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    ICR at Making Pharmaceuticals 2018!

    By ICR Secretariat / 6/8/2018 1:23:40 PM

    Making Pharmaceuticals have released their promotional video from the 2018 conference! Featuring part of an interview with our Operations Director, Jessica Kirby, who was there representing the ICR!

    Last chance to book onto the ICR Ethics & GCP Forum!

    By ICR Secretariat / 4/13/2018 7:19:09 PM

    There are only a few spaces left on the ICR Ethics and GCP Forum on Monday 16th April so book now to secure your place! 

    The ICR Ethics and GCP Forum provides an excellent opportunity to:

    • Keep up …

    MHRA’s GXP data integrity guide published

    By ICR Secretariat / 3/26/2018 8:02:36 PM

    'The MHRA’s GXP data integrity guide has been published today.

    ‘GXP’ refers to the various good practices regulated by the UK MHRA, including the Good Laboratory Practice Monitoring Authority (GLPMA)…


    PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year Finalists announced!

    By ICR Secretariat / 3/26/2018 7:59:19 PM

    The finalists of the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2018 have been announced!

    The categories are:

    • Clinical Trial Administrator
    • Aspiring Clinical Research Associate 
    • Cl…

    UK PM signals intent to remain with EMA

    By ICR Secretariat / 3/8/2018 10:04:28 AM

    'Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled the government’s desire for the UK to remain part of the European Medicines Agency following its departure from the European Union.

    In a key speech on Brexit …

    FDA Adopts ICH Good Clinical Practice Addendum

    By ICR Secretariat / 3/8/2018 10:00:13 AM

    'The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday finalized its version of the addendum to the International Council for Harmonisation's (ICH) good clinical practice (GCP) guideline.

    The addend…


    Ethics and GCP Forum Available to Book Now!

    By ICR Secretariat / 2/5/2018 11:17:29 AM

    The ICR Ethics and GCP Forum on 16th April 2018 is available to book now! It provides an excellent opportunity to: 

    • Keep up to date with current ethical and clinical research issues
    • Learn about ne…

    Clinical Trial Deaths - Will Clearer Informed Consent Documents Be Enough?

    By ICR Secretariat / 1/27/2018 2:21:25 PM

    'In October 2017, the watchdog group Center for Responsible Science (CRS), along with clinical trial participants and the father of a deceased trial participant, grabbed headlines when it filed a laws…

    500,000 Britons’ Genomes Will Be Public by 2020, Transforming Drug Research

    By ICR Secretariat / 1/17/2018 1:06:45 PM

    "Six drug firms are paying to sequences the genes of every volunteer in the UK Biobank.

    In an effort to vault genetics into a new era of big data, six drugs companies say they will decode the genes o…


    Scientific Archivists Group Change of name to the Health Sciences Records and Archives Association

    By ICR Secretariat / 12/4/2017 3:33:03 PM

    With effect from 1st January 2018, the Scientific Archivists Group (SAG) will change its name to the Health Sciences Records and Archives Association (HSRAA), reflecting more clearly the scope of the …

    Bayer unblinds cancer drug study early to investigate patient deaths

    By ICR Secretariat / 12/4/2017 3:25:51 PM

    "Dive Brief:

    • German drugmaker Bayer AG's efforts to expand use of its prostate cancer drug Xofigo hit a major safety setback Friday, after the company disclosed a Phase 3 study of the therapy would…

    Acorda Takes a $363M Hit as Deaths Lead to Termination of Parkinson's Drug

    By ICR Secretariat / 12/4/2017 3:23:12 PM

    "On Nov. 15, Acorda Therapeutics reported that it had ended enrollment in its Phase III clinical trial of tozadenant for Parkinson’s disease due to several patient deaths. Today, the company announced…


    EMA Move to Amsterdam

    By ICR Secretariat / 12/4/2017 3:19:35 PM

    "Well, that was unexpected. The EU’s third and final vote on the new location of the European Medicine Agency tied between Milan and Amsterdam, with Amsterdam winning the proverbial coin toss tie-brea…

    How Amazon Could Disrupt The CRO Model

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/19/2017 2:36:03 PM

    Kenneth Wu:

    'After my last Clinical Leader article, "How Amazon Could Improve Patient Experience", a friend of mine recommended the book The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon, by Bra…

    International Clinical Researcher of the Year

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/19/2017 2:32:23 PM

    Designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year is a rigorous, real world competi…


    Joint Statement on the Application of Good Clinical Practice to Training for Researchers

    By ICR Secretariat / 11/2/2017 9:31:22 AM

    This joint statement advocates a proportionate approach to the application of GCP training to researchers.
    Good Clinical Practice (GCP) is an international ethical and scientific quality standard for d…