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

Valneva partners with Oxford Immunotec on T cell analysis for COVID-19 vaccine

By ICR Secretariat / 19/01/2021 03:03 PM


Valneva has chosen UK-based diagnostics company Oxford Immunotec to perform T cell testing on participants receiving its COVID-19 vaccine candidate…

UK says vaccine manufacturing is 'lumpy' but still on course for targets

By ICR Secretariat / 19/01/2021 03:01 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s vaccine rollout is limited by a “lumpy” manufacturing process affecting supplies of both Pfizer and AstraZeneca, but is o…

UK hopes to ease lockdown from March: minister

By ICR Secretariat / 19/01/2021 02:59 PM

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government hopes to ease some lockdown restrictions in March as it presses ahead with Europe’s fastest rollout of COVID-1…

ICR Q1 Open for bookings

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 02:56 PM

Q1 Training Calendar - Open for Bookings!
*These courses will run online via Zoom

K1 ISO-14155:2011 - Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices for Hu…

Tocilizumab and sarilumab cut risk of death in severe COVID-19 patients

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 02:01 PM

Two anti-inflammatory drugs, used to treat a range of conditions including arthritis, have found to reduce the risk of death in severe COVID-19 cases.…

Boehringer Ingelheim announces partnership with Google

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 01:58 PM

German pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim has signed a collaborative agreement with Google Quantum AI to research and implement quantum computing in …

England to launch rapid asymptomatic COVID-19 testing this week

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 01:56 PM

The UK’s Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that community testing for COVID-19 will now be offered to people without symptoms …

Why Indonesia is vaccinating its working population first, not elderly

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 01:51 PM

As Indonesia prepares to begin mass inoculations against COVID-19, its plan to prioritise working age adults over the elderly, aiming to reach herd im…

CRUK Scientists develop drug that targets KRAS pathways

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 01:48 PM

A new study, funded by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and Wellcome, has discovered a new way to target the KRAS mutation, which is found in a number of har…

What you need to know about Coronavirus right now

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 12:51 PM


Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

  • Millions more under lockdown in China
  • U.S. to require negative tests for air pass…

Happy New Year from the ICR!

By ICR Secretariat / 13/01/2021 12:40 PM

We hope all of our members have enjoyed a well-deserved break after an incredibly challenging year.

All inquiries made over the Christmas period will…

Events and Courses

ISO-14155:2011 - Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices for Human Subjects - Good Clinical Practice K1

This course will run ONLINE VIA ZOOM Medical...

Clinical Research for Non-Clinical Researchers K3

POSTPONED - Are you working with clinical researchers but not actually engaged in clinical research yourself?  Do you find ...

The Essentials of Trial Master File (TMF) Management K4

This course will run ONLINE VIA ZOOM The MHRA GCP Inspectorate has updated their definition of critical to include, ‘where provisio...

Essentials of Clinical Trial Monitoring K5

This course will run ONLINE VIA ZOOM. This practical course defines the role of the clinical research monitor and explains the interaction with others...

Vendor Oversight in Clinical Trials K7

This course will run ONLINE VIA ZOOM. Vendor Oversight is currently a hot topic as sponsors and vendors aim to get to grips with what is really requir...

The ICR Ethics & GCP Forum EGCP

The ICR Ethics and GCP Forum provides an excellent opportunity to: Keep up to date with current ethical and clinical research ...

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