Recommended Literature and Courses (4/6 Drug Development Series)

2 min read – The best additional literature and course resources on drug development we are aware of at this point.


Certified training is mandatory for most activities in drug development for staff at sponsors, trial sites, vendors or regulatory agencies. A wide range of online and in-person courses exist. The following lists some established providers we have used for training colleagues in the past and a list of strongly recommended complementary reading (think of “most important references used in the series”):

Manufacturing: Video on the 10 principles of GMP (not strongly recommended, but it’s OK; note that it’s not certified)

Quality Assurance: Good overview of quality management systems by one QMS vendor (not certified): 

Pre-clinical: This is a solid GLP resource (not certified)

Clinical Trials:

Complementary reading to the Drug development Series :


Other articles in this series

  1. Stakeholders in Drug Development
  2. The Blueprint of Drug Development
  3. Origins of Drug Regulation
  4. Recommended Literature
  5. Alvea: A Case Study of the Fastest Biotech to Go to In-Human Trials
  6. Conclusions