McMaster University

McMaster University

Good Clinical Practice Training

McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, are providing the Hamilton research community access to the CITI-Canada ONLINE GCP Training system that provides GCP training modules necessary for personnel involved with research project activities. If you are a current McMaster University faculty, staff or student member you may request access to the CITI GCP Training by emailing

Why take this particular GCP training vs other available training courses? Mac, HHS and St. Joes are providing this GCP training through our respective memberships in the Network of Networks (N2), which is a Canadian alliance of research hospitals, universities and other research organizations. This training is provided at no cost solely to members of our respective research communities under the umbrella of a yearly membership fee paid to N2 by each institution (i.e. only faculty members, staff members, students and trainees with an academic or employment relationship with McMaster University may affiliate with McMaster University).

There are 12 modules in the GCP Training Program to complete. The Medical Device module is not required if you do not conduct medical device studies. Each module takes approximately 15 minutes (more or less time relates to your current knowledge, experience level, and additional reading you may elect to complete). You may log in and out of the program as many times as you like to complete the required components.

There is also a GCP Refresher Course offered through the CITI-Canada online system for those who have completed the full GCP Course. Investigators and research personnel now have the ability to renew their certification every 2 years, if needed, from completion of their initial full training. In addition, following two completions of the GCP Refresher Course, continued certification requires completion of the full GCP Course.

Any questions or feedback about the GCP should be directed to your respective institution contact.

We hope that the provision of GCP training is another helpful resource/tool for your research activities.


Jack Gauldie, Vice President, Research, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

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