Membership of The Institute of Clinical Research (The ICR) will show recognition for your experience and qualifications in clinical research.

Membership benefits:

  • Designatory letters based on experience: MICR, FICR.
  • Discounted rates for training courses, events and conferences.
  • Exclusive roundtables on specific clinical research topics
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Training Bursary Scheme on application

Membership structure and fees

Membership type Designatory letters Clinical research experience Fee per annum Discounted* fee per annum
Early Careers Clinical Researcher (ECCR) None Not yet in clinical research and/or still studying £10 £10
Affiliate ICR Member None Up to 2 years actively engaged or employed in clinical research or engaged in associated clinical research activity £55 £44
Professional ICR Member MICR Over 2 years’ experience in clinical research £95 £76
Fellow ICR Member FICR Upon application and confirmation of eligibility £150 £150
Honorary Fellow Member HonFICR Upon nomination and following board approval Free upon award Free upon award
Retired Member Dependant upon membership level Previously been Affiliate, Professional or Fellow member £10 £10

Membership is completely portable, so it will transfer even if you change employer and/or role, as long as you keep your contact details up to date.

*Discounted fees apply to those employed by a national health service or employed by an academic institution.

To be recognised at the correct level in your profession, make sure you are at the right level of The ICR membership for your background and experience.

If your membership has lapsed and you wish to rejoin, you can do this online. Please visit your profile and click “Renew Membership” to renew. To upgrade your membership, please renew it at the appropriate level for you.

If you have any queries regarding your membership or renewal, please contact