IAoCR provides accreditation, consultancy and independently accredited training for clinical research professionals.
To help organisations verify the competence of their workforce.
IAoCR Job Vacancies

Due to ongoing expansion, we are looking to grow the IAoCR team further.  If you would like more information about any of the following roles please email us.

Training & Marketing Coordinator-UK

Clinical Research Trainer & Assessor-UK

Trainee Clinical Research Trainer & Assessor-UK

Clinical Research Training Associate-USA/UK (self-employed)

New Roles for IAoCR Team Members

The appointment of Karen Ruthven to the IAoCR marks new roles for two existing IAoCR team members;  Fiona Wallace will join Ian Blackshire, in the Business Development team with the new title of Director of Education and Development.  Martin Robinson will take on an ambassadorial role heading up not-for-profit initiatives, CSR and media relations. “A strong leadership team is essential to IAoCR as we continue to grow and pioneer new standards for the industry” said Jacqueline Johnson North, CEO “2013 was an exciting year for us and we need to ensure we continue to grow an excellent team that can support the needs of our current and future clients”.

IAoCR Task Force Develops Global Clinical Research Competencies

An IAoCR Task Force of volunteers from 22 clinical research organisations across the globe has developed clinical research competencies frameworks for four key roles: CRA, Project Manager, Training Manager and Investigator.  The IAoCR is currently reviewing the competencies and draft documents will be sent to industry for consultation and feedback in Q1 2014.  For more information please contact Martin Robinson.

ICON Partner to Develop Drug Safety Associate Accreditation

ICON and IAoCR have partnered to provide a Drug Safety Associate Accreditation for the industry (DSIACR).  ICON’s entire team of Drug Safety Associates will be the first to undertake the accreditation programme next year, prior to it being made openly available to the whole of industry.  A number of organisations involved in clinical trials have expressed an interest in the programme.  Please telephone +44 (0)1628 784906 or email us for further information.

The International Academy of Clinical Research (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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