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 over 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 to 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.


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


Current News

Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules in the Field of Clinical Trials

By ICR Secretariat / 21/09/2018 11:35 AM

The United Kingdom submitted on 29 March 2017 the notification of its intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on Eur…

EUFEPS 2019 Annual Meeting

By ICR Secretariat / 13/08/2018 12:43 PM

After a fruitful Annual Meeting this year, EUFEPS is proud and happy to announce the 2019 Annual Meeting to be held in Frankfurt, Germany between Marc…

Q&A on Data Monitoring Committees: EMA Drafts Consultation

By ICR Secretariat / 08/08/2018 11:30 AM

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) last week opened a consultation on a new question and answer document on data monitoring committees.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Document Manager Awards

By ICR Secretariat / 02/08/2018 10:27 AM

Nominations are now open for the 
2018 Document Manager Awards

This is your opportunity to put forward the companies, hardware and software products tha…

Events and Courses

Statistics for Non-Statisticians G19

THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED. Statistics is the art and science of summarising data.  Statistics play an essential role in all stages...

Data Management for Clinical Researchers G20

Are you a clinical researcher who has to review and approve data management plans, but find yourself struggling to know what you should be lookin...

GCP for Experts G35

This course takes a deeper dive into ICH GCP, exploring the interactions with the other ICH guidance documents. Starting with a refresher on the ...

Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices - Foundation G29

In this one day course we explore clinical investigations for medical devices.  We will review the latest legislation and its impact on determini...

Effective Project Management for Clinical Trials (3 Days ) G36

This three day practical course provides delegates with basic project management techniques that can be applied to clinical trial project management. ...

Impact of the EU Regulation (536/2014) G37

The 2001 Clinical Trials Directive (2001/20/EC) has been criticised by patients, researchers and industry alike for its disproportionate regulatory re...

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