CTU Bern

GCP Refresher for clinical research

Course objectives

This course is aimed at providing a refresher training to clinical investigators with the essential knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and of other regulatory and ethical requirements, and the skills for contributing to clinical trials.

Course content

The GCP Refresher course is divided into four parts in 2021, with each part of the course delivered as a separate CTU Lecture.
Lecture 1: consists of the basic principles and study project required documentation.
Lecture 2: addresses study preparation and conduct.
Lecture 3: continues on study conduct and project closure.
Lecture 4: is kept flexible and will address additional learning contents such as upcoming regulatory changes or key topics in clinical research.

2021 Evening Dates

Lecture 1: Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 17.00-17.45, online via zoom
Lecture 2: Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 17.00-18.00, online via zoom
Lecture 3: Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 17.00-17.45, online via zoom
Lecture 4: Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 17.00-17.45, online via zoom

Registration & course fee

Please register here via CTU Lecture page for each upcoming lecture. Please ensure that each participant who needs a confirmation of participation registers individually with his/her full name and attends the lecture in full length. Registration for the other lectures will be open about 2 weeks before the event.
The lectures in 2021 are free of charge provided by CTU Bern.
Please note that, as of 2022, the GCP refresher course will be offered as a fee-based compact course. Detailed information on dates and costs will follow.


In order to obtain GCP Refresher course certification, you are required to register individually and participate in all four CTU Lectures covering the respective topics.
You will receive a certificate of attendance for each part taken. After all 4 parts have been attended within one year, a GCP Refresher certificate will be issued automatically.

Please note, that for the issuance of a course certificate your personal data will be recorded in an electronic database. Your data will be treated confidentially and only used for internal purposes.

For more information please refer to the course flyer:

GCP Refresher in 2022

Please note that, as of 2022, the GCP refresher course will be offered as a fee-based compact course:


Wednesday, 22 June 2022, 13.00-17.00, online via zoom
Wednesday, 7 December 2022, 9.00-13.00, online via zoom

Course fee:

CHF 120


The teaching language is English. Discussions are in English or German.