IAOCR provides accreditation, consultancy and independently accredited training for clinical research professionals.
To help organisations verify the competence of their workforce.
Shadow Health Minister Pledges Support for Accreditation

Speaking at the IAOCR Industry Leaders Think Tank on 25 June UK Shadow Health Minister, Andrew Gwynne MP stated that clinical research is “one of the only regulated industries with no clear standard on competence”.  Mr Gwynne pledged to continue working with IAOCR to bring about a standard for the industry.

Industry Leaders Form Working Parties

Senior representatives from the world’s leading sponsors, CROs and other stakeholder organisations are joining forces to drive forward accreditation and find solutions to the industry’s talent shortage.  If you are interested in joining a working party please contact Jane Gulmez.

Partnering to Introduce New Talent to the Industry

IAOCR is delighted to be working in partnership with University of Kent & Medway School of Pharmacy to develop accredited e-Learning modules.  The modules will be available on a standalone basis and also integrated into degree programmes as part of higher level apprenticeships aimed at young people wanting to enter the clinical research sector.  Please contact us for further information.

USA Trainers & Assessors Needed

Due to significant and increasing interest from the USA, IAOCR is seeking to appoint a number of high quality trainers and clinical research competence assessors based in the US.  We are keen to hear from professionals with clinical research monitoring and/or project management experience that are currently working as trainers or interested in moving into this field.  Full training and support will be provided for successful applicants.

Applications are invited for employed and self-employed (associate) positions on a part-time or full-time basis.  For further information please contact Karen Ruthven.

IAOCR provides independently recognised, competence-based accreditation, consultancy and accredited training for clinical research professionals. This helps organisations to verify the competence of their workforce.

A competent workforce enables organisations to conduct clinical trials efficiently and effectively thus reducing risks, reducing costs, saving time and helping to bring new treatments to market quicker.

Accreditation provides a number of benefits to organisations:


  • Reduces risks to patients, trial timelines & trial completion rates
  • Reduces error rates, enabling cost reduction and preventing delays
  • Ensures a global standard for staff competence, providing consistency of quality

HR / Employee Development

  • Supports employee engagement and retention
  • Demonstrates employer commitment to meaningful employee development – aids “employer of choice” status
  • Provides a stepping stone to postgraduate qualifications

Grow Profitability

  • Accelerates new treatments to market to grow competitive advantage
  • Provides verification of competence - reassuring trial sponsors
  • Reduces trial costs and increases profitability

Corporate Responsibility

  • Reassures clinical trial subjects, enabling improved recruitment rates
  • Supports market perception

Accreditation helps to ensure that GCP is adhered to and that patients’ rights and wellbeing are upheld.

For more information please telephone: +44 (0)1628 784906 or email us

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