CDSA conducted Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) programs at the ICMR Headquarters, New Delhi on April 11th and 12th, 2019. Both the programs were attended by participants from ICMR Hqs, all the team members of ICMR’s POD-TB Vaccine project and seven ICMR centres across India; NARI, Pune; GTB, Mumbai; NITRD, Delhi; NIRT, Chennai; NIRT, Madurai; RMRC, Bhubaneshwar; NTI, Bangalore. The interactive programs apprised all team members of ICMR’s POD-TB Vaccine project to understand their roles and responsibilities better by adapting the GxPs. All participants gave an online exit assessment and all their questions were addressed by the faculty. It was interesting to see how each group presented their SOPs during this program.
CDSA and ICMR have joined hands to work in many areas and capability building in biomedical research is one of them. ICMR pioneered the GCLP Guidelines by releasing it in 2008. It will be a great step forward when the participants adopt these guidelines with the new quality updates.