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

Celgene posts pivotal CAR-T data ahead of FDA filing

By ICR Secretariat / 12/11/2019 11:45 AM

Celgene has posted data from a pivotal trial of its CAR-T therapy. The data look competitive against Gilead’s Yescarta and Novartis’ Kymriah, leading …

Would you use a patch of 100 tiny needles over the contraceptive pill?

By ICR Secretariat / 12/11/2019 11:44 AM

A patch filled with tiny needles can inject up to 60 days’ worth of hormonal contraceptives. Women could apply the patch at home, making it a potentia…

First national medical cannabis registry launched

By ICR Secretariat / 12/11/2019 11:42 AM

Europe has launched its first national medical cannabis registry for patients with chronic conditions.

The registry comes at a time when despite the …

How suicidal power factories in brain cells trigger ALS

By ICR Secretariat / 12/11/2019 11:41 AM

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is caused by the progressive degeneration of the motor neurons. But what triggers that decline of these critical c…

Flu cases: Surge in hospital admissions

By ICR Secretariat / 12/11/2019 11:40 AM

Hospitals in England are now seeing very high rates of patients with flu, according to Public Health England figures.

A sharp rise in cases seen by G…

Spiders inspire double-sided sticky tape to heal wounds

By ICR Secretariat / 06/11/2019 02:05 PM

A double-sided tape designed to stick body tissue together after surgery has been inspired by the way spiders exude "glue" to catch their prey in the …

Asthma carbon footprint 'as big as eating meat'

By ICR Secretariat / 06/11/2019 02:03 PM

Many people with asthma could cut their carbon footprint and help save the environment by switching to "greener" medications, UK researchers say.


Key gene in familial Alzheimer’s disease regulates neuronal development

By ICR Secretariat / 06/11/2019 02:02 PM

Age is the most important factor in the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and cancer. Moreover, epidemiological studies in…

Peanut-allergy therapy 'protection not a cure'

By ICR Secretariat / 06/11/2019 02:01 PM

Treating peanut allergy with regular exposure to small amounts of the food is effective - but only if a patient stays on the therapy, a study suggests…

Events and Courses

Clinical Trial Administration - Beyond the Basics H40

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

The ICR Ethics & GCP Forum EGCP2

THIS FORUM IS FULLY BOOKED The ICR Ethics and GCP Forum provides an excellent opportunity to:<...

Clinical Research for Non-Clinical Researchers J1

Are you working with clinical researchers but not actually engaged in clinical research yourself? &nbsp;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 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

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