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APEC Pilot Center of Excellence

Focus Area: Training

APEC Pilot Center of Excellence

Background
The MRCT Center received endorsement to become an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Pilot Center of Excellence (CoE).  Through this pilot, we aim to be certified as an APEC Training Center of Excellence for Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCTs) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) inspection in APEC economies. We are launching this effort now by establishing a multi-stakeholder planning committee. The pilot training for regulators from APEC economies is planned for spring 2018.

Current status
Active project

Impact
Improved regulatory capacity and oversight of clinical trials in emerging economies.

Objectives

  • To build skilled capacity in clinical trial regulatory science to facilitate review and oversight of MRCTs and GCP inspection in APEC economies
  • To collaborate closely with others in the MRCT/GCP priority work area to determine the optimal curricula, method(s) and configuration to deliver training in a culturally-appropriate manner.

Key project milestones

  • February 2017: MRCT Center endorsed as Pilot Center of Excellence for Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCTs) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • June 2017: First meeting of APEC Pilot CoE Program Committee

 

Program Manager: Carmen Aldinger