Training Competent Authorities and in particular, training Inspectors, is an integral and key activity of PIC/S. The training of GMP Inspectors has been one of PIC/S’ main focal points since the very beginning. Through this emphasis on training, PIC/S is able to achieve its mission.
Harmonising GMP requirements through the PIC/S GMP Guide ensures uniform interpretation and application of GMP, however, focused training of GMP Inspectors is essential to achieve this goal. For this reason, training of GMP Inspectors is a key priority and activity of PIC/S. Recently, the PIC/S training tools, available to Inspectors, have been expanded and activated in areas such as Good Distribution (GDP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP).
The variety of PIC/S training tools has progressively developed; starting with an Annual Seminar alone, before expanding to include the Joint Visits Programme (JVP), the establishment of Expert Circles in specialised areas and training courses, such as the New Inspector Training Course and Train the Trainer Course, which were developed in 2011 and 2014 respectively. The PIC/S Inspectorates' Academy (PIA) was established in 2014 and officially launched in 2016.
Currently PIC/S boasts various training and harmonisation tools, which have proved to be effective and are constantly being further developed and improved. These include:
|Seminars||Training Courses for New Inspectors|
|Expert Circles||Train the Trainer Courses|
|Joint Visits Programme||Training for Auditors|
|Coached Inspections Programme||API International Training Programme|
|Other Non-PIC/S Training Events & Tools|
More information about all PIC/S training activities and tools is available at the PIC/S Inspectorates' Academy.
Boon Meow Hoe (Singapore / HSA)
One of the key roles and functions that PIC/S
The Sub-Committee on Training (SCT) is in charge of all PIC/S activities in the field of training. It is the oldest Sub-Committee and exists since 1993 (first established as a “Working Group” under the PIC Committee of Officials, before becoming a Sub-Committee within the new PIC/S organisational structure). Its general mandate is to co-ordinate and monitor all PIC/S training activities, in particular Seminars and Expert Circles. Considering the expansion of Expert Circles and as training is only a (small) part of their activities, a separate Sub-Committee on Expert Circles (SCEC) was also established.
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