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

EFGCP Workshop - Quality and Innovation in Complex Studies - 12th June London

By ICR Secretariat / 29/05/2017 09:44 AM

Join this exciting workshop organised by EFGCP, in UCL's Cruciform Lecture Theatre on Gower Street. Discussions range from how to prepare sites for co…

UK Pharmacovigilance Post-Brexit: Lots of Questions, Few Answers

By ICR Secretariat / 10/05/2017 12:07 PM

At last weeks Forum on UK Pharmacovigilance Post-Brexit, a lot of hypotheticals were discussed, but little was said to calm the fears of Qualified Peo…

MHRA Formulating Post-Brexit Plan

By ICR Secretariat / 10/05/2017 11:48 AM

The MHRA have outlined their priorities for 2017/2018, including formulating a vision for the agencies post-Brexit future. One of its top priorities i…

CDRH Forwards Alternate Path for Device Approvals

By ICR Secretariat / 10/05/2017 11:09 AM

The FDA's Centre for Devices and Radiological Health have presented a new path to 'Progressive' approvals for Medical Devices. This would allow device…

FDA, NIH & Industry Advance Templates for Clinical Trial Protocols

By ICR Secretariat / 09/05/2017 02:12 PM

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Tuesday released the final version of a common template for clini…

EMA Publishes Brexit Guidance Section of Their Website

By ICR Secretariat / 04/05/2017 10:22 AM

The EMA have published guidance for marketing authorisation holders over how Brexit will affect their responsibilities. Particularly, they remind comp…

Changes to freelance tax status

By ICR Secretariat / 04/04/2017 12:56 PM

In the Autumn Statement 2016, the chancellor confirmed that, in the public sector only, IR35 status will be determined by the client, not the contract…

FDA reveals recommendations for generics and biosimilars

By ICR Secretariat / 15/03/2017 01:19 PM

The FDA officially unveiled its recommendations for the second generation of user fee agreements covering generics and biosimilars, with commitments t…


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

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...

Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring

This practical course defines the role of the clinical research monitor and explains the interaction with others in key roles as part of the clinical ...

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.<d...

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 ...

Clinical Research for Non-Clinical Researchers

Are you working with clinical researchers but not actually engaged in clinical research yourself? &nbsp;Do you find yourself struggling to u...

Introduction to Line Management

This course is an introduction to the knowledge, skills and competencies that a line manager requires for performance management in the clinical ...

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