Welcome to the Institute of Clinical Research

Welcome to the Institute of Clinical Research

About Us

The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) is the probably 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

Good Clinical Practice Symposium 2019 (non-commercial)

By ICR Secretariat / 13/08/2019 12:16 PM

As part of my role as GCP Operations Manager and Lead Senior GCP Inspector, I am working with Mandy Budwal-Jagait (Senior GCP Inspector) on this year’…

E8(R1) Public Stakeholder Meeting

By ICR Secretariat / 12/08/2019 03:41 PM

ICH is announcing a public meeting entitled “ICH Global Meeting on E8(R1) Guideline on General Considerations for Clinical Trials”, to be held on Octo…

Wellington raises €210M fund to back European biotechs

By ICR Secretariat / 05/08/2019 02:22 PM

Wellington Partners has raised a €210 million ($234 million) life science fund to back biotechs in German-speaking parts of Europe and beyond. The fun…

RCGP warns new PM that we ‘cannot risk no-deal disruption’

By ICR Secretariat / 05/08/2019 02:21 PM

Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has addressed the new prime minister Boris Johnson in a letter, outlining t…

Novel discovery of links between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease

By ICR Secretariat / 05/08/2019 02:21 PM

A link between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease has been discovered. The findings add to the understanding of the role metabolic dysfunction …

Amgen's KRAS drug shows promise in 2 additional cancers: colorectal and appendiceal

By ICR Secretariat / 05/08/2019 02:20 PM

Amgen’s KRAS inhibitor made a splash at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, and with good reason—it was the first…

Big pharma deals show industry's weak spots

By ICR Secretariat / 05/08/2019 02:19 PM

Big pharma is getting bigger.

Three of the largest takeovers in the industry's history were announced within the past 14 months, creating what would h…

Essex strep A outbreak deaths rise to 13

By ICR Secretariat / 29/07/2019 01:34 PM

A 13th patient has died from an outbreak of the invasive Group A Streptococcus (iGAS) bacterium in Essex.

Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)…

Researchers unlock access to pain relief potential of cannabis

By ICR Secretariat / 29/07/2019 01:34 PM

The cannabis plant creates anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving molecules that are 30 times more powerful than Aspirin.

Parkinson's disease: 'Smartwatch' tracker monitors patients at home

By ICR Secretariat / 29/07/2019 01:33 PM

A smartwatch-style device that tracks patient's movements has been hailed as "the future of Parkinson's care."

The personal Kinetigraph (PKG) monitors…

As new prime minister takes the helm, U.K.-based GSK still balks at 'no deal'

By ICR Secretariat / 29/07/2019 01:32 PM

It wasn’t the best timing for GlaxoSmithKline’s second-quarter financial call: While CEO Emma Walmsley went through the numbers, Britain’s Prime Minis…

Events and Courses

Clinical Allsorts CAF

Provisional Agenda   9:30 - Welcome &...

Clinical Research for Non-Clinical Researchers H27

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

Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices - Foundation H29

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

Risky Business RBF

Risky Business Forum Risk analysis ha...

Process Thinking in Clinical Trials H28

ICH E6 (R2) has emphasized the importance of risk management in relation to ensuring subject safety and rights as well as data integrity in clinica...

Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice H30

An Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Practice, the ICR’s flagship training course, is accredited by Cranfield University. This highly...

Current Jobs


ICR Secretariat / 22/07/2019 04:04 PM

    The Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trial Management is a compact, part-time …

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