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

First coronavirus re-infection reported in Hong Kong

By ICR Secretariat / 01/09/2020 03:25 PM

Researchers in Hong Kong claim to have documented the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection.

A 33-year-old was found to be infected with vi…

Changes to Research Application Process

By ICR Secretariat / 10/08/2020 03:49 PM

Changes to Research Application Process
In September this year ARSAC are hoping to launch an online application portal for new research studies.

ICR Ethics & GCP Forum - New Date

By ICR Secretariat / 05/08/2020 04:02 PM

We are delighted to announce that we will be running our Ethics & GCP Forum online via Zoom on the 17th August 2020. If you are unavailable to att…

Experimental Drug for Alzheimer’s May Help Children With Autism

By ICR Secretariat / 03/08/2020 01:59 PM

An extensive international study led by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry found depo…

Trump invites high-stakes showdown with big pharma as election looms

By ICR Secretariat / 03/08/2020 01:58 PM

With just over three months before the U.S. elections in November, President Donald Trump is making a last-ditch effort to stamp his name on a drug pr…

5 FDA approval decisions to watch in the 3rd quarter

By ICR Secretariat / 03/08/2020 01:56 PM

The next few months could bring the first gene therapy for hemophilia, a new type of multiple myeloma drug and an additional treatment option for a de…

Sanofi/GSK sign deal with UK gov for COVID-19 vaccine

By ICR Secretariat / 03/08/2020 01:55 PM

Sanofi and GSK have reached an agreement with the UK government for the supply of up to 60 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.

The vaccine candi…

Early coronavirus vaccine data leave many questions, but some lessons, too

By ICR Secretariat / 03/08/2020 01:54 PM

In the early months of this year, scientists at drugmakers and universities in the U.S., U.K., China and Germany began work decoding the new coronavir…

COVID-19 Statement from the ICR Secretariat

By ICR Secretariat / 21/04/2020 11:46 AM

ICR Membership Announcement

The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) has been closely monitoring Government advice and updates on the sprea…

Events and Courses

ISO-14155:2011 - Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices for Human Subjects - Good Practice J36

POSTPONED Approximately 1.5 million different medical devices are available globally; with thousands of new and innovative medical device...

GCP for Experts J35

This full-day course provides an in-depth look at the regulatory systems currently in operation in the US and EU and their im...

Effective Project Management for Clinical Trials (3 Days ) J37

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

Statistics for Non-Statisticians J38

Statistics is the art and science of summarising data.  Statistics play an essential role in all stages of clinical research from design throu...

Vendor Oversight in Clinical Trials J39

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 ...

Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring J40

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 ...

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