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GCP: How to Obtain Approval to Conduct Clinical Trials in the EU (GCP020)

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: 3
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PRICE: USD $195.00 LogoTraining Program: GCP: How to Obtain Approval to Conduct Clinical Trials in the EU
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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment.

Before each phase of clinical development, approval must be sought and gained for any sponsor desiring to conduct investigational drug clinical studies in the European Union. This online course enlightens regulatory professionals with the knowledge needed to help them put together and present applications for EC (Ethics Committee) and CTA favorable opinion. Additionally, it supplies information on how to maintain approval even if the clinical trial circumstances change. Only after the favorable opinion and authorization have been obtained is it proper for trials to commence. A sponsor must apply in each Member State (MS) for the relevant Ethics Committee’s favorable opinion. This entails the submission of a CTA (Clinical Trial Authorization) Application to the Member State’s regulatory Competent Authority pertinent to the area/state in which the clinical trial is to be commenced.

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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  • Online final assessment with multiple-choice questions can be taken an unlimited number of times, until passing grade is achieved
  • A Certificate of Completion is immediately available once course requirements have been satisfied

The GCP: How to Obtain Approval to Conduct Clinical Trials in the EU Course is Found in the Following Professional Certification Program(s):


Overview: The requirements for CTA and EC favorable opinion are introduced, and the scope and learning objectives of The course are specified.

The European context: The EU regulatory environment is described, the Clinical Trials Directive is introduced, and the requirements on clinical trials are summarized.

Applying for approval: The required contents of the two submissions are summarized, and the main steps in the application processes are set out.

The CTA application: The main elements of the CTA application are described, particularly the Investigator’s Brochure and the Investigational Medicinal Product Dossier, and the data required are discussed. The timelines of the application process are specified.

The EC application: The key components of the EC application are described, particularly the clinical protocol and documents relating to patient recruitment and informed consent. The timelines of the application process are specified.

Maintaining a CTA: The procedures necessary to maintain authorization are described, particularly the submission of amendments and the reporting of adverse reactions.

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


Students completing this course should be able to:

–Explain what a Clinical Trial Authorization (CTA) application is, why it is required, and to which bodies it should be submitted.

–Explain what an application for an Ethics Committee (EC) Opinion is, why it is required and to which bodies it should be submitted.

–Describe the regulatory environment governing CTA applications and access the key regulatory documents.

–Summarize the information that should be included in the CTA and EC applications.


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