Welcome to the Institute of Clinical Research

Welcome to the Institute of Clinical Research

About Us

The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) is the oldest independent membership-led professional body for global clinical researchers.  

For nearly 40 years, The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) has provided high quality training, networking and support to the clinical research community.  For many Members the Institute has been part of their life throughout their working careers , many have been with the Institute since its first incarnation as the ACRPI.

It is the membership that makes the Institute

How does it all work ?

The Institute of Clinical Research is you the Membership governed by the Articles of Memorandum drawn up by the founding members.

The Board is made up of members who give their time freely to guide the future direction of the ICR.

The ICR Secretariat is the administrative arm of the Institute, its primary focus is the ensure that the wishes of the Board and Membership are carried out and to see to the day to day tasks that any membership organisation generates.


Our Mission

The ICR exists to support our members through all stages of their careers. We do this, in part, by:

  • Defining and refining standards for our profession
  • Providing a forum for discussion of key issues impacting clinical research
  • Promoting good relations with other healthcare related groups 
  • Providing opportunities for learning and development to enhance professional competence 
  • Enhancing public confidence and understanding of clinical research.


Current News

UK PM signals intent to remain with EMA

By ICR Secretariat / 08/03/2018 10:04 AM

'Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled the government’s desire for the UK to remain part of the European Medicines Agency following its departure fr…

FDA Adopts ICH Good Clinical Practice Addendum

By ICR Secretariat / 08/03/2018 10:00 AM

'The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday finalized its version of the addendum to the International Council for Harmonisation's (ICH) g…

Ethics and GCP Forum Available to Book Now!

By ICR Secretariat / 05/02/2018 11:17 AM

The ICR Ethics and GCP Forum on 16th April 2018 is available to book now! It provides an excellent opportunity to: 

  • Keep up to date with current ethi…

Clinical Trial Deaths - Will Clearer Informed Consent Documents Be Enough?

By ICR Secretariat / 27/01/2018 02:21 PM

'In October 2017, the watchdog group Center for Responsible Science (CRS), along with clinical trial participants and the father of a deceased trial p…

500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research

By ICR Secretariat / 17/01/2018 01:06 PM

"Six drug firms are paying to sequences the genes of every volunteer in the UK Biobank.

In an effort to vault genetics into a new era of big data, six…

Scientific Archivists Group Change of name to the Health Sciences Records and Archives Association

By ICR Secretariat / 04/12/2017 03:33 PM

With effect from 1st January 2018, the Scientific Archivists Group (SAG) will change its name to the Health Sciences Records and Archives Association …

Bayer unblinds cancer drug study early to investigate patient deaths

By ICR Secretariat / 04/12/2017 03:25 PM

"Dive Brief:

  • German drugmaker Bayer AG's efforts to expand use of its prostate cancer drug Xofigo hit a major safety setback Friday, after the compan…

Acorda Takes a $363M Hit as Deaths Lead to Termination of Parkinson's Drug

By ICR Secretariat / 04/12/2017 03:23 PM

"On Nov. 15, Acorda Therapeutics reported that it had ended enrollment in its Phase III clinical trial of tozadenant for Parkinson’s disease due to se…

EMA Move to Amsterdam

By ICR Secretariat / 04/12/2017 03:19 PM

"Well, that was unexpected. The EU’s third and final vote on the new location of the European Medicine Agency tied between Milan and Amsterdam, with A…

How Amazon Could Disrupt The CRO Model

By ICR Secretariat / 19/11/2017 02:36 PM

Kenneth Wu:

'After my last Clinical Leader article, "How Amazon Could Improve Patient Experience", a friend of mine recommended the book The Everythin…

International Clinical Researcher of the Year

By ICR Secretariat / 19/11/2017 02:32 PM

Designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, the PharmaTimes International Clinical Resear…

Joint Statement on the Application of Good Clinical Practice to Training for Researchers

By ICR Secretariat / 02/11/2017 09:31 AM

This joint statement advocates a proportionate approach to the application of GCP training to researchers.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an internati…

Events and Courses

Advanced Monitoring G12

Throughout this highly interactive two day practical course, Dr Alison Messom looks at the root causes of inspection findings- Alison will work...

The ICR Ethics & GCP Forum EGCP18

The ICR Ethics and GCP Forum provides an excellent opportunity to: Keep up to date with current ethical and clinical researc...

Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice G13

An Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Practice, the ICR’s flagship training course, is accredited by Cranfield University. This highly...

The Function, Importance and Writing of SOPs G14

The most frequent reported deficiencies during inspections are the lack of written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or the failure to adh...

GCP for Experts G15

This course takes a deeper dive into ICH GCP, exploring the interactions with the other ICH guidance documents. Starting with a refresher on the ...

Word Power G16

Writing is vital in clinical research, from contacting patients and doctors and explaining about the studies, through to communicating the result...

Current Jobs

ICR General Administration Internship - Paid

ICR Secretariat / 01/11/2017 04:42 PM
  • Institute of Clinical Research - Maidenhead
    £7.10 - £7.50 an hour - Part-time, Internship

    The ICR is …

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