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GCP (Good Clinical Practice) and Clinical Research Update - Hot Inspection Topics Training Course

This course provides recent updates on the New ICH GCP R3 guideline, EU Clinical Trial Regulation update, other EU and FDA requirements, consideration for managing studies in the future and AI and other technology developments.

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1 July 2024
+ 22 November 2024 »

from £549

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Course overview

Clinical research is a constantly evolving field and the regulatory requirements are frequently being updated. In order to stay ahead and maintain your GCP knowledge, it is important to receive regular training.

This must-attend course provides a review of recent changes to relevant guidance and legislation and will look at how these developments have been implemented and are likely to be implemented. Topics covered will include the EU Clinical Trials Regulation and associated documents and an update on ICH GCP R3

This is a highly interactive course suitable for those who need to refresh their knowledge and to demonstrate recent and up-to-date training to regulatory inspectors.

Benefits of attending:

  • Be updated on ICH GCP R3 
  • Discuss recent developments in GCP and clinical trial legislation and guidance in the EU, FDA considerations
  • Review the requirements of clinical trail essential documentation
  • Identify common audit and inspection findings to help prepare for inspection
  • Understand the EU Clinical Trial Regulation requirements
  • Clarify requirements for data integrity and governance
  • Technology advances in clinical trials 

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Who should attend

The course is of particular relevance for those working in clinical research, regulatory affairs and pharmacovigilance, QA, Audit, CROs, academic trialists and regulatory inspectors. It will also be of interest to those departments who liaise/support clinical trial personnel and all other professionals who want to know more about updates in GCP regulations and guidelines covering clinical trials.

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The GCP and Clinical Research Update - Hot Inspection Topics course will cover:

Brief review of regulatory authority inspections findings

EMA, MHRA and FDA findings

New ICH GCP E6 R3 draft guideline

  • What is new and likely to impact on running trials 
  • Revised principles
  • Data governance
  • Records and reports
  • Key updates, additions and revisions
  • ICH E8 

Other ICH updates

  • European Commission Guidelines on Good Clinical Practice specific to Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
  • ICH E8

Data integrity governance

  • What inspectors look for 
  • MHRA integrity guidance compliance
  • ICH GCP R3 Governance requirements

EU Clinical Trial Regulation (536/2014) update

  • Key changes and documentation
  • Update since go-live
  • Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS)
  • EU clinical trial authorisation 
  • Serious Breaches

Essential records: EMA key requirements to avoid inspection findings, and documents requirement in ICH GCP E6 R3

  • TMF structure, content, security, control,  maintaining the TMF and storage, e-TMFs, archiving and retention
  • ICH GCP R3 - recommended format for compliance

Awareness update from EU and FDA

  • EU
    • EMA Guidance on validation & qualification of computerised systems
    • European Commission Guidelines on Good Clinical Practice specific to Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs)
    • Artificial intelligence reflection guidance in lifecycle
    • Stronger enforcement of the GDPR in cross-border cases
    • Real-world data
  • FDA
    • Guidance for industry: considerations for the use of real-world data
    • FDA guidance on enhancing the diversity of clinical trials
    • A risk-based approach to monitoring of clinical investigations 
    • Informed consent guidance for IRBs, clinical investigators and sponsors

Digitalisation and technology advances and GCP

  • Technology innovations in clinical research
  • Electronic informed consent
  • Apps, medical devices and mobile technologies in clinical trials
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Decentralised clinical trials

Conclusion and final Q&A



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Laura Brown
LB Training and Development Ltd

Dr Laura Brown is an independent QA and training consultant and director of the MSc in Clinical Research, School of Pharmacy, University of Cardiff. Laura has many years’ experience of managing GCP inspections in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several leading companies including GSK, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Good Clinical Research Practices and Phoenix International. She has worked as a clinical research manager, audit director and head of a training department. She is an international expert on GCP and clinical trial requirements and was chair of the Institute of Clinical Research GCP Forum for six years. Laura writes regularly on clinical research regulatory requirements and has written a chapter in International Pharmaceutical Product Registration and several articles on the EU Clinical Trial Regulation, Brexit, and ICH GCP R2.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

1 July 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 14175

  • GBP 549 649
  • EUR 789 929
  • USD 893 1,049

Until 27 May

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22 November 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 14176

  • GBP 549 649
  • EUR 789 929
  • USD 893 1,049

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Reviews of IPI's GCP and Clinical Research Update - Hot Inspection Topics training course

Very well done and would recommend to others

Mar 10 2023

Jaclyn Verrow
Director, TMF Compliance & Oversight, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Mar 10 2022

Very good presentation and useful information with links, examples and clips which made it more interesting.

Kianoosh Khaksar
Compliance Specialist, Lundbeck

Sep 24 2021

[Laura] is a good presenter, she has world of knowledge. She was also able to get open discussion with the participant which made the course more interesting.

Angelo Jacala
Director, Clinical QA, MEI Pharma

Mar 29 2019

Very good and worthwhile attending.

Christopher Rollinson
Research Governance Manager, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Sep 25 2018

It was understandable and fullfiled my expectations. I received many useful links and publications, which I can search for. The content was good but a bit too much information in a short timeslot.

Ines Kovacikova
Lead CRA, Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsges.m.b.H.

United Kingdom

  • EUSA Pharma
  • Kyowa Kirin International plc
  • Mediscribe Consulting Ltd
  • Norgine
  • Octapharma Pharmazeutika Produktionsges.m.b.H.
  • Psychosis Research Unit
  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Vertex
  • Zogenix Intermational Limited


  • argenx
  • GlaskoSmithkline


  • Lundbeck
  • Novo Nordisk A/S


  • IHU, Strasbourg
  • Institut De Recherches Internationales Servier Iris


  • Ferrer International S.A.
  • Hipra Human Health

United States of America

  • MEI Pharma
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals


  • JSC Olainfarm


  • DADA Consultancy BV


  • Hansa Medical AB


  • CROSS Research S.A.

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Aleksandra BEER
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Yesim Nurko

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