Resources for clinical researchers

In addition to the academic and educational support provided through a researcher’s supervisory team, there are a number of other sources of support available:

Clinical Research Fellows Newsletter

Find out more about the latest news, events and career development opportunities for clinical research fellows in our quarterly newsletters.

Our next newsletter will be released in late Spring 2021. 

The ICR funding alert

Register now for the ICR's monthly funding alert to find out about:

  • All available funding opportunities from funding bodies such as the MRC, CRUK and the NIHR
  • Fellowships
  • Travel bursaries
  • Equipment grants. 

Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list.

Free access to journals and books

Royal Marsden staff can access ICR'S online journal subscriptions and electronic books for free. This includes access to leading journals either not available through OpenAthens or only available under embargo (New England Journal of Medicine, the European Journal of Cancer, the Lancet, Nature), as well as electronic books covering topics such as MRCP PACES and radiology.

To access this content, you will need an EZproxy password. You can apply for one by sending an email which includes your name and job title to the ICR library. The email must be sent from a Royal Marsden email address.

Once you receive your password, you can access the ICR's journals and books by navigating to this page and following the onscreen links. In addition to journals and books available here, staff also have access to the Reaxys chemical database and Web of Science, a citation search engine that complements PubMed.

Staff wishing to know more can contact the ICR library.

Research Design Service London (RDS) - online resources library

RDS London's online resources library contains information on: 

  • Preparing a grant

  • Study design and research methods

  • Statistics

  • PPI

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Research collaboration 

  • RDS London case studies

Visit the RDS online library

Clinical researcher career guidance

Follow the ICR Research Support team on Twitter.

NIHR Career Development Guidance

NIHR Your Path in Research

MRC Skills and Careers Guidance

CRUK Funding Opportunities for Clinical Academic Career Development

Clinical Research Nursing

Clinical Research Practitioner (CRP) Directory

Frameworks and strategy

Other Resources


Useful Contacts

Academy of Medical Sciences  -  Careers support workshops and meetings, networks, well-established fellows mentoring scheme

The Careers Group, University of London  -  Impartial, expert careers coaching; contact [email protected] for details

Professional bodiesEACR, BACR, the Biochemical Society  -  Careers support, networks, job opportunities, some have mentoring schemes.

ICR Employee Support programme  -  Financial, legal, medical and other types of advice, including access to counsellors

Funders e.g. Cancer Research UK, NIHR, MRC, Wellcome Trust  -  Run regular career development programmes for researchers they fund.