The GMRF Clinical Trials Unit is a cross discipline, collaborative facility established to organise, coordinate and conduct investigator initiated clinical trials and sponsored pharmaceutical company trials.
Benefits of our clinical trials
These phase I-IV clinical trials benefit the community through enhanced medical knowledge about the place and value of new treatments. Medical specialists can gain experience with new therapies and trial participants can take part in study protocols of new and potentially improved therapies. The result is enhanced quality of care and treatment not available as standard care.
Information for the medical community: Conducting a trial with the CTU
The CTU team manages all documentation of clinical trials including paper and computer based case record forms. We also assist with study design, regulatory affairs, database maintenance, and participant recruitment. The CTU takes responsibility for liaising between the Gallipoli Medical Research Institute, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and local ethics committees.
Future plans for the unit include increasing our capacity to assist more clinical researchers with the management of clinical trials. Our dedicated CTU facilities are based on the campus of Greenslopes Private Hospital and we can support any investigator accredited to consult at the hospital. In addition, our staff develop successful partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and research organisations - large and small.
We provide our research partners with first-class conduct, management and coordination of multi-centre national and international clinical research trials. Our aim is to deliver clinicians and patients with access to new and emerging medications in an effort to advance medical care for all.
If you would like to conduct a clinical trial under the auspices of the CTU, please contact Dr Suzanne Elliott (Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation Clinical Trial Manager).
Information for potential trial participants
All CTU trials are run under strict conditions. Our Clinical Trial Coordinators ensure that you are treated with the utmost care, while our Data Manager oversees the meticulous data entry for each of your participant visits. In addition, trial monitors from each company involved in our trials visit us regularly and double check every single number that we enter in order to ensure the trial is run correctly.
You will never be ‘out of pocket’ health wise for participating in a trial; every patient gets the standard of care treatment – alone or combined with a new treatment. Our job is to work with you to make sure that any new treatments truly live up to their claims. By doing that, we can together improve future health outcomes for all Australians and the wider global community.
Please visit the pages of our website which list the studies which are currently open for recruitment to see if there is a trial in which you are interested in taking part. You may also wish to complete this form if you would like to be notified of future clinical trials which might be of interest to you.