SURABAYA – The Course and Workshop on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) was held by PT. Prodia Diacro Laboratories (Prodia the CRO, The Indonesian Association for The Study of Medicinals (IASMED) and RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya on 16-17 October 2018. This course consists of 10 topics started from the introduction of the International Conference of Harmonization – Good Clinical Practice up to Sponsor/Contract Research Organization (CRO) Responsibilities. This course is aimed at improving the capacity of the site staff and increasing the chance of clinical research publication amongst clinicians in Surabaya. Ultimately, it will increase the safety and wellbeing of the clinical trial participants during the study conduct, as well as increasing the reliability of clinical trial data.
RSUD Dr. Soetomo is a teaching government hospital located in Surabaya and is a referral hospital in the Eastern Java province. This course was attended by 45 participants, one of the highest participants so far. At the end of the course, all the participants received both the certificate of attendance and competence.
Currently, there are over 450 participants has been GCP certified in collaboration with Prodia the CRO and IASMED at the hospital. The increase of qualified site staffs is expected to improve the running of clinical trial at the hospital supported by Clinical Research Unit (CRU) that has been established in RSUD Dr. Soetomo.