Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association 2014

The GP-TCM RA was officially launched in 2012, as a follow-up organisation of the EU- funded coordination action project dedicated to TCM research. The project resulted in recommendations on best practice issues related to various aspects of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture research, leading to state-of-the-art reports and guidelines published in an open access special issue of Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2012;140:455643). The GP-TCM RA aims to disseminate, validate and further develop these guidelines through continued interregional, interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaborations. It has recently achieved charitable status and has been entered onto the Register of Charities of UK. Membership of the Association is open to scientists and professionals who support the objectives and abide by the rules of the Association.