Participate in a clinical trial

What are clinical trials?

The World Health Organisation defines a clinical trial as “any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans in one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes”.

Clinical trials are strictly regulated by the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans, Good Clinical Practice (ICH/GCP) and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) who make the final decision about the safety of new treatments, medicine and devices.

Why participate in a Clinical Trial at Mater?

All clinical trials conducted at Mater Research is voluntary. So without volunteers, clinical trials are not possible.

By becoming involved in a clinical trial at Mater Research helps you to be actively involved in your own healthcare as well as contribute to new knowledge and future understanding of medical conditions which allows Mater researchers and clinicians to improve patient care and health outcomes for the community.