How do I enter

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


  • Clinical Site (not suitable for non-UK sites)
  • Clinical Trial Administrators (CTA)
  • Aspiring Clinical Researcher
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Project Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Strategic Partnership Team
  • Clinical Research Team (Teams from Pharma or CRO's 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

Round 1:

5th September 2016 until 31st January 2017

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%.

Round 2:

12th September 2016 until 31st January 2017

Successful candidates from stage one are invited to complete the 'Clinical Challenge' devised by the competition's executive steering committee.

Your submission should be no more than 1000 words. It is anonymised 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.


23rd March 2017 - Singles Finals 30th March 2017 - Team Finals 

Up to ten of 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 committee – and you will only be judged by people from outside your own organisation.

Gala Dinner and Awards

18th May 2017

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at Lancaster London Hotel.


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