The Institute of Clinical Research (The ICR) has the provision of learning at its core. This aligns to our mission and goals to develop professionals, share knowledge and raise standards across our industry and allied contributors.  The ICR is proud of its training offerings that have been developed over our lifetime and draw on the combined knowledge of our Trainers and feedback from previous delegates. Each year we review every course and its contents to ensure the veracity and accuracy of the courses delivered.

Course Types

The ICR offers different types of learning opportunities for individuals and company groups. With this flexible approach to training, The ICR has been offering training in many ways for over 40 years.

Coming together to enjoy the benefits of sharing the learning experience with delegates from other organisations and take advantage of the opportunity to ask our expert trainers about your specific issues, even if not part of the core topic. These face-to-face sessions are preferred for the 2 and 3 day courses as the breadth of learning requires a more interactive focus.

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Adopted now by many and used by The ICR for most of the 1-day courses, this approach allows for the flexibility of learning remotely and means location is not a hindrance. The day is split with suitable breaks and exercises to allow for the best use of this modality and continued interaction with the trainer.

Let our Trainers come to you!

The ICR offers all of our courses to our clients at a location of their choice and The ICR will also provide fully tailored and even bespoke courses to meet specific client needs where possible. This can involve using your working practices, terminology, templates, and processes in the learning activities so that the delegates can readily relate theory with actual working practice in your company or institution. Using the in-depth knowledge and experience of management and technical issues within the clinical research environment that our Trainers possess, they will design and deliver training modules or programmes designed to fit in with the busy work schedules of your staff as necessary.  This can also be a great team building experience and encourages cross team/department collaboration and sharing of expertise.

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For specific information on the course of interest and dates for 2024 please click on the relevant course or email The ICR office on

Please note that each course is required to have a minimum number of registered delegates to run, and your place will be rolled over to the next occasion if necessary.

Additional Courses are being planned and if you have a request for additional training not listed, please contact The ICR office on

General Information

Course Timings

Courses generally open for registration at 9am and finish by 5pm. Your specific course information received upon booking will provide the specific times set by the trainer.

Course Location

For all our face-to-face training the courses are held at The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Moor Hall Conference Centre, The Moor, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9QH. This venue offers both excellent meetings rooms but also on-site accommodation making this as streamlined as possible for attendees and Trainers.

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Course Outcomes

All delegates receive a copy of the course materials and upon completion a Certificate of Attendance including the appropriate continuous personnel development (CPD) points. CPD is a key part of the professional development process The ICR supports.


Taking the step to become certified, you will be able to provide evidence of your experience and expertise as a clinical research professional. By passing an ICR exam you will attain certification of your clinical research knowledge and skills and will improve your prospects.

ICR Certificate Exam

This may be taken once the theory, and basic principles of clinical research are acquired. This exam consists of 60 Multiple Choice Questions. This provides our members with an initial recognition of their clinical research knowledge and is especially useful for those looking to move into the area from an allied role.