Good Clinical Practices (GCP) are defined by International Council for Harmonization (ICH) as an international ethical and scientific “standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, recording auditing, analyses, and reporting of clinical trials that provides assurance that the data and reported results are credible and accurate and that rights integrity and confidentiality of the trial subjects are protected”.
All PROTECT researchers are fully trained on these standards to deliver the highest level of research experience with ultimate regard to patient safety. So far, nearly 50 researchers have been trained online across 17 study sites in four rounds of training. They were also introduced to a rigorous internal audit framework specific to PROTECT so that quality parameters are kept robust throughout the process. It represents a significant capacity-building exercise that researchers can build on further to design, execute and publish research studies, independently.