Introduction to GCLP is now available from the Global Health Training Centre, click here to get started
Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) is a set of guidelines describing the application of those Good Laboratory Practice principles that are relevant to the analyses of samples from clinical trials while ensuring the purpose and objectives of the Good Clinical Practice principles are maintained. In so doing, the reliability, quality, consistency and integrity of data generated by clinical trial laboratories can be assure which is crucial to the outcome of any clinical trial.
GCLP guidelines have been available since 2003 with face to face training in GCLP available from various organisations and institutions. However, a free, online, open access training course for GCLP that is available to all does not exist!
Introduction to GCLP is a free, online, open access training course developed by The Global Health Network and the Global Health Clinical Consortium (GHCC).
The GHCC is comprised of clinical operations leaders from 14 Product Development Partners (PDPs). These organisations are conducting ~125 ongoing and planned trials to develop vaccines, microbicides/preventatives, therapeutic products and diagnostics covering more than 20 disease areas at more than 260 clinical research sites in resource-limited settings. The GHCC functions as a platform to share learnings and pool resources to leverage expertise across PDPs. This course is based on existing training materials already in use at PDP organisations and developed by a mini-Working Group comprised of technical experts and non-technical reviewers from several of the PDPs including; International Partnership for Microbicides, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), Aeras AfricaDrugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), PATH Vaccine Solutions.   
Introduction to Good Clinical Laboratory Practice is a stand-alone short course for all those wanting to gain an understanding of GCLP and its application in laboratories. This peer reviewed course provides an introduction to GCLP, summarises the principles of GCLP and offers an overview of the implementation of GCLP within a clinical trial. It takes between 45 – 60 minutes to complete with a certificate issued upon successful completion of the final quiz. 
This Introductory course is also the first module in a series of modules that will combine to form an in-depth, advanced Good Clinical Laboratory Practice Course. This multi-module course will cover each principle of GCLP in more depth, expand on the implementation of each principle and describe in detail how this can be achieved in all laboratory settings. Good Clinical Laboratory Practice will be launched later in 2016. Be sure to keep checking back at our course list to see newly released courses. 


  • kakeetorona KAKEETO RONALD 1 Jun 2016

    I would love to have a ful course for GLCP

  • GHN_Editors The Editorial Team 1 Jun 2016

    Dear Kakeeto,

    Thank you for your comment. The Global Health Network will be launching the first module from the multi-module Good Clinical Laboratory Practice course in the next few weeks. We will notify all users when the courses becomes available, you can also keep an eye on our course list for any updates:

    Kind regards,
    The Editorial Team

  • banupasingh Anupa Singh 10 Jan 2019

    Hi. i just rdid the course and completed the quiz. i did not receive a certificate?

  • Hi,,i just finished the course on GCLP modules but I didn't receive the certificate in Module: Introduction to GLCP where i scored 87%. Kindly let me know.

  • felicitybaka Fliss Baka 30 Jan 2019

    Dear Alex,
    Please could you send an email to and the team will be able to assist you in accessing your certificate.
    Best wishes

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