Introduction to the ISCR Councils
ISCR has seven functioning councils which constitute the major activities of the Society. Each of the Councils has a Council Coordinator and Members who drive the respective agenda of the Councils, guided by the overall objectives and mission of the Society.
About ISCR Training Council
Training of clinical research professionals is very important especially given the fact that clinical research is a comparatively new discipline, it is heavily regulated and consists of professionals from different backgrounds: physicians, pharmacists, statisticians, life science graduates etc. In addition there is limited standardization of training programmes in India. The Council has representation from various partners including professionals with background in medicine, pharmacy and allied life sciences. Members also work in diverse roles such as Quality, Clinical operations and Business Development, Medical Affairs and Training. The council members along with external stakeholders are responsible for developing high quality programs run in several cities across India.
The aims of the Training Council are to:
- Help in capacity building of clinical research professionals in various topics related to clinical research.
- Generate high quality training programs addressing existing knowledge and skills gaps.
- Create a network of highly trained professionals.
- Work towards certification of key roles in clinical research.
Chair and Co-Chair
Dr. Shekhar Dawkhar