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

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…

ICR Office Christmas Closing

By ICR Secretariat / 18/12/2018 09:38 AM

Dear Members, 

We would like to inform you that the ICR office will close on Thursday 20th December and will not re-open until the 7th January 2019.

ICR Ethics & GCP Forum Slides

By ICR Secretariat / 22/11/2018 04:49 PM

Please click the above link to download the slides from the Ethics & GCP Forum

The Inaugural National Healthcare Expo

By ICR Secretariat / 05/11/2018 03:18 PM

The Inaugural National Healthcare Expo is being held on 28th November at Arena MK, Milton Keynes. 

The National Healthcare Expo has a singular focus …

MPs voice concern over clinical trials transparency

By ICR Secretariat / 02/11/2018 11:20 AM

MPs have expressed concern that nearly half of clinical trials in the UK fail to publish their results, “presenting risks to human health and increasi…

ICR Ethics & GCP Forum Nearly Full

By ICR Secretariat / 24/10/2018 05:02 PM

The Ethics & GCP Forum is now 70% sold out and with limited spaces remaining, make sure you book now!


Final Agenda available here

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…

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