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 .

Current News

HRA publishes new proportionate consent guidence

By ICR Secretariat / 21/02/2017 12:13 PM

“Our guidance encourages researchers to take a proportionate approach to seeking consent, so that they can avoid presenting detailed and lengthy infor…

5 Things to Watch on the Drug Approval process

By ICR Secretariat / 21/02/2017 12:05 PM

Dr. Robert Califf, who stepped down last month, shares his thoughts about keeping Americans safe — and making sure drugs actually work — after about a…

Device Registries In Asia-Pacific/MENA Needed As Focus On Real-World Data Grows

By ICR Secretariat / 21/02/2017 11:31 AM

Device industry groups are urging manufacturers and contract research organizations to get involved with an initiative to build medical device registr…

What does it feel like when a billion dollar clinical program fails?

By ICR Secretariat / 05/02/2017 06:26 PM

“Are you sitting down? You won’t believe this, but the DSMB recommended terminating the trial, and I agreed with them."  With this phone call, 17 year…

Post-Bexit-Britain & The UK industrial Strategy

By ICR Secretariat / 05/02/2017 06:04 PM

Life sciences leaders have welcomed the government's new industrial strategy, which gives science and innovation a prominent role in plans for post-Br…

Consultation: ICH Propose Changes to E8 & E6

By ICR Secretariat / 05/02/2017 05:28 PM

On the 12th January ICH announced a consultation for the modernisation of ICH-E8 General Consideration for Clinical Trials and an overhaul of the newl…


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 

Events and Courses

Skills & Competencies of a Clinical Trial Manager

This course explores the role of the manager in the clinical trials environment and defines the skills and competencies required. It provides the oppo...

The Function, Importance and Writing of SOPs

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

Effective Project Management for Clinical Trials

This practical course provides delegates with basic project management techniques that can be applied to clinical trial project management. Learning i...

Accompanied Visits for Oversight, Training and Performance

By observing how people work as well as knowing the results they achieve, managers can be more effective in developing the CRAs to improve their sk...

Advanced Monitoring

In this highly practical course we look at the root cause of typical inspection findings and work with delegates to develop personal corrective...

Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices - Foundation

In this one day course we explore clinical investigations for medical devices.  We will review the latest legislation and its impact on determini...

Current Jobs

Office or Home-Based CRA

ICR Secretariat / 12/10/2016 11:49 AM
  • Medpace is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organisation (CRO), currently seeking a full-tim…

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Medecins Sans Frontieres Investigator

ICR Secretariat / 11/03/2016 11:57 AM
    is offering and exciting and challengin…

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Senior Clinical Research Associate

ICR Secretariat / 11/03/2016 11:55 AM
  • Adaptimmune is a leader in the research and development of T cell-based therapies for the treatment …

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