A total of 18 medical professionals who currently manage or work in a clinical laboratory setting participated in a two-day training course on Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) on June 10 to 11, 2019 at the Lecture Room of RITM-NTRL.
The WHO-supported Regional Training Center (RTC) for Good Health Research Practices of RITM conducted the GCLP course to equip professionals with the principles relevant to the analysis of samples from the clinical trial. Through the course, participants were introduced to the 2009 GCLP guidelines and recommendations of the World Health Organization Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR).
Day 1 of the GCLP training course began with a pre-training orientation and pre-test examination among participants. This was followed with lectures and interactive activities, including sessions on personnel management; staff and competency assessment; facility management and design; equipment and reagents management; specimen management; and data reporting and recording and good documentation practices.
For the second day, sessions were focused on quality systems in the laboratory and laboratory assessment. As part of their final output, participants conducted a mock laboratory assessment for GCLP compliance. Afterwards, they visited the Department of Pathology Clinical Laboratory Section and the Department of Virology. The participants are expected to conduct laboratory assessments of their own laboratories after the course.
Since 2016, the RITM RTC has trained a total of 66 medical professionals from the Laboratory Research Division and Biologicals Manufacturing Division of RITM.