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

High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance

By ICR Secretariat / 17/09/2019 10:44 AM

High-fat diets are not only bad for your waistline, they are also bad for your brain health. A new study reveals high-fat diets contribute to hypothal…

Launch of health technology accelerator programme

By ICR Secretariat / 17/09/2019 10:43 AM

The Greater Manchester Future of Health Challenge has named 15 health technology start-ups to join the 12-week accelerator programme, Novartis has ann…

My 'anxiety' was actually a rare heart condition

By ICR Secretariat / 17/09/2019 10:42 AM

When Arlene Leitch went to her GP complaining about heart palpitations she was relieved to be told they were likely to be a result of anxiety or drink…

Pfizer hires ex-FDA, MD Anderson researcher as clinical oncology lead

By ICR Secretariat / 17/09/2019 10:41 AM

Pfizer’s been making a few changes to its cancer exec team over the past few years, and today it’s making another as Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, M.…

Drug companies pay for exclusive access to UK genetic data

By ICR Secretariat / 17/09/2019 10:40 AM

Four of the world's largest drug companies have agreed to pay around $120 million for exclusive access to genetic data on hundreds of thousands of peo…

AHPPI Annual Meeting

By ICR Secretariat / 12/09/2019 01:19 PM

The AHPPI is an informal organization whose members all work in human pharmacology and early drug development. The main purpose of the AHPPI is to pro…

U.S. judge orders big drug companies to face opioid trial

By ICR Secretariat / 12/09/2019 12:37 PM

A U.S. judge on Tuesday rejected efforts by major drug makers, pharmacies and distributors to dismiss claims that they caused the nation’s opioid cris…

Amgen puts its KRAS hopes on 'Navy Seals' team of drug hunters

By ICR Secretariat / 12/09/2019 12:33 PM

Amgen's never moved faster.

In late August of last year, the first patient enrolled in a small clinical study received treatment with a cancer drug n…

Gene therapy for rare eye disease set to be offered on NHS

By ICR Secretariat / 12/09/2019 12:32 PM

Patients with a rare inherited eye disorder are set to be able to access a new gene therapy on the NHS which slows down sight loss.

Draft NICE guidan…

Events and Courses

Process Thinking in Clinical Trials H28

ICH E6 (R2) has emphasized the importance of risk management in relation to ensuring subject safety and rights as well as data integrity in clinica...

Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice H30

This course is now fully booked. An Introduction to Clinical Trials and Clinical Trial Practice, the ...

Essentials of Essential Document Management; Managing the TMF H31

This course is now fully booked. The MHRA GCP Inspectorate has updated their...

Project Management Forum PM

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Advanced Monitoring H32

In this highly practical course we look at the root cause of typical inspection findings and work with delegates to develop personal corrective a...

GCP for Experts H33

This course provides an in-depth look at the regulatory systems currently in operation in the EU and their impact, together with UK legislation, on...

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