Since 2006, all clinical researchers - affiliated with the UMCs - are required to follow the Basic Course on Regulations and Organization of Clinical Trials (BROK®) to obtain the corresponding certificate. This course is an initiative of the eight joint University Medical Centers (UMCs).
Clinical investigators involved in research involving human subjects.
The course consists of 3 parts:
- E-learningmodule + Self-assessment (national)
- Centre specific session
- Exam (national)
Participation costs are:
- € 400,- for UMCG/RuG
- € 600,- for external candidates
Since 1 January 2016 the participation costs are excluding 1 re-examination. The re-examination costs are € 100,-.
You can register for this course on the website NFU Brok® Academie.
To register, you must first register in the BROK portal of the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers (NFU). Please note: It is only possible to subscribe until 31 July 2019 and you must complete the current course before 1 January 2020. After 31 July 2019 the BROK will be closed at least until 1 September 2019. New information on the BROK will be published here when this is available.
After registration and payment, the national database offers the following four options:
- to the study arrangements where all the study material is available
- to the 'self-assessment'
- to register for the center-specific session in the UMCG. The following dates are planned (if enough subjects participate): 26 September and 3 December 2019 (8.30-12.30)
- to register for a national exam. You can take the national exam at any UMC, registration closes 7 days before the exam date. Dates in the UMCG are (if enough subjects participate) scheduled for: 30 September and 16 December, 2019 (13.30-16.00)
Denise Mailly, BROK coördinator:
All questions you have about the e-learning, can be asked by e-mail:
Re-certification BROK UMCG
The BROK® certificate is valid for 4 years, after this period a re-registration must take place. You can do this via the online re-registration course of GCP Central. The course meets the requirements set by the NFU BROK Academy.
Clinical investigators with a BROK certificate that expires soon.
It takes approximately 6 hours to finish the e-learning module.
With this basic module you update your knowledge of medical scientific research and the new legislation. The program is accredited by the “Kwaliteitsregister V&V” and “ KNMG-GAIA” with 6 points. BROK® re-registration certificate and update in BROK® register (by EMWO).
To follow this module you must have passed the BROK course and must therefore also be registered in the NFU BROK register. Regulations regarding this are documented in the Opleidings- en examenreglement BROK®.
Please note: your BROK registration will expire after 4 years. The re-certification course only leads to an extension of your BROK registration if your current registration has not expired before you complete the re-registration! If in doubt, contact the UMCG BROK coordinator:
The standard price of the GCP BROK e-learning module is € 125,-.
For UMCG employees a reduced rate of € 87.50 (€ 105.88 incl. VAT) applies if you have a discount code. You can request the discount code at:
You pay online at registration (iDeal or credit card) and after that you will receive an invoice at the specified email address for your administration.
Start the course immediately? Please go to www.mygcp.nl and create an account. Activate your myGCP® account via the activation link that you receive by e-mail. After activation, choose "buy license" and select the BROK® re-registration course in the webshop. After successful payment (iDeal) the training modules are ready for you on your training page in myGCP®. You can immediately start the BROK® re-certification course.