GCLP Training Course
In late August 2011, Contract Lab Services (CLS) delivered a three day Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) training workshop to a group of participants from the laboratory teams at MenAfriCar’s African partner institutions. The course was held at CLS in Johannesburg, South Africa.
A member of the laboratory team at each African partner institution was designated as responsible for quality control and nominated to attend the training course.
The primary aim of the course was to ensure that MenAfriCar laboratory teams were familiar with GCLP concepts and their application. Participants also reviewed existing MenAfriCar Laboratory Operations Manual (LOM) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in order to ensure that appropriate quality control measures were in place.
Finally, after attending the GCLP training course, MenAfriCar laboratory Quality Officers have returned home to their respective institutions, have started educating their peers about GCLP, and have been encouraging their teams to make any necessary practical changes to their laboratories.