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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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2015 Forums/Events:


  •  October 9th Project Management Forum
  • November 20th 2015 Ethics and GCP Forum 

ICR EXAMS - 2015

25th September Certificate and Diploma

2015 Courses - OPEN FOR BOOKING: 


  • September 11th D38 Risk Based Monitoring

  • September 18th D39 Remote Monitoring
  • September 22-24th D40 Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Practice
  • October 1st D42 Study Delivery Skills for Clinical Researchers
  • October 13-14th D43 Skills and Competencies required of a Clinical Trial Manager
  • October 8th D45 Introduction to the Principles of GCP
  • October 9th D46 Essentials of Essential Document Management
  • October 15th Aim High: How to get more out of Quality Management, Your Audits and Inspections
  • October 29th D48 Effective Accompanied Visits
  • November 4-5th D49 Advanced Monitoring
  • November 10-12th D51 Effective Clinical Trial Project Management
  • November 13th D50 Leading Global Projects
  • November 17th-19th D54 Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Practice
  • November 24th D55 Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring
  • November 25th D56 Clinical Trial Administration - Beyond the Basics
  • November 26th GCP and Updates in Current Issues
  • December 8th D58 Impact of the EU Regulation
  • December 9th D59 Introduction to Line Management
  • December 10th D60 Coaching for High Performance

Details of 2016 training coming soon 

In the News this week

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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Tel: +44 (0)1628 501700

Fax: +44 (0)1628 501709

Finance: +44 (0)1628 501703 Thursdays only

Friday/Out of hours: +44 (0) 759 460 8470





Office hours

 09:00-17:00 UK time, Monday-Thursday

Postal address

The Institute of Clinical Research

10 Cedar Court

Grove Park

White Waltham Road




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The premier organisation for professionals in all aspects of clinical research