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Good Laboratory Practice Refresher

Course Information

The course is aimed at providing a reminder and refresh insight of the key GLP requirements and responsibilities and also to look at recent hot topics and trends. Specific areas covered include Data Integrity, Risk Assessment and the new OECD guidance on Test items. The programme also includes a GLP clinic where delegates can identify any relevant topics for discussion.  

The course is aimed at Study Directors, Principal Investigators, Test Facility Management and QA.

Course Tutors

Tutors will be comprised from the list below:

Tim Stiles
Regulatory Compliance Consultant, Qualogy Ltd

Vanessa Grant
Director, VG Quality Solutions Ltd

Course Programme

9.00 Registration
Welcome and Introduction
9.15 Development of Good Laboratory Practice
A reminder of the history of GLP, its current scope and application, with a synopsis of current UK, European and international standards as well as possible impact of Brexit.
10.00 Roles and responsibilities of Study Director, Test Facility Management, Principal Investigator, Test Site Management, study staff and QA
A reminder of the role of the Study Director in the management and control of a study, as defined by GLP, and Management’s roles are explored.
10.30 Refreshment break
11.00 Data Integrity
With the publication of the MHRA Guidance document on Data Integrity has the challenge changed? The responsibilities of Study Director, Test Facility Management and study staff in ensuring the integrity of the GLP study data.
11.45 Workshop on Data Integrity
To explore the practical issues of assuring data integrity.
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Test Item requirements
What are the new requirements from OECD No.19 and what are the expectations on the Study Director /Principal Investigator and Test Facility Management.
14.15 Risk Assessment
How should we assess risk and how can we use the process to assist in evaluation audit findings.
14.45 GLP Clinic
A chance to discuss your own issues.
15.45 Refreshment break
16.00 Current hot topics in GLP
Explore the current issues in Industry and trends /types of Regulatory inspection findings
16.30 Close of day

Course Material

Following requests from attendees of previous RQA events we are pleased to offer course material in PDF format for delegates attending this course. 

The advantages of this include

  • Ability for delegates to keep material on a mobile device
  • Ability to review material at any time pre and post course
  • Environmental benefits – less paper being used per 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.

Additional Requirements
(not included in course fees)

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 alternative dates please specify in the ‘accommodation requirements’ box when making your booking and we will check availability with Madingley Hall.


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