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Illingworth Research Company History

Our Core Beliefs

There are many crucial aspects of delivering a successful project. One of the most significant is the quality of the relationship between the sponsor and CRO. The importance of teams sharing the same approach, values and ethics and the ability of project managers to forge positive relationships with all stakeholders, cannot be underestimated.

As a family-run and owned business, our culture is unique amongst CROs and our flat organisational structures. We offer open channels of communication and flexible supportive approach, mean we’ve gained a reputation for being great to work with. However, Illingworth has grown organically over the companies’ 20 year history, now offering many services globally. CRO and Medical Photography services are currently offered globally. On and Off-Site Research Nursing capabilities are expanding in support of the patient centricity movement (please click here to view operating locations for this service). 

Our focus on attracting, training, resourcing and retaining the best talent in the industry, has proved a key strategic investment which continues to pay us dividends and finds clients repeatedly asking for particular staff to work on their projects again.

Company History

1998
1998

The Company for founded in 1998 as CDSS

The Company for founded in 1998 as CDSS
CDSS initially provided UK and European CRO services. By 2010 CDSS had become a leading provider of specialist research nurses. The company further expanded its CRO operations in Europe.  
2011
2011

CDSS relaunched and divided into Illingworth Research Ltd and ResearchNurses.co

CDSS relaunched and divided into Illingworth Research Ltd and ResearchNurses.co
CDSS was relaunched in 2011. Dividing into Illingworth Research Ltd. focusing on CRO services and ReseachNurses.co which provided research nursing services. In this period our research nurse bank expanded into Europe and the US. Illingworth Research also started its specialist medical photography services globally.
2017
2017

The company unites as Illingworth Research Group.

The company unites as Illingworth Research Group.
Expansion continues with a business entity in Melbourne Australia. Illingworth also expands the geographical coverage of its on and off-site research nursing services. Medical photography capabilities develop with the availability of remote technology.

The Future

“While we are happy to expand, the supportive working environment created by a family-owned and family-run business has developed exceptional staff able to support and add value to clients and projects and this is something we are determined to maintain.” Helen Springford, Vice President of Strategic Development.

Establishing our Research Nursing services in Australia enables us to offer an improved service internationally and constant technological advances ensures our medical photography services continue to develop and improve in quality as well as make the service more accessible on devices. Technology has also recently influenced our CRO offering in that 2017 saw us begin to offer eTMF services via Montrium.