rules and regulations exist to govern the way research is conducted and to protect those patients who are participating in research. One of the standard principles directing clinical research is Good Clinical Practice. Good clinical practice is more than any one document; rather, it is a collective compilation of many thoughts, ideas and learning moments spanning the globe over.
Good Clinical Practice is an attitude of credible excellence in research that provides a standard for clinical study design, implementation, conduct and analysis. Furthermore, good clinical practice is a mind-set that is absolutely essential to the protection of patients’ rights and the assurance of data integrity. Many of these lessons stem from some of the tragedies in the history of clinical research which has formed and shaped much of the frame work today.
If you are interested in learning more about Good Clinical Research and topics like:
- The Declaration of Helsinki
- FDA GCP
- Common Rule
- ICH GCP
- World Health Organization Guidelines
- Belmont Report
As well as some of the serious examples of research misconduct that shaped good clinical practice regulations, like:
- Human Experimentation during World War II
- Tuskegee Syphilis Study
- Ketek, Study 3014
Please review our whitepaper, Good Clinical Practice: From Review to Application, and learn how to take “good” to “great” in your everyday clinical research interactions. This must be the steadfast commitment on the part of all clinical research professionals.