Global Clinical Operations


ICON GPHS provides the full portfolio of ICON services needed to conduct GCP-compliant clinical trials, including study design and protocol development, regulatory consultations and submissions, site selection, data management, clinical monitoring, quality assurance, medical writing, and staff training. Our clinical research and regulatory operations for Phase I-IV trials have historically primarily focused in the US and Africa, but as part of ICON’s global footprint, we can manage operations for trials of any size, location, and indication.

On-site professional staffing and program management

Today, over 400 ICON GPHS employees currently staff US Government laboratories, GMP manufacturing facilities, clinical trials centers, biomedical research laboratories, and regulatory affairs offices, all serving the mission of generating new and safe medical products. These employees have participated in the conduct of more than 200 government-sponsored clinical trials for more than 60 investigational products for a wide range of diseases.

We offer staffing solutions across all aspects of clinical research and medical product development for federal and commercial clients.

Biotech acceleration and Strategic Consulting

Through our work in the military research corridor and alliances with world-class university researchers at Case Western, UNC, SUNY Upstate, and others, we have established a strong network of consulting physicians and scientists with expertise in clinical research. This collaborative effort developed into our Medical Experts Office, which now offers consulting services for clinical trial design, regulatory strategy, and all aspects of medical product development. Additional strategic consulting services are offered by members with decades of experience in biotech and pharma, as well as government research centers.

Logistics and capacity building

We provide logistical support including:

  • Import and export of supplies and investigational products
  • Laboratory construction and annotated biological sample repositories
  • Medical transport (incl. ground and air support) and mobile labs
  • Equipment, power generation, cold storage