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Jeremy Hunt: 'Staff errors' waste NHS £2.5bn
Traditional and Innovative Experimental and Clinical Trial Designs and Their Advantages and Pitfalls.
An Introduction to the TMF Reference Model
Data used to approve some drugs are in doubt after software issue
The Surprising Problem of Too Much Talent
Cancer: Winning the War? [Video] - The 64th Annual Lindau Meeting
UK Research Integrity Office welcomes new Chair
Stunning complete remission rates for Novartis CAR therapy
FDA Publishes New Strategic Roadmap, Emphasizes Regulatory Science
Apple & Facebook will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs
AbbVie board ditches planned $55 billion
Indian drugmakers scramble to prevent shortages of HIV/AIDS meds
British startup finishes quick and easy Ebola test
NIH turns on Big Data funding faucet
FDA Wants to Study if Drug Color, Shape and Size Affect Patient Adherence
Australia Announces Major Change in Device Regulation Policies
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Gilead, Allergan, Novo and Valeant chiefs make the list of world's top 10
10 drugs that could stop Ebola
HIV spikes reveal clues for vaccine development
Takeda appoints new vaccine development head as Novartis' Oswald heads for the door
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Genomics England picks partners for UK100K project

UK ‘One stop shop’ for advice on regenerative medicine opening for business


ICR Publications Career guidance ebooks - free download

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  • To Be a CRA[pdf/542KB] An eBook with information about how to become a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). 
  • To Be a CTA [pdf/524KB] An eBook about the role of the Clinical Trial Administrator (CTA). 
  • To be a pharmacy professional [pdf/569KB] An eBook about the role of the pharmacy professional in clinical research. 


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The ICR Guide to Freelancing New 2013 edition Hundreds of ICR members already work as consultants or freelance contractors, and many more clinical research professionals are considering it. Anyone working freelance needs to feel confident they comply with business and tax regulations, and that their venture will succeed. 

  • Clinical Trial Design - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Archiving Clinical Trial Documents - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Outsourcing Clinical Research Projects - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Statistics in Clinical Research - Updated summary coming soon 
  • Management & Leadership Essentials - Updated summary coming soon Communication & Presentation Skills - Updated summary coming soon 


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