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

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  • 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:


Full Details of 2016 training coming soon


Bookings now open for Q1 

Q2 opening for bookings soon

  • MT0116 Managing Stress Better – 23rd February 2016

  • E17 Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring - 06th April 2016

  • MT0416 Influencing and Persuading People - 07th April 2016

  • E16 Clinical Research Skills for Pharmacy Staff - 12th April 2016

  • E20 Vendor Oversight in Clinical Trials - 13th April 2016

  • E18 Proactive Site Management for CRAs - 26th April 2016

  • E22 Clinical Trial Administration Beyond The Basics - 03rd May 2016

  • E21 Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Practice - 10-12th May 2016

  • MT0516 Presenting with Impact - 19th May 2016

  • E23 GCP for Experts - 25th May 2016

  • E25 Statistics for non Statisticians - 1st June 2016


ICR Exams 2016


  • 13th May Certificate & Diploma [Morning and Afternoon respectively]

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

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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. 


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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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