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

Our Mission 
  • To support our members through all stages of their careers
  • To define and refine standards for our profession
  • To provide a forum for discussion of key issues impacting clinical research
  • To promote good relations with other healthcare related groups 
  • To provide opportunities for learning and development to enhance professional competence 
  • To enhance public confidence and understanding of clinical research 


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2016 Forums/Events:

2016 Q4 opening for bookings soon

  • E45 Introduction to the Principles of GCP 4th October 2016
  • E43 Skills and Competencies of a Clinical Trial Manager 11-12th October 2016

  • E46 Essentials of Essential Document Management: Managing the TMF 13th October 2016
  • E47 Aim High: Getting more out of Quality Management and Audits/Inspections 19th October 2016
  • E48 Accompanied Visits [Oversight/Evaluation/Training] 26th October 2016

  • E49 Advanced Monitoring 2-3rd November 2016

  • E51 Effective Project Management for Clinical Trials 8-10th November 2016
  • E50 Leading Global Projects 11th November 2016
  • E57 GCP for Experts 22nd November 2016
  • E55 Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring 23rd November 2016
  • E56 Clinical Trial Administration Beyond the Basics 24th November 2016

  • E58 Impact of the EU Regulation 06th December 2016
  • E59 Introduction to Line Management 07th December 2016
  • E60 Coaching for High Performance 08th December 2016


ICR Exams 2016


  • 23th September Certificate & Diploma [Morning and Afternoon respectively]

ICR Publications Career guidance ebooks - free download

Please respect copyright and only download for your own personal use.


  • 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. 


Other titles for sale 

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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