This two-and-a-half-day course offers the ideal training opportunity for moving into the field of auditing clinical studies. The course will be of value to those familiar with Good Clinical Practice (GCP), but aiming to apply the principles to auditing; and for those who have audited in other disciplines but are new to GCP. The first afternoon of the course provides an introduction to Good Clinical Practice. The remaining two days concentrate on the practicalities of clinical trial auditing. Workshops give the delegates practical experience of using auditing techniques in a GCP context. All of the tutors are seasoned auditors who relate theory to their own experiences.
By the end of the course delegates will have
This course is structured to encourage delegates to
Tutors will be comprised from the list below:
Managing Director, Strickland Quality Assurance Ltd (Course Principal)
Head of Research Quality Assurance, BIAL-Portela & Companhia SA
Director and Owner, Dove Quality Solutions
Chief Quality Officer, Nordic Nanovector
Executive Director, GxP Corporate Audit EMEA, Celgene Europe Limited
"Thank you very much! It was great to hear your experiences from doing the job and getting examples what can go wrong and how to avoid it. Thanks also for taking the time to have lunches and dinner with us!"
"The presentations were relevant and well designed. The workshops give you a clear understanding of the work."
"Nice and clear and explained well, enjoyed the exercise and his input."
Please note timings may be subject to alteration
Day 1 - GCP Introduction
|12.00||Welcome and Objectives for the first day of the course|
|13.30||Laying the Foundations
Introduction to the clinical development process, the concepts of quality assurance, quality control and audit.
|14.30||Today's Regulatory Framework
A brief review of the regulations and guidelines that describe Good Clinical Practice.
Requirements for informed consent and ethics committee .
Access to source documentation.
Including a patient protection exercise.
|17.45||Close of day|
|8.50||Welcome and Course Objectives|
|9.00||Effective Site Audits
The procedures involved in selecting and setting up audits at investigator sites.
|9.35||Introduction to Workshops|
|9.45||Workshop 1 - Planning the Effective Audit|
|10.50||Source Data Verification
The need for and purpose of verifying data.
|11.20||Workshop 2 - Source Data Verification|
|13.15||Workshop 2 - Feedback|
The requirements surrounding the distribution of investigational medicinal products.
Accountability from release to destruction.
|14.25||Workshop 3 - IMP Accountability
|15.10||Workshop 3 - Feedback|
|16.00||Critical Document Audits
The conduct of other study specific audits including protocols, databases and reports.
Determining the acceptability of Data
|17.30||Close of day|
|8.50||Questions and Answers|
|9.20||Auditing Third Parties
A review of audits of contract research organisations.
The concept of auditing processes across many clinical trials, including a practical exercise in process mapping.
|11.15||Workshop 4 - Process Mapping|
Where theory meets reality.
|13.10||Audit Reports - Closing the Loop
An examination of the processes which follow the evidence gathering phase of the audit.
|13.45||Workshop 5 - Audit Reports
Audit reports, corrective and preventive action.
Auditors and regulatory inspections -how the QA team can help the organisation to perform during a regulatory inspection.
|16.05||Fraud - Fact or Fiction?|
|16.40||Close of course|
Following requests from attendees of previous RQA events we are pleased to offer course material in PDF format for delegates attending this course.
The material will be emailed in advance of the course and RQA will not be providing any printed copies of the course notes during the training itself. Delegates wishing to have a hard copy of the notes should print these in advance to bring with them. Alternatively delegates are welcome to bring along their own portable devices to view the material during the training sessions.
Where the venue is Madingley Hall, accommodation and dinner are available for the dates of the course (we recommend you take this as the location has few nearby facilities).
If you wish to book additional dates please specify in the ‘accommodation requirements’ box when making your booking and we will check availability with Madingley Hall. Bed and Breakfast is £77*, dinner (three courses with drinks, in the main dining room with other course participants) is £35* (* per night per person) - these can be selected during the booking process. As part of the booking process we ask for dietary requirements and these will be taken in to consideration by Madingley Hall. Alternatively bar snacks are available on a pay as you go basis, not bookable through RQA.
A Monitor’s Guide to Investigator Site Audits
CAPA: Effective Approaches to Improvement*
Good Clinical Practice Regulatory Authority Inspections
Investigators' Guide to Investigator Site Audits
Management of the Training and Competency of Personnel in GxP and Research Environments
P08 The Auditing Course
P10 Implementing Good Clinical Laboratory Practice
P21 Audit Programmes and Risk Assessment
P32 Process Mapping and Using Maps in Standard Operating Procedures Writing
P34 Practical Approach to Auditing Systems and Processes
P41 Advanced Auditing Skills: Audit Planning and Performance
P42 Advanced Auditing Skills: Audit Analysis and Reporting