Good clinical practice
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for designing, conducting, monitoring, recording and reporting trials that involve the participation of human participants. It is required by law in the European Union for ‘Clinical Trials of Investigational Medicinal Products’, which are a subset of clinical trials investigating the diagnostic or therapeutic properties of medicines. Information on whether a trials is a ‘CTIMP’ trial can be found at here. In all other research it is considered best practice standard.