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June 11 - Remote Monitoring (C26)  - Save the date!      

September 2-3 - Annual Conference (incorporating ICR AGM) 

September 10 - Risk-Based Monitoring (C28) 

September 17 - Remote Monitoring (C29) 

September 23-25 - Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice (C30)    October 1 - Next Steps in Clinical Trials Management (C32) 

October 9-10 - Skills & Competencies of a Clinical Trials Manager (C34) 

October 15 - Introduction to the Principles of GCP (C35)

November 4 - Freelancer Forum

November 17 - Ethics and GCP forum


 If you would like to register an Interest in any of these events please send an email quoting the Event name or course number to icrenquiries@yahoo.co.uk. We will notify you 24 hours before event registration opens to the public.

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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