As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the GCP courses scheduled for the autumn and winter of 2020 will be held digitally. This means you can attend the GCP course that is on the best date for you, no matter where in Norway you live. A list of courses is provided below (updates will follow). Use the link in the “Digital invitation” column to connect to and attend the course when it starts. For the courses from St. Olav, registered attendees will be sent the Zoom link one week in advance. For the course hosted at UNN, attendees will be sent the Skype link in advance.
|Date and time||Digital invitation||Registration||Registration deadline||Hosted by|
|30 September, 09.00–12.15||Zoom||Registration||18 September||St. Olav/NTNU|
|20 October, 13.00–15.00*||Skype||Registration||18 October,|
|22 October, 13.00–15.00**||Skype||Registration||20 October,|
|24 November, 09.00–15.00||Skype||Registration||Møre og Romsdal Hospital Trust|
|Zoom||Registration||16 November||St. Olav/NTNU|
|8 December, 13.30–15.30*||Skype||Registration||6 December, by 23.30||OUS|
|10 December, 13.00–15.00**||Skype||Registration||8 December, by 18.00||OUS|
* Covers responsibilities and roles for principal investigators and others involved in the inclusion and follow-up of trial participants.
** Covers the sponsor’s responsibilities and role. “Sponsor” means the party initiating and responsible for the entire trial.
If you have any questions regarding the courses at OUS, please e-mail oushfpbgcpkurs@ous-hf.
If you have any questions regarding the courses at St. Olav, please contact Anja Bye (email@example.com) or Inger Storaker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions regarding the courses at UNN, please e-mail the Clinical Research Department at email@example.com.If you have any questions regarding the course hosted by Møre og Romsdal Health Trust (Technical Department, FIUK section), please contact Katarina Mølsæter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is GCP?
GCP stands for Good Clinical Practice, and is based on a common international ethical and scientific quality standard for conducting clinical trials.
It is a statutory requirement that everyone who has a responsibility under ICH-GCP, and who is involved in clinical trials in humans, must have documented GCP training.
Who offers GCP courses?
GCP foundation course
In Norway, the health trusts in all health regions offer foundation courses in GCP.
Information about these GCP courses can be found under “Activities in NorCRIN” on the front page of the NorCRIN website.
Here is an overview of when and where courses in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) are being held under the auspices of NorCRIN partners in the four Norwegian health regions:
Oslo, Oslo University Hospital (OUS). Regional research support in the Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority will be holding the next course in Good Clinical Practice on 20 and 22 October 2020. The courses are held via Skype. See information about registration and attendance in the table at the top of this page.
If you have any questions, please call +47 950 51 519 or e-mail GCPemail@example.com
Oslo, Oslo University Hospital (OUS). Regional research support in the Southern and Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority held the previous workshop on clinical trials on 10 October 2019.
If you have any questions, please call +47 416 51 068 or e-mail GCPfirstname.lastname@example.org
Lørenskog, Akershus University Hospital (Ahus): Courses in Good Clinical Practice are held twice a year. The previous course was digital (lasting two hours) and was held on 23 April 2020. The course dealt with the responsibilities of the principal investigator. See information about registration and attendance in the table at the top of this page. If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com or call +47 67 96 86 90.
Stavanger, Stavanger University Hospital: The next course in Good Clinical Practice has been arranged for 3 February 2021.
Your contact is Solfrid Moen (firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +47 51 51 33 63).
Bergen, Haukeland University Hospital: Courses in Good Clinical Practice are held twice a year. The courses were held this year on 6 February and 24 September 2020.
Your contact is Elisabeth Buanes-Erichsen (email@example.com) or Anita Hofstad (firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +47 55 97 57 20/+47 917 80 976).
Trondheim, Central Norway Clinical Research Unit at St. Olav’s Hospital holds GCP courses four times a year. The next course is digital and will be held on 27 November 2020. For more information and to register, please see the table at the top of this page or contact Anja Bye at email@example.com
Ålesund: Course in Good Clinical Practice. The next course will be held on 24 November 2020. The course is held via Skype.
Your contact is Katarina Mølsæter (firstname.lastname@example.org, mobile +47 936 79 232).
Tromsø, University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN): The previous course in Good Clinical Practice was held on 11 March 2020. The course was also available via Skype. Registration: Registration for course in Good Clinical Practice – ICH GCP 11 March 2020
For more information, please contact the clinical monitor at email@example.com or call +47 480 28 862 or +47 480 58 565.
In addition to the aforementioned GCP foundation courses held under the auspices of NorCRIN partners in the health regions, there are also private operators who hold GCP courses. Course programmes for operators such as Smerud Medical Research are announced under “News and announcements” on the NorCRIN website, while courses arranged under the auspices of NorCRIN partners are also announced under “Activities in NorCRIN”.