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

COVID-19 tracker: CureVac shot falls short in late-stage trial; Expired Pfizer shots given to nearly 900 New Yorkers

By ICR Secretariat / 17/06/2021 03:17 PM

Germany's CureVac reported its vaccine was just 47% effective against COVID-19 in late-stage trials, far below its other mRNA rivals. 

Nearly 900 peop…

MHRA approves Venclyxto for newly diagnosed AML

By ICR Secretariat / 17/06/2021 03:15 PM

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has approved AbbVie and Roche’s Venclyxto for the treatment of newly diagnosed acu…

Johnson & Johnson told to throw out 60M COVID-19 shots made at troubled Emergent site: report

By ICR Secretariat / 17/06/2021 03:13 PM

The manufacturing debacle at Emergent BioSolutions' Baltimore plant keeps getting worse.

Bristol Myers sued over delayed approval of cancer cell therapy

By ICR Secretariat / 10/06/2021 10:29 AM

  • A bank representing former Celgene shareholders has sued Bristol Myers Squibb, claiming the pharmaceutical company failed to work diligently to win U…

Regeneron leaps ahead in COVID-19 antibody race, scoring FDA nod for lower dose and subcutaneous injection

By ICR Secretariat / 10/06/2021 10:28 AM

When Eli Lilly gained emergency use approval for its COVID-19 antibody treatment last October, it was a major triumph for a company aiming to satisfy …

MHRA authorises Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds

By ICR Secretariat / 10/06/2021 10:26 AM

The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has extended the authorisation of Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use in chil…

Covid-19: UK in early stages of third wave - scientist

By ICR Secretariat / 03/06/2021 03:41 PM

There are signs the UK is in the early stages of a third wave of coronavirus infections, a scientist advising the government has said.

BREAKING NEWS: UK approves J&J’s one-dose COVID-19 vaccine

By ICR Secretariat / 03/06/2021 03:39 PM

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has authorised Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) single-dose COVID-19 vaccine toda…

A hugely consequential decision:' How Biogen's Alzheimer's drug came to face the FDA

By ICR Secretariat / 03/06/2021 03:38 PM

By June 7, the regulator will decide on whether to approve aducanumab, a decision that could have far-reaching consequences for patients, Biogen and A…

Off-the-shelf CAR-T, a Tagrisso rival and the next breast cancer drugs: a look ahead at ASCO

By ICR Secretariat / 27/05/2021 10:49 AM

On Wednesday evening, cancer doctors and researchers got an early peek at the clinical trial results set to be presented next month at the American So…

Covid: Pfizer and AstraZeneca jabs work against Indian variant - study

By ICR Secretariat / 27/05/2021 10:44 AM

The Pfizer and AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccines are highly effective against the variant identified in India after two doses, a study has found.

GlaxoSmithKline dumps entire stake in respiratory partner Innoviva for $392M

By ICR Secretariat / 27/05/2021 10:42 AM

As GSK forges ahead with its plan to split into two by next year, the pharma giant has unveiled plans to sell its entire stake in respiratory drug par…

Covid: Increasing confidence jabs work against Indian variant

By ICR Secretariat / 20/05/2021 03:06 PM

The UK has "increasing confidence" that Covid-19 vaccines work against the Indian variant of the virus, the health secretary has said.


Coronavirus vaccines are rolling out quickly. Here's where the pipeline stands.

By ICR Secretariat / 20/05/2021 03:04 PM

Scientists, drugmakers and governments have moved with unprecedented speed to develop multiple vaccines for the new coronavirus.

Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds

By ICR Secretariat / 20/05/2021 03:01 PM

Long working hours are killing hundreds of thousands of people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The first global study …

Events and Courses

Inspection Readiness K24

This course enables delegates to develop an effective strateg...

Introduction To Clinical Trials & Clinical Trials Practice K25

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

Effective Project Management for Clinical Trials (3 Days ) K26

This practical course provides delegates with basic project management techniques that can be applied to clinical trial project management. Learning i...

ICH E8 (R1) and the Importance of Risk and Process Thinking in Clinical Trials K27

ICH E8 (R1)  has been adopted since 2020. Are you ready to focus on...

ISO-14155:2011 - Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices for Human Subjects - Good Practice K28

Medical Devices have a fundamental role in saving lives by providing innovative healthcare solutions for the diagnosi...

GCP for Experts K23

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

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