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GCP: Clinical Trial Monitoring – Documentation and Closure (GCP005)

Certification Training Duration: 2 hours (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 2
CPD Accredited TrainingAccreditation: This training course offers CPD accreditation from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.
CPD Credits: 2
Demonstration: Demo an online course.

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PRICE: USD $195.00 LogoTraining Program: GCP: Clinical Trial Monitoring – Documentation and Closure
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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment.

Once the initiation of a trial begins, the CRA (clinical research associate) has a crucial role which is to monitor the conduct of the trial, as well as the recorded data’s integrity. This online course will familiarize students with areas like the maintenance and review of essential documents, source document verification, and the monitoring of CRFs (case report forms). The procedures and responsibilities most often associated with closeout visits and monitoring processes are also discussed.

After a brief overview, the course consists of topics such as the following: closeout visit, essential documents, source document verification, CRF review, monitoring visit, fraud and scientific misconduct, and a key point summary at the end.

The entire program must be viewed by students in order to pass. An online, multiple-choice final assessment score of 80% or better is required. Course takers can attempt the final assessment any number of times, as needed, in order to achieve a passing grade. Once all course requirements have been satisfied, a certificate of completion is immediately available.

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Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

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The GCP: Clinical Trial Monitoring – Documentation and Closure Course is Found in the Following Professional Certification Program(s):

Clinical Trials Monitoring Professional Certification Program: GCP, or Good Clinical Practice, refers to a set of scientific and ethical quality standards for reporting, recording, conducting, and designing trials that involve human subjects. GCP compliance ensures the wel … Learn more

Clinical Trials Management Professional Certification Program: This professional certification program is designed for clinical managers, project managers, and clinical research associates and coordinators, or those with desire to grow their career into these positions. Co … Learn more

Good Clinical Practice Professional Certification Program: This online professional certification program is for clinical managers, project managers, investigators, and clinical research associates and coordinators, or those with the desire to grow their career into th … Learn more


Overview: This session briefly describes the legislative guidelines used to conduct clinical trials.

Monitoring visit: This session outlines the preparation, conduct and follow-up of a routine monitoring visit.

CRF review: Case Report Forms are crucial in conducting a successful clinical trial. This session discusses the monitoring and review of CRFs.

Source document verification: Inadequate understanding of the process involved in source document verification results in the procedure being ineffective. This session explains the importance of source document verification in clinical trials.

Essential documents: Collection and review The ICH GCP guideline identifies a minimum list of essential documents that are required throughout a trial, including specific details of where each document should be filed during the study, and their purpose. This session summarizes these documents. The contents of the Trial Master File and Investigator Site File are also described.

Close-out visit: This session outlines the preparation, conduct and follow-up of a close-out visit. Sponsor site audits This session will focus on sponsor site audits. The purpose of sponsor audits will be described, as well as the role of the CRA and common audit findings.

Fraud and scientific misconduct: CRAs are sometimes faced with serious situations, namely errors, misconduct and fraud. This session will focus primarily on the CRA’s role in these unfortunate events.

Summary: Key point summary for all topics covered in This online course. Ideal for review, a refresher or consolidation of learning points.


Students completing this course should be able to:

–Outline the monitoring activities conducted on a site visit.

–Identify the requirements for accurate and consistent CRF completion by site staff.

–Define the CRA’s responsibilities for the monitoring and review of CRFs.

–Define source documents and the procedures for source document verification.

–Identify the essential documents which must be available prior to the commencement of a clinical trial at each investigational site, during the conduct of a clinical trial, and after completion or termination of a clinical trial to comply with ICH Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.

–Describe the procedures to be conducted to close a trial at each investigational site, when the requirements of the protocol have been fulfilled, or if continuation of the trial is considered inappropriate.

–Explain the importance of sponsor site audits.

–Summarize the role of the monitor in preparation for a site audit.

–Identify the responsibilities of the CRA in identifying and reporting scientific misconduct.


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