International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2020

Designed to challenge, recognise and reward the talent and passion of industry and academic researchers, the PharmaTimes International Clinical Researcher of the Year is a rigorous, real world competition that attracts entrants from all over the globe.

Comprising three-stages, the competition offers a unique opportunity for professionals working within the research fraternity to benchmark their skills against their peers in a friendly learning environment, and have them judged by an independent steering group of high-level industry leaders.

The categories in this flagship competition have been designed to ensure that they offer an accurate and fair challenge, whilst simultaneously providing an entry point for all types of clinical researcher and of all experience levels.

Competing is a fantastic way to gain professional recognition from senior clinical operations leaders and key stakeholders, leading to career progression and development. All finalists receive qualitative and quantitative feedback from the judges together with a signed Certificate of Achievement, while winners will take home a pharma trophy - a coveted accolade proving that you are amongst the very best within the industry.

Launched in 1999 as the only competition of its kind for Clinical Researchers, it continues to be an opportunity to recognise clinical excellence in our industry today.

The current environment is dynamic and challenging for Clinical Researchers, this means that career development has never been more important.

Last year's 20th anniversary competition was a huge success and broke a number of records; we saw an incredible increase in entries and passes of more than 50% from 2018, and a 37% increase in essays submitted. With as many as 800 competitors taking part from across the globe. Visit our entry page to see how you can get involved this year.


January 2020


Entry Closes

March 2020


Singles Finals Day

March 2020


Team Finals Day

May 2020


Gala Dinner & Awards


Key dates

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