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.

Current News

ICR Trainer's Forum

By ICR Secretariat / 10/11/2016 10:48 AM

We're pleased to announce the next iteration of our ever-popular ICR Chairman's Forums will be held on the 13th December 2016. This forum will focus o…

ICR Christmas Opening Hours

By ICR Secretariat / 09/11/2016 01:15 PM

The ICR Office will be closed from the 22nd December 2016 until the 9th January 2017.

We are contactable on the ICR Mobile (07594 608 470) on the foll…

Innovation and research suffer when visa rules keep scientists at home

By ICR Secretariat / 12/10/2016 03:06 PM

It is becoming increasingly difficult for people – particularly those from the developing world and the global south – to move around the globe. The U…

Pharma to Clinical Investigators: Reach Target Patient Enrollment or You Don't Get Paid

By ICR Secretariat / 12/10/2016 03:05 PM

A study published by Cutting Edge Information found that 87% of surveyed pharmaceutical companies would not submit next-level clinical payments to inv…

Welcome to the ICR website 2.0!

By ICR Secretariat / 12/10/2016 02:04 PM

Welcome to our new website! In collaboration with TWG Systems, we have worked hard to create a website that matches both the needs of members and thos…

ECMC Call for Proposals

By ICR Secretariat / 12/10/2016 11:45 AM

The call for proposal schedule is driven by the New Agents Committee schedule and our partner's offering novel drugs. EOIs are invited to be submitted…

International Clinical Researcher Of The Year 2017

By ICR Secretariat / 12/10/2016 11:38 AM

Designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, the competition offers a unique opportunity f…


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

Coaching for High Performance

Coaching creates a powerful dynamic relationship between two peop...

Impact of the EU Regulation (536/2014) 45

The 2001 Clinical Trials Directive (2001/20/EC) has been criticised by patients, researchers and industry alike for its disproportionate regulatory re...

GCP for Experts

This course provides an in-depth look at the regulatory systems currently in operation in the EU and their impact, together with UK legislation, on...

How to Develop and Manage Outsourced Clinical Trials

We are all looking for value for the money we spend and clinical research is no exception.

Value = Benefit divided by investment, so our aim...

Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice

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

Implementing the updates to ICH-GCP - E6 [R2]

ICH has issued a substantial change to the Good Clinical Practice Guideline, reflecting the substantial changes to the clinical trial landscape sin...

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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