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

ICR Ethics & GCP Forum Open for Bookings!

By ICR Secretariat / 07/02/2019 12:03 PM

Thursday 11th April

Now Open for Bookings! 

 

The ICR is running its ever popular Ethics & GCP Forum on 11th April 2019 at The Cruciform Building,…

Common Food Additives May Promote Anxiety and Reduce Social Behavior: Mouse Study

By ICR Secretariat / 28/01/2019 02:44 PM

Summary: A new mouse study reveals common food additives, such as the dietary emulsifiers CMC and P80, may increase the risk of anxiety related disord…

Janssen to use Apple watch for AFib

By ICR Secretariat / 28/01/2019 02:43 PM

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen has announced a research study using the Apple watch to help improve atrial fibrillation (AFib) outcomes, including st…


7 biopharma trends to watch in 2019

By ICR Secretariat / 28/01/2019 02:42 PM

Bristol-Myers Squibb's splashy $74 billion Celgene buy is set to reset the top ranks of pharma, but the industry's year ahead will be shaped more dire…

Pharma comments on Brexit withdrawal rejection

By ICR Secretariat / 28/01/2019 02:41 PM

Commenting on the decision made by UK parliament to vote down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit withdrawal agreement, the European Federation of Pha…

Brexit deal collapse keeps U.K. Pharmas in Limbo

By ICR Secretariat / 28/01/2019 02:39 PM

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was handed a historic defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday as members of Parliament (MPs) rejected her Brexit wit…


Making Pharma 2019

By ICR Secretariat / 25/01/2019 12:29 PM

The ICR is proud to be taking part in Making Pharmaceuticals which will host over 2,000 visiting pharma professionals over two days, and 200+ exhibito…

Common Food Additives May Promote Anxiety and Reduce Social Behavior: Mouse Study

By ICR Secretariat / 25/01/2019 12:25 PM

A new mouse study reveals common food additives, such as the dietary emulsifiers CMC and P80, may increase the risk of anxiety related disorders and a…

Janssen to use Apple watch for AFib

By ICR Secretariat / 25/01/2019 12:23 PM

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen has announced a research study using the Apple watch to help improve atrial fibrillation (AFib) outcomes, including st…


7 biopharma trends to watch in 2019

By ICR Secretariat / 25/01/2019 12:22 PM

Bristol-Myers Squibb's splashy $74 billion Celgene buy is set to reset the top ranks of pharma, but the industry's year ahead will be shaped more dire…

Pharma comments on Brexit withdrawal rejection

By ICR Secretariat / 25/01/2019 12:20 PM

Pharmaceutical groups have weighed in on the UK parliament’s rejection of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Commenting on the decision made by UK parli…

Brexit deal collapse keeps U.K. pharmas in limbo

By ICR Secretariat / 25/01/2019 12:19 PM

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was handed a historic defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday as members of Parliament (MPs) rejected her Brexit wit…


Pressure on NHS at ‘fever pitch’

By ICR Secretariat / 16/01/2019 11:58 AM

The latest NHS monthly performance statistics have shown that pressure on the NHS is at ‘fever pitch’.

A&E attendances in the last 12 months were …

Decades Old Question About Alzheimer’s Protein Answered

By ICR Secretariat / 16/01/2019 11:58 AM

A new study reports amyloid precursor proteins modulate neural signal transmission by binding to a specific receptor. Researchers say modulating the r…

New Bacteria Discovered in Human Blood

By ICR Secretariat / 16/01/2019 11:57 AM

Researchers have identified two new species of bacteria in the blood of patients in China. The bacterias are in the Enterobacter genus and are resista…


The lifesaving food 90% aren’t eating enough of

By ICR Secretariat / 16/01/2019 11:51 AM

If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested?

Naturally it reduces the chances of debilitating heart attacks …



Events and Courses

Foundation in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) H8

This course provides an in-depth look at the regulatory systems currently in operation in the EU and their impact, together with UK legislation, on...


Clinical Trial Administration - Beyond the Basics H9

Clinical Trial Administrators are at the heart of any project team...


Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring H10

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 ...


Essentials of Essential Document Management; Managing the TMF H11

The MHRA GCP Inspectorate has updated their definition of critical to include, ‘where provision of the Trial Master File (TMF) does not comply wi...


Vendor Oversight in Clinical Trials H12

Vendor Oversight is currently a hot topic as sponsors and vendors aim to get to grips with what is really required.  You don’t want to outsource ...


Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices - Foundation H7

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


Current Jobs

ICR General Administration Internship - Paid

ICR Secretariat / 01/11/2017 04:42 PM
  • Institute of Clinical Research - Maidenhead
    Part-time, Internship

    The ICR is looking for a graduate t…

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