An international quality standard offered by International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Good Clinical Practices are defined standards for the design, conduct, performance, monitoring, audit,
recording, analyses and reporting of clinical trials.
These processes ensure that data and reported results are believable and accurate and that the integrity, rights and confidentiality of trial subjects are protected.
The fundamental guidelines of Good Clinical Practice aim to protect human rights in clinical trial and ensure safety of newly developed compounds. They offer standards on the conduct of clinical trials and classify roles and responsibilities of clinical research investigators, clinical sponsors and clinical research associates.