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

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

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...

Aim High; Getting More out of Quality Management and Audits/Inspections

This course enables delegates to develop an effective strateg...

Essentials of Essential Document Management; Managing the TMF

The MHRA GCP Inspectorate has updated their definition of critical to include, ‘where provision of the Trial Master File (TMF) does not comply wi...

Risk Based Monitoring

This course reviews risk management principles and gives an overview of FDA, EU and MHRA guidance on risk-based approaches to monitoring.

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...

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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