Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is GCP training the same as human subjects protection training?

A: No. GCP training is an additional separate training and is not basic human subjects protection training. GCP principles are specific to clinical trials and include international ethical and scientific quality standards for designing, conducting, recording, and reporting clinical trials.

Q: Once I complete my training, how long does it take to get credit?

A: Please allow 24 Hours for documentation verification from any of the training sources (CITI, Learning Exchange, In person sessions, etc.).

Q: I took my training a week ago and now I still cannot submit my study. DISCOVR-e does not have my training requirement. Help! 

A: Please verify if you are using your VU account or your VUMC account. You may be trying to submit your study under one account while your credit for training is registered under the other account. 

Q: Can my training be accepted under both my VU and VUMC account? 

A: No, you can only have your training requirements associated with only ONE account. Please make sure you are using the same account for submitting in DISCOVR-e. If you would like to change the account for which your research and training is associated, please call our office for assistance.  

Q: I am having issues with GCP Training requirement verificiation. Who do I contact?

A: Please contact Research Support Services at 322-7343 or


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