Veterinary clinical trials are research studies that study the safety and effectiveness of new approaches to care for diseases that occur in both human and companion animals. These studies are prospective with the goal of discovering new or better ways to diagnose, treat, or prevent disease that affects both pets and their owners.
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Good Clinical Practice (GCP) for Veterinary Clinical Trials
What ethical and scientific quality standards should be considered in designing, conducting, recording, and reporting veterinary clinical studies?
This 75-minute online training course is intended to introduce Veterinary Good Clinical Practices (vGCP) and geared towards any individual involved in the design, conduct, monitoring, recording, auditing, analysis and reporting of clinical studies in veterinary patients. Compliance with vGCP assures transparent data collection, humane treatment of veterinary patients, and integrity of data collected. Each module provides you with key definitions and methodological insights to keeping the premise of data integrity and quality of veterinary study operations.
This course covers the design, conduct, monitoring, recording, auditing, analysis and reporting of clinical studies that involve veterinary patients (client owned animals) as outlined in the VICH GL9 guidance document. While compliance with VICH GL9 is not mandatory, following the standard practices outlined in this course provides transparency regarding data collection methods, ensures humane treatment of treatment of veterinary patients, supports integrity/reliability of data collected. Each module provides you with key definitions and methodological insights to keeping the premise of data integrity and quality of veterinary study operations.
Who should take this course
Any veterinary researchers, research nurses/veterinary technicians, study coordinators or other relevant stakeholders are strongly encouraged to access part or all of this course according to their interest and/or knowledge gap. Those who complete 80% of the course content and pass the associated quiz will receive a Course Completion Report endorsed by The Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA) and Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). This Certificate is one of few specialized GCP trainings available that addresses regulatory guidance associated with the conduct of veterinary clinical trials. You may present this certificate as evidence of vGCP training to your study sponsor or other relevant regulatory entities.