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    Good Clinical Practice: Where Ethics and Quality Meet

    What Is Good Clinical Practice (GCP)? When clinical research professionals are asked why they do things the way they do, they often reply, "because it's GCP!" Good Clinical Practice, or GCP, should form the foundation for all activities that take place within clinical research.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines GCP as: "A standard for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, auditing, recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials th...