International Clinical Researcher of the Year 2023

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 2022 finals days were a mix of virtual and live events, with finalists competing either via video link or in front of our panel of esteemed experts. We also saw the return of the live awards ceremony, which was a welcome return for everyone involved in this competition.

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 in your industry.

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


January 2023


Entry Closes

March 2023


Singles Finals Day

May 2023


Team Finals Day

May 2023


Gala Dinner & Awards


Key dates

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