Good Clinical Practice

Did you know that the National Health Act (no 61 of 2003) makes compliance with the South African (SA) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines compulsory when doing any research involving human subjects?

The 3 basic principles of SA GCP are:

  • Respect for the dignity of persons
  • Beneficence and non maleficence
  • Justice

The SA GCP guidelines have been guided by and based on 8 other international guidelines on human research ethics. 

Watch the CRC Calendar for upcoming courses, and check out these service providers:


In-person GCP training:

Standard Beginner courses &

Standard Refresher courses

Course dates

Basic course - Clinical staff

GCP for non-clinical support staff

Study Coordinator course

The ABC of Quality Control for Research Sites

Course dates

          Basic course

          Online Refresher course

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On-site GCP training:



Online GCP training available:


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