The Guidelines for Good Epidemiology Practices (GEPs) for Occupational and Environmental Epidemiologic Research address the conduct of studies generally undertaken to answer questions about human health in relationship to the work place or the environment. The GEPs propose minimum practices and procedures that should be considered to help ensure the quality and integrity of data used in epidemiologic research and to provide adequate documentation of the research methods. The GEPs address the process of conducting individual epidemiologic studies and do not prescribe specific research methods.
The Guidelines for Good Epidemiology Practices propose minimum practices and procedures in the following areas:
I. Organization and Personnel
II. Facilities, Resource Commitment, and Contractors
IV. Review and Approval
V. Study Conduct
VIII. Quality Assurance