How it works

The PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year competition is free to enter and is open to all levels of clinical researchers working within the pharmaceutical industry.

Stage 1 of the competition is an online multiple-choice questionnaire prepared by the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) consisting of 20 questions based on ICH/GCP questions. This is no more than a couple of hours work and the pass mark to move forward to Round 2 is 80%.

Successful candidates from Stage 1 are invited to complete the 'Clinical Challenge' devised by the competition's Executive Steering Group, with the top performers going on to take part finals.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London next May.

The categories are:

  • Clinical Trial Administrator of the Year (CTA)
  • Clinical Research Associate of the Year (CRA)
  • Aspiring Clinical Research Associate of the Year
  • NEW! In-house Clinical Research Associate of the Year
  • Project Manager of the Year
  • Team Leader of the Year
  • Clinical Research Team of the Year (Entries from Pharma and CRO only)

To enter, simply decide which category best suits your area of expertise. To help you choose, detailed information on all categories is given in the full criteria - click here for more information.

Alternatively, if you have a colleague you would like to nominate for the competition simply fill out the nomination form. We will send an email to your nominee inviting them to enter, and will send you confirmation of this.

How it works

Stage 1:

23rd October 2017 until 31st January 2018

This is an online multiple-choice questionnaire prepared by the Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) consisting of 20 questions based on ICH/GCP questions. This is no more than a couple of hours work and the pass mark to move forward to Round 2 is 80%.

Register your details and start Stage 1 of the competition

Stage 2:

November 2017 until 31st January 2018

Successful candidates from stage one are invited to complete the 'Clinical Challenge' devised by the competition's Executive Steering Group.

Your submission should be no more than 1000 words. It is made anonymous prior to dispatch to the judging panel, and the finalists are identified when the codes are broken live at a special steering meeting when finals places will be announced.

Finals:

Singles Finals - 22 March 2018

Team Finals - 28 March 2018

The top performers in stage two are invited to the finals.

There is no preparation required prior to the finals. Judges are drawn from the competition steering group – and you will only be judged by people from outside your own organisation.

Gala Dinner and Awards

May 2018

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London next May.

Key dates

Entry Closes
Singles Finals Day
Team Finals Day
Awards Event
Clinical Researcher of the Year - The Americas