Tools and infrastructure

Preclinical and Clinical trials facilities

Clinical trials facilities aim to encourage recruitment, support identification of potential new trial sites and access to resources, and provide advice and expertise on aspects of trial design and development, as well as resources to support compliance with regulatory documentation. New submissions or updates on listed resources are welcomed via the link above.

Name Location Key Outcomes
Australian & New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry National, online Australian & New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ANZCTR) is a searchable online database of registered clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand. Maintained by the NHMRC CTC (see below).
Biopharmaceuticals Australia Queensland Biopharmaceuticals Australia (BPA) aims to foster Queensland’s and Australia’s biopharmaceutical industry sector, and to connect innovative product developers with a range of capabilities to help take drugs through developmental stages to the marketplace. Also provides Access Support Grants up to $250,000.
Centre for Applied Disability Research  National, based in NSW Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) actively supports applied and collaborative research that can be quickly translated into policy and practice via knowledge-exchange events (conference, symposia, classes) and resources.
Clinical Trials Connect National, online Clinical Trials Connect (CTC) is a centralised trial listing for prospective participants in Australia & New Zealand interested in volunteering for medical research.  International, online is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
MS Clinical Trials Network  National The MS Clinical Trials Network (MSCTN) provides an online listing of MS trials in Australia, and also coordinates a network of experts who can provide advice and information for investigators as well as recruitment assistance.
Neuroscience Trials Australia National, based in Victoria Neuroscience Trials Australia (NTA) is a not-for-profit contract research organisation providing clinical trial support service, aiming to coordinate, facilitate, support and conduct clinical trials across investigators, sites and centres.
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre National, based in NSW NHMRC CTC, based at the University of Sydney, provides clinical trial expertise and support. The CTC also maintains the ANZCTR (see above).
Queensland Clinical Trials Network Queensland To improve the design and management of clinical trials in QLD. Queensland Clinical Trials Network (QCTN) is the primary point of contact for organisations seeking to undertake preclinical and clinical research in Queensland. QCTN helps identify and connect organisations (sponsors) with appropriate research institutions, hospitals, CROs and other life sciences service providers.
Therapeutic Innovation Australia – Queensland Node Queensland The Therapeutics Innovation Australia Queensland Node includes facilities at UQ, QIMR, and QUT. It provides access to coordinated and integrated translational health pathways for researchers in different areas including small molecule pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, devices, biomarkers and cell based therapies.
 “Virtual Pharma” Pharmaceutical Developability Network (PDN) National Administered by Therapeutics Innovation Australia, the PDN provides services including an expert panel with experienced translational health experts to guide research; a translational chemistry facility; primary and secondary drug screening capability; preclinical capacity with a focus on specific gaps in relation to toxicology; pharmacometric capability across the drug development sector.
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Preclinical and Clinical trials facilities