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Prototype devices

It is recognized that a manufacturer may wish to submit a small number  of "prototype models" of a device to clinical investigation in order to assess safety and/or performance; and those such prototypes may need to undergo a number of changes prior to large-scale production.

Good Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clinical Research Coordinator, Principle Investigators


The aim of the GCP HelpDesk is to create “one-stop " platform for all the clinical research professionals, enquiring about any GCP related matters and encourage the practice of common, high-quality standards in all stages of clinical research throughout the world.



  • To assist Physicians/Principal Investigators (PIs) in Clinical research on Good Clinical Practice (GCP) matters. Physicians/Principal Investigators and Clinical Research Coordinators (CRCs) are GCP HelpDesk´s main target users
  • To promote the highest standards for Good Clinical Practice (GCP) in the world
  • To promote GCP education and awareness

What does GCP HelpDesk offer?

Detailed information on the GCP issues involved in Clinical Research and Drug Development, regulatory formalities/documents, FAQs, glossary, news and other Clinical Research resources.


Personalized answers to your specific GCP-related queries, delivered by industry experts by e-mail.


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Opinion Poll

Which one of the following do you think is the most common reason for participating in clinical trials?
This opinion poll provides an informal way for the clinical research community to express its views on current topics. The results are not a scientific poll and do not necessarily reflect the percentages of all clinical researchers who agree with these positions.