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Learning Development & Training

The PPD learning development and training team offers a range of services and expertise in program development. Our team works closely with study staff and uses the industry standard for learning design to create a custom training solution. We provide the proper foundation and ongoing training support throughout the clinical research process to ensure that clinical trials are conducted ethically, efficiently and with the highest standards of data quality, while ensuring patient safety.

Our training consists of a blended learning approach to keep the learner engaged and interested, and invested in their training. In addition to comprehensive training design and delivery expertise, the team has specialized experience in the following training-related services:

  • Study-specific curriculum
  • Training events and workshops
  • Role-based training and trial-specific training
  • Train-the-trainer programs
  • Training development, delivery, and implementation
  • Training program evaluation

The key to PPD's success in delivering effective, high-quality training is listening to our customer’s objectives and producing a deliverable that exceeds their expectations. We use their extensive experience in the science of clinical trials and produces training materials developed to engage a variety of learning styles.

Our Solutions

Our PPD training team will work with you to develop customized study-specific training plan to meet your needs which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Full training program and curriculum development and implementation
  • Customized self-guided, instructor-led and e-learning programs
  • Compliance training customized with national regulations and international guidelines

Good Clinical Practice Training

This training draws on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and ICH GCP regulations and guidelines. It provides the foundation of current Good Clinical Practices in clinical trials and teaches the participant how to apply this information in their daily clinical research activities.

Current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP)

PPD offers a full suite of programs for Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) which ranges from the foundation, introductory-level course, to specialized refresher courses.

Virtual Investigator Meetings

Virtual investigator meetings offer significant cost and time savings, help with quality, and given study staff’s schedules and travel considerations, virtual meetings are preferred by investigators. PPD offers study support in the preparation, delivery, and documentation support of virtual investigator meeting training sessions. We’ll help you develop a dynamic, interactive presentation to communicate the protocol, key study objectives and other information in ways that keep your audience engaged.

Basic Clinical Trial Conduct and Monitoring Program

This program is an intensive study of clinical trial conduct and monitoring based on International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, Code of Federal Regulations and EU Directives. Clinical monitors who complete the program are trained to recognize and prevent errors proactively, reduce queries and accurately report safety issues.


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