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

Blueprint wins 1st FDA approval with targeted cancer drug

By ICR Secretariat / 15/01/2020 11:59 AM

Boston-based Blueprint Medicines on Thursday won its first-ever drug approval, securing clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for its geneti…

NHS migraine kit to prevent ‘thousands’ of hospital stays

By ICR Secretariat / 15/01/2020 11:58 AM

The NHS has announced a new “Headache and Migraine Toolkit”, with hopes of avoiding up to 16,500 emergency hospital admissions every year.

The organi…

GSK's plan to take over the HIV drug market hasn't worked out

By ICR Secretariat / 15/01/2020 11:57 AM

British drug giant GlaxoSmithKline wants to claim a larger piece of the HIV drug market. Its strategy: convince patients, doctors and insurance provid…

5 biotech trends to follow in 2020

By ICR Secretariat / 15/01/2020 11:56 AM

Biotech ended 2019 on a tear, buoyed by renewed dealmaking and unexpectedly positive trial results for several smaller companies.

But, entering an el…

New ‘fast-track’ system for tinnitus and hearing loss

By ICR Secretariat / 15/01/2020 11:55 AM

Action on Hearing Loss and the Medicines Discovery Catapult have teamed up to launch a new “Hearing Medicines Discovery Syndicate”, a collaboration de…

MHRA Good Practice Symposia week (11 to 14 February 2020)

By ICR Secretariat / 15/01/2020 11:15 AM

Between 11 to 14 February 2020, the MHRA will be hosting a week-long series of events as part of the Good Practice Symposia Week. The week will includ…

International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2020 - Entry Closing

By ICR Secretariat / 14/01/2020 12:54 PM

Entry for the 2020 International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition will be closing on the 23rd of January!

Now celebrating its 21st year, t…

Events and Courses

Clinical Research for Non-Clinical Researchers J1

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

Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice J2

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

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...

So you want to be a CTA J4

Clinical Trial Administration - Beyond the Basics J7

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

Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring J8

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 ...

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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