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Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) is a free, online, multi-module training course developed by The Global Health Network and the Global Health Clinical Consortium*.
GCLP: Facilities, Equipment, Materials & Reagents is the third module of the seven module course 'Good Clinical Laboratory Practice'. This module provides a detailed analysis of GCLP guidance for laboratory facilities including biosafety, design, workflow, security, archiving and waste disposal. It also analyses GCLP guidance for equipment, materials and reagents utilised in the laboratory and how they are implemented and managed.
The remaining modules of this course are under development and will be released sequentially once they are finalised and peer reviewed. A certificate of completion will be awarded for each individual module until all modules become available and an overall course certificate can be awarded.
* The Global Health Clinical Consortium (GHCC) is a collaboration initiated in 2009 and draws together leaders from 11 Product Development Partners (PDPs). Focused on combatting diseases that particularly aff­ect the poorest, these organizations are involved in over 132 ongoing and planned clinical trials to develop vaccines, microbicides/preventatives, therapeutic products, and diagnostics. In addition to the customary challenges of conducting clinical trials, the PDPs face complexities working within resource-limited settings including new manufacturing partner relationships; dangerous political environments; challenges with electricity, hygiene, and connectivity; inadequate facilities and equipment; and working with vulnerable populations.