Excellence in Research

For Faculty and Staff

Our department has a large and diverse scientific portfolio, and our research is accelerating and expanding each day. We are committed to ensuring that our investigators have adopted Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines in clinical research.

Excellence in research is predicated on outstanding science and adherence to ethical, professional, and regulatory standards associated with the conduct of studies.

We will be transitioning to GCP guideline-adapted and tailored practices in our behavioral research. GCP standards are international standards that apply to all aspects of clinical trials, including design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses, reporting, and protections of human study volunteers.  Toward the goal of supporting our faculty in engaging and learning about GCP expectations, the Department will be scheduling a series of educational programs, activities, and professional development "boot camps" regarding GCP and related issues for our faculty and staff. We also will be distributing a series of communications, which we ask that you review carefully and share with staff and trainees. 

We thank you in advance for your dedication to excellence in research, and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming educational events and bootcamps.                                                    -- Laura Roberts, MD, Chairman


Getting Started

Log in to your CITI dashboard through the IRB's website and complete "Group 8: GCP Training"


April 3, 2018

GCP Documentation

In this workshop, we reviewed the templates that NIMH has provided as examples of documentation according to GCP for NIMH-funded clinical research, including the delegation of authority log, training log, enrollment log, AE log, and much, much more!

November 13, 2017

Using EndNote

EndNote is a software package for creating bibliographies and managing references. Most of Stanford's research databases allow you to export citations into EndNote. Ms. Nicole Capdarest-Arest, Psychiatry liaison at Lane Library, will be leading this workshop.

June 2, 2017

CONSORT webinar

In this webinar we’ll cover how to use the CONSORT model in your clinical research and the pragmatics of how you can do this as you collect your data.  We’ll cover what a CONSORT diagram is and why it’s the standard for clinical trials in addition to practical implementation.  This is an introduction to CONSORT so we can have future webinars if we find we want to gain more knowledge.

February 7, 2017

Adverse Event Tracking

What it is, how it works, and how you can implement it for your study.

December 13, 2016

The Stanford Digital Repository

Sharing your data and creating a permanent digital home

November 10, 2016

Preparing a Study Manual of Procedures (MoP)

The importance of this research tool cannot be understated.  While the name varies – clinical operations protocol, manual of operating procedures, manual of operations, functional protocol – the purpose of this tool is detail how to operationalize the scientific protocol and conduct all study-specific procedures. It is an essential tool that ensures accuracy and consistency in study implementation across different study sites and research staff over time. The MoP is also an important tool for the initial training of study staff and an invaluable reference when staff turnover occurs.  In this workshop, we’ll review what types of information should be included in the manual and how to use it effectively to prevent protocol drift and ensure that, to the best of our abilities, research procedures are conducted in the same manner for each study participant.

May 6, 2016

Bootcamp: Introduction to GCP Adaptations for Behavioral Research

Join us and participate in guided discussion about how we will tailor GCP standards as they will be applied to the different kinds of behavioral research being performed in the department.