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Good Clinical Practice Training

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international, ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, recording and reporting trials that involve the participation of human subjects. Compliance with this standard provides public assurance that the rights, safety and well-being of trial subjects are protected, consistent with the principles that have their origin in the Declaration of Helsinki and that the clinical trial data are credible.

Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine require GCP training for all investigators, co-investigators and study personnel listed on the Northwestern University IRB application and involved in research defined as follows by the NIH clinical trial definition: "A research study in which one or more human subjects are prospectively assigned to one or more interventions (which may include placebo or other control) to evaluate the effects of those interventions on health-related biomedical or behavioral outcomes.:

To meet the GCP training requirement, you must complete one of the following:

To find courses on MyHR Learn, follow the links above, type "GCP" in the search bar, then select the course. Additional instructions can be found in the MyHR Learn Training Guide.

If you are already trained from an outside resource and have a certificate of proof, please submit proof of training compliance to REDCap for review and tracking.


 How often do I need to be trained?

You need to participate in an initial training and then be recertified every three years. If you’ve already been trained, please submit proof of training compliance through REDCAP.

 Does your Northwestern NetID/password link with your existing CITI account?

 If I would like to take one of the ACRP GCP courses through MyHR Learn, what information do I need to log in?

Log in to MyHR Learn using your Northwestern University NetID and password.

If you are unable to login with you NetID or cannot access the GCP course, you must submit an email to

If you are not a current Northwestern University employee or student, a POI ID may be required in order to access and complete training in the MyHR Learn system. In these cases, a form will be provided for you to complete to request a POI. Please note that people other than active university faculty, staff or students must have a university sponsor to assist them in gaining the affiliate credentials needed to access MyHR Learn.

If you have additional questions, please email

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