Other clinical trial resources
Clinical trials are medical research studies that aim to find a better way to manage a particular disease.
Consumer Health Forum clinical trials project
The Consumer Health Forum (CHF) was funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research to develop a factsheet to provide consumer-friendly information about clinical trials, in response to a recommendation for improved consumer access to information on clinical trials. CHF members were engaged in focus testing and many provided input into the content and development of the factsheet.
The factsheet is available online, in both colour and print-friendly versions. You can access it on the Consumer Health Forum website. Please feel free to distribute the link and the factsheet broadly to family, friends and consumer networks.
Clinical Trails Connect
Clinical Trials Connect (CTC) is an online participant recruitment website designed to help match members of the Australian community to potentially life changing research opportunities, and deliver recruitment solutions to researchers. You can register your interest to participate in trials on the website in one of two ways, either as a patient with a medical condition or as a healthy volunteer. If a person’s search does not reveal a current match in their area of interest they can register for a future trial and will be contacted when something becomes available.
CTC is recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Federal Government Department of Innovation Industry Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). CTC is also listed as one of two portals most relevant to Australian consumers currently in the Consumer Health Forum ‘Guide to Clinical Trials’ factsheet, and has recently been listed on the new Government website Australian Clinical Trials.
For more information visit the Clinical Trials Connect website.
Australian Clinical Trials
Clinical trials are helping to develop new interventions and tests that may improve your health care, alleviate the symptoms of your disease or condition or improve the health care of others which will help people live longer and have less pain or disability.
For more information about Australian Clinical Trials and links to more information on how you can participate, visit the Australian Clinical Trials website.
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