Research Resources and Education

There are a wide variety of high-quality, free educational resources available for researchers at all stages of their careers. Some of these are listed below for SCGOPHCG staff who are undertaking research. However, should members of the research community know of useful resources that have been omitted that may benefit other researchers please contact the content custodian.

In addition to these resources, the staff within the Department of Research, including Human Research Ethics and Institutional Research Governance are available to provide advice on specific research and conduct education sessions upon request.


Seminars and Training


International Conference on Harmonisation Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP) certificate [every 3 years]

You are expected to undertake GCP training/certification before embarking on clinical research (in some countries GCP training is mandatory). GCP training describes the international standards and specific responsibilities of investigators (principal and coordinating), sponsors, monitors, and ethics boards in carrying out the good conduct of clinical trials. GCP training aims to ensure that the rights, safety, and well-being of human subjects are protected and that clinical trials are conducted with rigour and integrity in accordance with ethical and institutional approvals.

GCP training can either be done through a physical course:


Investigator-led studies

If you are setting up an investigator-led (non-commercial) study and need guidance you can contact the Research Compliance and Monitoring Officer, Cathy Read.

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Hospital library services

For literature / systematic review, Endnote and Research Screener, visit the SCGOPHCG hospital library (external site).

Last Updated: 21/06/2024