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 - Limited Spaces Available

By ICR Secretariat / 25/02/2020 02:50 PM

The ICR Ethics & GCP Forum has limited spaces remaining.

With the event likely to sell out very soon we would advise booking now. Click here to b…

Half of GPs skip out ‘vital’ diabetes kidney test

By ICR Secretariat / 25/02/2020 02:49 PM

A new survey has unveiled that over half (54%) of GPs and nurses who treat type II diabetics do not carry out the recommended annual Urine Albumin-to-…

Bluebird's gene therapy hits another delay, this time in the US

By ICR Secretariat / 25/02/2020 02:49 PM

Bluebird bio revealed Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration wants more information about one of the biotech's gene therapies, and therefore an…

Heart doctors 'held back stent death data'

By ICR Secretariat / 25/02/2020 02:48 PM

Doctors working on a clinical trial for treatment of heart disease held back key data, Newsnight has been told.

The Excel trial tested whether stents…

New report highlights ‘toxic’ risk of propranolol

By ICR Secretariat / 25/02/2020 02:46 PM

The NHS’ Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has unveiled new concerns about the toxicity of a commonly prescribed beta blocker, propranolol…

Japanese data on cruise ship coronavirus infections backs quarantine strategy

By ICR Secretariat / 25/02/2020 02:45 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Newly released data from a Japanese research institute appears to back the government’s case that its quarantine strategy for the Di…

Events and Courses

Clinical Trial Administration - Beyond the Basics J7

This Course is Fully Booked Clinical Trial Administrators are at the heart of any project team...

Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring J8

This Course is Fully Booked This practical course defines the role of the clinical resea...

Essentials of Essential Document Management; Managing the TMF J9

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

ISO-14155:2011 - Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices for Human Subjects - Good Clinical Practice J3

Approximately 1.5 million different medical devices are available globally; with thousands of new and innovative medical devices being introduced t...

Clinical Investigations for Medical Devices - Foundation J12

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

Vendor Oversight in Clinical Trials J11

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 ...

Current Jobs

Training Opportunity – ICR Trainer

ICR Secretariat / 16/01/2020 03:15 PM
  • Training Opportunity – ICR Trainer


    For over 40 years, The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) h…

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