Bedrijf aan het woord: GCP Central B.V.

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De ACRON wil graag meer bekendheid creëren rond het werk wat door haar leden wordt uitgevoerd. Wat gebeurt er in een CRO? Welke functies zijn er en wat zijn de carrièreperspectieven? Elke nieuwsbrief komt een andere medewerker of bedrijf aan het woord.

Bedrijf: GCP Central B.V. door Marieke Meulemans

GCP Central provides online GCP training and develops regulatory learning systems for organizations in clinical research. We revolutionize the boring and mandatory side of GCP training and take it to the future. With our continuous regulatory learning platform myGCP, we equip research professionals working in CROs, pharma companies, biotechs and hospitals with a unique, innovative, and interactive approach to clinical research learning. We currently train 7000 people in the Netherlands, of which almost all academic and STZ hospitals, several CROs and pharma companies. We’ve been steadily expanding internationally, and our recent move to Amsterdam reflects that growth: easy access to international customers and infrastructure as well as being closer to the vibrant life-science area in Amsterdam.

What is your added value to clinical research in the Netherlands?
We are changing the face of GCP training by liberating clinical research professionals of death by powerpoint and text-based e-learning. We give them the opportunity to learn about rules and regulations differently, resulting in better retention and improvement of clinical research quality. Our learning method is different: we provide active online learning with 70% questions and 30% text ; we make sure the regulations are translated to practice with case scenario’s, and offer full flexibility in the integration of GCP learning in your workday via our mobile app.

GCP learning is made efficient through our continuous learning model: we ensure our users never have to do duplicate GCP training. We push the latest regulatory knowledge to our users and ensure they are trained on the update before the regulation is implemented. Basic GCP training and completion of regulatory updates are documented for audit and inspection purposes, and accredited certificates are provided upon completion. This ensures that research is conducted according to the latest standards and regulations, resulting in the highest possible quality data.

Our people and growth
We’re proud to announce a new milestone in our international growth. We’re forming a collective with Seuss Consulting, Seuss Recruitment, Zocket and iGina, giving our clients an extended range of services, not only focussing on clinical research training, but also being able to help with talent management, learning technology, recruitment, consulting, and branding and marketing. Our one-stop shop will help life-science companies accelerate their growth, using the power of our dedicated and driven teams.

What do you think is the biggest challenge for the conduct of clinical research in Netherlands?
The implementation of the ECTR will be a big challenge for the Netherlands, as the success in the collaboration of pharma companies, CROs and hospitals will decide whether the Netherlands will be the country of choice for the conduct of trials. Currently, the process of opening clinical trial sites and getting agreement on financials takes too long.

What do we expect from ACRON?
We expect from our branch organization ACRON to represent the needs of Dutch CROs in the DCRF and internationally in the EUCROF. Furthermore, we love to meet other ACRON members, and our customers, at the meetings organized by ACRON, to catch up and exchange ideas.

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