ICR Expands into Asia Pacific with PACRA

September 13, 2010
Company News Release

The Institute of Clinical Research (ICR) has signed a significant new partnership agreement to provide research and training to clinical research professionals throughout the Asia Pacific region.

The collaboration with the Pan-Asian Clinical Research Association (PACRA) will expand the ICR’s global presence in the Far East and add new training resources to PACRA members.

Dr Paul Wathall, interim chief executive of the ICR, commented: "We're delighted to be working with PACRA on such an exciting project. ”

PACRA was established earlier this year and aims to promote clinical research training and continuing professional development for clinical researchers in Asia. It provides current information, news and topical articles along with a range of special features for clinical research professionals across the region.

As part of the agreement the ICR’s members’ journal CRfocus will be produced quarterly and rebranded as ‘Silk Route’ for the Asia Pacific members via the PACRA website. Joint members will benefit from discounted ICR learning resources and training courses.