Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is the international ethical, scientific and practical standard for conducting the biomedical research which involving the participation of humans. This is also a critical guidance for members participating in the research to identify their roles and responsibilities in term of detailed designing, conducting, recording and reporting data necessesary for appropriate research.  Furthermore, GCP compliance provides the public that rights and the safety of participants in research are all respected and protected and all the generated data from the study is credible.

To enhance and equip staffs with the knowledge of GCP, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine (PNTU) teamed up with Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) to organize the one day training course “Good Clinic Practice and Ethics in Biomedical Research” in 19th Sep 2022. The objective of this course is to bring the fundamental principals of GCP which could shed the light on the future biomedical research at PNTU.

Course participants are Assoc Prof. Tran Cong Toai (M.D, PhD) – Dean of Fundamental Sciences and Basic Sciences, Assoc Prof. Ngo Thi Hoa- Head of Microbiology Department/ Head of Microbiology and Parasitology Unit- Biomedical Research Center, all the lectures from OUCRU: Dr. Nguyen Thi Huyen Thuong- Coordinator, Ms. Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang- Research Monitoring, Ms. Nguyen Bao Tran- Manager of Pharmacy group and the other members of TMRC projects, PNTU and OUCRU.

Fig.1. The leaners were enthusiastic and focus on the lessons.

Fig 2. Ms. Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang and her lessons.

Fig. 3. Ms. Nguyen Bao Tran organise feedback card discussion.

Fig.4. The learners debate and respone to the instructor questions.

Fig 5. Dr. Vu Hoang Phuong Thu and Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Van present the group ideas

Although it was the first time of GCP training in PNTU, the course is very successful. All of the participants are very eager to learn and have accurate opinions on the ethic aspects of research. We sincerely appreciate the support of staffs from OUCRU and PNTU.

Phan Thi Ha My, MSc

                                                                                                             Pham Hong Thai, BSc