International Clinical Researcher of the Year - Stage 2 Challenges

Congratulations! You have passed the first stage of the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition having answered 80% or more of the MCQ questions correctly.

Please find below the Stage 2 essay challenges - ensure that you complete the correct challenge for your category, as there will be no resubmissions.

Completed challenges should be sent by email to by midnight, 31st January 2017.

Please make sure your submission adheres to the following:

  • Maximum 1000 words; this includes all wording in tables, diagrams and bulleted lists (title and repetition of the title at the beginning of your essay, are not included in this count)
  • A word count must be included with your submission.
  • Essays exceeding the word count will be deemed void by the judges.
  • Please present in an essay format (the use of tables, bulleted lists and diagrams are encouraged)
  • Please use the free plagiarism checker: and include the output with your essay.
  • Do not refer to your name or company within your submission. Your entry should be anonymised. 
  • Word format only (PDF document, will not be accepted)

Entrants will be notified by the end of February 2016 (exact date - tbc) as to whether they have been successful in reaching the finals.

Please keep the finals day clear so that you can take part if you are chosen. They are:

Singles finals day 23 March 2017
Team finals day 30 March 2017

If you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact Debbie Tuesley on +44 (0)1372 414243 or email her at

Good luck!


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