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Improving the Clinical Research Sector from the Inside

Posted on: 09 Mar 18
Improving the Clinical Research Sector from the Inside

Maidenhead, United Kingdom, 8 March 2018 – IAOCR has announced new dates for the latest TIACR, clinical research industry’s leading accredited course specifically for Clinical Research Trainers. Running from 10-11 April, 2018, this unique independently accredited training program uses assessment criteria mapped to the International Standard Classification of Education developed by UNESCO. The course, which is now open for registration, culminates in an IAOCR Qualified Status Certification recognizable by educational establishments and employers globally.

One of the key objectives of this program is to develop highly effective clinical research trainers who are able to deliver learning aligned to both organizational and individual learners’ goals. The benefit for organizations is to have learning and development professionals who are able to deliver training in a highly cost effective and targeted manner, aligned to the organizations goals.

“The strength of an organization is directly related to the capabilities of the individuals within it. These individuals can only be as good as the training they receive from competent trainers. This is why training should be conducted by a Qualified Clinical Research Trainer who has clearly demonstrated their abilities and competence at training,” explained Karen Ruthven, Global Head of Workforce Competence Services, IAOCR. “This course is an important opportunity to ensure your workforce is the best it can be to compete in the industry.”

The Qualified Clinical Research Trainer Certification (TIACR) is relevant to anyone involved in delivering training within a clinical research setting. Individuals must provide evidence that they can demonstrate all the relevant core competencies expected of a competent clinical research trainer. The accreditation process is focused on determining whether someone has the skills, knowledge and behaviors to fulfill their role.

People who are interested in participating in the next training session running 10-11th April, 2018 can  get in touch with Karen Ruthven: Places are strictly limited. Those people who are unable to attend the course but want to obtain the accreditation through other means, can get in touch with Karen about how they or their colleagues can get accredited.

To learn more about IAOCR please visit or call:

  • International: +44 1628 784906
  • US Toll Free: +1 855 407 6679
  • UK: 01628 784906

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Notes to editors


IAOCR is the accrediting organization for the international clinical research industry. We work with clinical research organizations that are passionate about improving the effectiveness and efficiency of clinical trials by addressing human factors that work alongside the technologies and processes.

IAOCR business processes and accreditations have been built specifically for the clinical research industry. They provide a quality mark to organizations committed to globally consistent, high quality clinical trials workforces.

We believe that clinical trial patients anywhere in the world deserve the best protection in terms of rights and wellbeing. Therefore, in addition to providing accreditation, training and consultancy services, IAOCR works with industry leaders and regulators around the globe to develop best practice guidelines and frameworks that are freely available to everyone. To find out more about the best practice initiatives visit

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Jen Husdan
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Last updated on: 09/03/2018

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